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A report called The Community Development Challenge has been launched by Hazel Blears MP.
CDX was one of the lead authors of the report, along with the Community Development Foundation and the Federation for Community Development Learning, and a wider working group which became known as the 'CD2' group.
The report makes it clear that community development is crucial to government's community engagement plans. Because community development work is often hidden from the public gaze, it can sometimes seem that community achievements have occurred spontaneously. This gives a misleading picture to policy makers of what communities can achieve without support.
Local Premiere of ‘Flushed Away’ raised money for the Knowle West Media Centre’s first straw bale panel for their new eco friendly building.
The screening was a full house with a great atmosphere, lots of laughs for the audience both from special guest speakers and the film and a huge round of applause at the end.
Capacitybuilders – Delivering the ChangeUp Programme.
Capacitybuilders’ Board, meeting on 22 November, committed itself to a programme of change in the future delivery of national support services to the voluntary and community sector and social enterprises.
The Board’s decision was in response to a package of proposals recommended by Simon Hebditch, Chief Executive, aimed at ensuring that Capacitybuilders is able to offer the sector a coherent and sensible approach to the future provision of national support services. Hebditch’s recommendations draw on extensive research carried out by independent consultant Jo Durning.
The briefing paper is to be written for funders.
The aim of the briefing is to provide a useful outline of things to consider when approached by voluntary and community organisations (VCO’s) with an ICTproject/initiative or when wanting to fund ICT as a funder. This piece of work follows on from the How to Cost and Fund publication that has recently been compiled. The ICT Hub recognises that it is important that both funders and VCO’s realise the importance of the total cost of ICT.Therefore, the briefings are aimed at funders and the publication produced for VCO’s.
David Bishop, Bristol City Councils Head of Transport, updated the South Bristol C21 group on transport plans for Bristol. The city and the sub region have been earmarked nearly £200 million of £800 million over the next ten years out of the government's infrastructure pot for the South West's transport.
This will be used to implement the recommendations of the Greater Bristol Strategic Transport Study that includes:
Black History Month (BHM) was established in the United States of America by the Harvard educated African American scholar Dr Carter G Woodson in 1926. In the UK it was first celebrated in London in October 1987 which coincided with the Marcus Garvey celebrations. Interest in BHM soon spread to other cities like Bristol, Leeds, Manchester Nottingham and Birmingham. Since 1997 BHM has gained national profile and the Commission for Racial Equality has become involved in co-ordinating a national events programme. Broadcasters such as Channel 4, the BBC and local media now include programmes focused on BHM in their October schedules. The aim is to promote the rich diversity of black people, black culture and the historical presence of black people in Britain.
Below is the Ramadhan timetable for Sehri ends and Iftar times.
SEHRI ENDS time marks the beginning of the fast in the morning, after which no food or drink may be consumed for the rest of the day.
IFTAR time marks the end of the fast in the evening.
The other times in between are congregational prayer times in the Mosque. Individual prayer times will vary.
ESHA/TARAVEEH time is the time of the last of the five daily prayers. During Ramadhan, this is followed by an extended daily prayer (Taraveeh) during which one thirtieth of the Qur'an is recited every day, thereby completing the recital of the whole of the Qur'an during the 30 days of Ramadhan. The Taraveeh prayer will take up to 2 hours every night, to complete.