Community Wealth Building Workshops

As part of CLES’ independent advisory role to the Community Wealth Building Unit, we will be involved in two workshops supporting new councillors to implement community wealth building strategies and in-sourcing local services.

Collaborating on the workshops with Association of Public Service excellence (APSE), CLES Chief Executive Neil McInroy will highlight the need for a new economic model and explore the practical ways in which councils can build local community wealth, using examples from across the UK and internationally.

Cllr Matthew Brown, leader of Preston Council and senior fellow at the Democracy Collaborative will be there to share examples of how this has worked in Preston, focusing on the 6 year long programme of work with CLES.

There will be two workshops, in Manchester and London. Full details of which are as follows:

Manchester Date: Saturday  30 June  

UNISON North West Region, Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1UN (on site at Manchester Victoria Station)
Commencing 10.30 – Coffee and registration –for a 10.45 prompt start
Ends 12.30 with sandwich lunch provided

London Date: Saturday 21 July

UNISON Centre: 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY (a few minutes’ walk from London Euston station)
Commencing 10.30 – Coffee and registration –for a 10.45 prompt start
Ends 12.30 with sandwich lunch provided

Delegates must confirm attendance to reserve a place and to enable catering arrangements to be made. To reserve a place visit here.