You are invited to an event: Celebrating Diversity in Community Councils. Date & time: Thursday, 11 August 2016, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, 11 Pilton Drive North, Edinburgh EH5 1NF
The key aim of the event is to increase the representation of BME communities in community councils and it's hosted jointly by ELREC- Diversity in Public Life project and the Granton & District Community Council.
Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) has been working on a Diversity in Public Life project since last year, aiming to increase the participation of the BME community in public life and in the democratic process.
The project works with diverse communities and is funded by the Scottish Government.
Under this project, a special scheme, Public Life Champion (PLC) has been launched to provide advice, training and mentoring to BME individuals who live/work across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Community council 3-yearly elections will take place in Sept-Oct 2016. The event will provide useful information (i.e.: nomination/registration process) and practical advice for those who are interested to stand for election as a community councillor. This event will also help establish a link between community councillors and the prospective BME candidates.
If you are interested to represent the views of your local community to the local authority and other public bodies, then joining the community council would be an ideal vehicle as well as an entry point to get into public life. Please see details about: what is community council ?
The event is open to BME residents living across Edinburgh & Lothians and to community council members. Tea/Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Booking is required to give us an estimate for the catering service. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.
To book your place online, please click here. For more information, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0131 556 0441