Each year the Community Partnerships host a popular conference for representatives from our communities, voluntary organisations, public services and local businesses. This important event gives us all the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise and work together to benefit our communities and businesses in East Suffolk. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘East Suffolk: Bringing Ideas to Life’. We explored some of the critical issues affecting our lives and identified how we can respond to them within our communities, businesses and organisation. The event also addressed a range of challenges and opportunities thrown up by a recent Local Government Association ‘Peer Challenge’ of our Community Partnerships.
Well over 200 delegates attended, drawn from local communities and business, voluntary organisations, public services, the private sector, local authorities, town and parish councils, faith groups, housing and healthcare professionals, Police and many others.
Steve Gallant, Community Partnership Board Chair delivered an Introduction to the day and update on progress of the Community Partnerships
Jonathan Owen, NALC CEO delivered a keynote speech entitled “Partnerships and Parishes: Delivering for people and places” in which he stressed the importance of collaboration between Town and Parish Councils and other local organisations in building successful local communities.
A wide range of issues were then explored by delegates in a series of workshops and seminars including:
Loneliness and Isolation Post Covid 19
This important event gave us all the opportunity to share our knowledge and expertise and work together to benefit our communities and businesses in East Suffolk.