Connecting the Dots in Brentford & Syon
London Sustainability Exchange plans to help area get connected
Local community groups in Brentford & Syon are to get help getting connected and getting skilled up as part of London Sustainability Exchange’s latest project.
In autumn 2015, London Sustainability Exchange (LSx) say they will be helping groups to expand their skill-sets by connecting with local experts. During 2016 the collaborating groups will then hold 'skill-sharing workshops' to pass their learning on to the wider community.
LSx describes itself as a 'think and do tank' that aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable London by connecting and motivating people.
They say, “We don’t ‘hand down’ solutions. Instead we join up community projects where local people have identified their own needs and are in the driving seat. LSx helps them to access subject expertise and learning from elsewhere in order to take forward their priorities effectively. By supporting communities facing this issue to connect to each other, we can increase their voice and impact.”
LSx also plan to map the assets in Brentford & Syon to see what they think is useful, what’s not, and where the gaps are. They say that this should allow local people to connect with valuable local community resources, and the right steps be put in place for filling unmet needs. This process has been started with a series of Walking Workshops along Brentford High Street, supported by artist Raquel Durán who transformed participants ideas into colourful illustrations on a large-scale map. Local MP Ruth Cadbury attended one of the Walkshops and said “this is an excellent way for local people to get to understand their local area from the ground upwards. I found it very useful.”
For your chance to contribute, complete their survey before August 31st online or by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org. By completing the survey you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 worth of gardening or cycling equipment.
LSx are also still looking for groups that feel they could benefit from this project and will be holding further workshops. Contact them for more details.
August 20, 2015