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Selly Oak Convention 01.12.12

(Photos courtesy of Councillor Eva Phillips)

The Selly Oak District Convention took place on 1 December 2012, at the Beeches Management Centre. Attendees included Councillors, partners organisations, District Officers and most importantly local community groups and residents from across the district.

The morning session was given over to discussion workshops on the key themes below:

  • Health and Wellbeing - facilitated by Karen Creavin, Birmingham City Council
  • Community Safety - facilitated by Police Sargent Suraya Latif - 21C Selly Oak Constituency Police Service and Austin Rodriguez, Birmingham City Council
  • Young People and Children - facilitated by Jan Collymore, District Youth Service, Birmingham City Council
  • Being a Co-operative District - Paul Slatter and Hanah Worth, Chamberlain Forum

The afternoon session was given over to Ward round table discussions facilitated by local Ward Councillors.

The event also included a presentation of Ward Champion Awards for Brandwood, Billesley, Bournville and Selly Oak Wards, as well as a District Special Recognition Award. These awards below were to recognise contributions in volunteering and active citizenship and were presented by Steve McCabe MP and Karen McCarthy, District Chair.

  • Brandwood Ward - Roger Dennis ( Brandwood Centre)
  • Billesley Ward - Lynda Batchelor ( R&B Learning Centre at Moseley Rugby Foundation)
  • Bournville Ward - Peter Walker and Brenda Thomas ( Stirchley Neighbourhood Forum)
  • Selly Oak Ward - John Clayton ( Selly Park Flood Action Group)
  • District Special Recognition Award - Emma Woolf ( Friends of Cotteridge Park )

The Selly Oak Convention was covered by Podnosh - Steph Jennings on the District's Twitter Feed @SellyOakdist using hashtag #SOconv , which trended on the day!

More detailed information can be found on our blog - http://sellyoakdistrict.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/selly-oak-district-convention-awards/

and all the tweets from the day can be viewd at http://storify.com/podnosh/selly-oak-district-convention-tweets

Attached below is the final Selly Oak District Convention 2012 Report. The report includes the issues and actions from the morning thematic and afternoon Ward workshops as well as next steps.

The report also includes the links for the supporting information used on the day. Additional papers have also been attached below.