How are communities shaping their local environment?

It’s not all about having access to fields and woods. Many Big Local partnerships are creating environment enhancing projects in forgotten places and street corners. There is a growing understanding of how important urban green and beautiful spaces are for both humans and creatures, and it can start right outside your front door!

This fifth (and final) event of the Love your Environment learning cluster, will be a chance to find out the many ways’ communities are shaping their local environment. From working to create liveable neighbourhoods, to tackling graffiti and creating community gardens in disused spaces, the opportunities are endless.

The day will be an introduction to the organisations and statutory bodies who could play a role in making improvements in your local environment and am opportunity to learn more about how these improvements have positive impacts on health and wellbeing. As always it will be a chance to share and network with the Big Local areas who are also working on similar projects.

More about this event

The event is free for anyone who lives or works in a Big Local area and we will provide lunch. Learning & Networking events are open to all Big Local residents, but we do expect attendees to bring some knowledge of the Big Local programme with them, and to feed back the learning from the event to support the delivery of the Big Local plan. Where events are oversubscribed we need to give priority to people who are supporting the delivery of Big Local in their area. We also provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. We can also book and pay for travel in advance. For information on expenses and support, please email us or phone 020 3588 0565

If you are attending a Big Local event as part of your paid work/employment then we ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, we can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances. Please ask when booking for further information.

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