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February 2020

Understanding the Garden City approach – Seminars for Councils: Manchester

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Performance Space, Manchester Central Library , St Peter’s Square , Manchester, M2 5PD

A free seminar for Councils exploring the opportunities to bring forward sustainable new communities within the context of national policy and the Garden City Principles  Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and lacks the basic social infrastructure to make these new places into real communities. Meeting the nation’s housing needs will involve…

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March 2020

The power of procurement

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introductory action-focused session on the power of a progressive approach to procurement Book your place → About this Event In this session the specialist CLES trainer will progressive procurement talk you through the five stages of progressive procurement: policy; anchor collaboration; analysis; understanding wider impact; and making procurement accessible. The session will explore a series of real world examples of when each part of the journey has been done particularly well in place and encourage you to consider where…

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Intro to community wealth building

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mechanics Centre, Manchester, M1 6DD

An introduction to the fundamentals and CLES’ latest thinking around community wealth building Book your place → About this Event In this session you will be taken through the five pillars of community wealth building, what they are, what they mean in practice and what it looks like when action is taken on each pillar in a place. This session invites delegates to explore community wealth building in the current UK context and evaluates its key role in developing an…

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April 2020

CCH Annual Conference 2020

April 17 - April 19
Mercure Haydock Hotel Penny Lane Haydock St Helens WA11 9SG United Kingdom

Our fabulous CCH Annual Conference 2020 will return to the Mercure Haydock Hotel, close to Manchester and Liverpool, on the 17-19 April 2020. Please discuss it at your next committee meeting so that you can reserve your place early. More information coming soon.

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May 2020

Worker Co-op Weekend 2020

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm
Thornbridge Outdoors Longstone Lane Great Longstone Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1NY

The Worker Co-op Weekend, hosted by Co-operatives UK is aimed at worker co-operatives to help them learn, share and be inspired by one another. The programme is made up of practical sessions designed and run by worker co-ops and covers a range of topics. This year's venue is Thornbridge Outdoors in the Peak District. Key elements to the Worker Co-op Weekend: Designed and run by worker co-ops for worker co-ops Food and drink sourced from worker co-operatives Vegan friendly catering…

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June 2020

Community Wealth Building – Plymouth

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Plymouth

Neil McInroy CEO of CLES, is facilitating the “Community Wealth Building: An Economy For All” workshops in conjunction with Stir to Action.  The workshop will be run twice, the other event takes place in Newcastle on 7 December 2019. While the UK’s local authorities are still managing an austerity programme that has led to devastating social spending cuts, and others are trying to attract inward investment into their regions, this workshop will look at the alternatives. This session will explore the practice of…

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September 2020

Celebrating Welwyn Garden City at 100

September 10 - September 11
Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Garden City

The TCPA is organising a two-day creative exploration of the Garden City idea as one of the signature events to celebrate the centenary of Welwyn Garden City in 2020. The enduring influence of Welwyn, and the garden city principles it sought to enshrine, is recognised internationally. This two-day event will bring together expert speakers and commentators from across the world to generate lively discussion and interventions designed to address the 21st century challenges of providing places where people want to…

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