It was a first for me and a first for the Harrogate and Area Council for Voluntary Service CVS too – a “webinar”, an online seminar. Based at the CVS offices at Community House on East Parade in Harrogate, we had a webinar on the Big Society and what it means for our area. I talked about how the government is bringing in policies to strengthen communities by decentralising powers, reforming public services and encouraging social action. We particularly covered the role of volunteering and the challenges ahead.

Many local organisations logged in to participate and I thought the seminar was excellent. It was good to hear from many organisations directly. I had visited some of them in the past, so it was very helpful to hear an update on their challenges.

I don’t think this will be the first and last “webinar”.

If you would like to listen to the “webinar” please feel free to do so at www.powwownow.co.uk/Recordings/recording/id/21992


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