What should happen in Lightwoods House for it to be a success for local people?
A workshop for local people, run by local people.
7pm-9pm on Wednesday 6 April at St Mary’s Church.
There have been a few meetings where we’ve had the opportunity to talk briefly about what we’d like Lightwoods House to be if the funding bid for the park is successful. Now is the time to explore different options in more depth and to find out how different ideas might work together.
The large group of people particularly interested in the House felt that this would be valuable when we last met at the Park meeting on 9th Feb and it was agreed that we’d get this organised! We hope that the ideas, views and information we collect will be useful to Sandwell Council, to the Friends Group when it is set up and to the community as a whole.
Who is this for?
You! All local people who have an interest in the future of Lightwoods House and Park, no matter how much or how little you have been involved before.
What will it be like?
Friendly! A practical workshop where we’ll look at plans for each floor of the house and, in small groups, work out how different services or activities might work in different areas.
You will also have the opportunity to list groups or individuals in Bearwood who can’t be at the workshop, but who should also be consulted, to make sure we are being as inclusive as possible. We’ll provide you with an update on our Council’s plans for the house and park too.
What will happen after this?
Lots! The local people running the session will write up the discussions and then we hope that we (and other volunteers) will be able to share this more widely at the Party in the Park on 2nd May and through other (many!) avenues. We hope to gradually build an accurate picture of what activities or services are emerging as the priorities for local people.