Akerman Ideas Day 29 January 2019


Come along to the Akerman Centre on Tuesday the 29th of January from 3:30 – 6:30pm to help build the future of the Akerman Centre and the local neighbourhood. There will be a free creche and hot food.

The Akerman Centre is changing and this is your chance to have a say and get involved. We want to work with you to help make it more inclusive for the community and to help organisations work together there.

On the 29th you can hear about the initial plans and be part of adding your ideas to them to make them come alive. During the session, organisers will be working with you to help design and test four practical ideas to test out that combine the best of the local community with the skills and expertise of local services.

We will be exploring themes including food, young people, intergenerational relationships, local history and improving services.

Benefits for local people

  • This is an opportunity to shape your local community and local services
  • This is an opportunity to get support to bring your ideas to life in partnership with other local people and professionals
  • For local people who are directly involved in running an Idea Test Day at the Akerman Centre and are not paid as part of their job, we can offer pre-arranged involvement payments. Contact irit@wigs.solutions in advance of the event if this applies to you and we’ll get it sorted.

Benefits for community organisations

  • To find ways local organisations can use 
the building on a more sustainable basis – 
this could include lower rates of hire and different uses of the building
  • The opportunity to have a say on the re-development of the building – and be part of how we develop this in the future

Benefits for statutory services

  • Explore opportunities of working in partnership with other organisations and local people
  • Get help to bring some of your community ideas to life

So if you have ideas for the area, or you’d just like to find out more, please come along and be part of the discussion!

Parents: If a place in a creche for your child would enable you to attend this event, please let us know by 15th January. Contact: irit@wigs.solutions.