Tonight I have been to the first AGM of the Edgbaston Constituency Voluntary Community and Faith Network which was held at Harborne Baptist Church.
After the formalities, we heard presentations from Harborne Baptists’ Youth Work, the Edgbourne Group of Churches’ marriage preparation classes, Cerebral Palsy Midlands (which is based in Victoria Road, Harborne), and Positive Parenting.
It was then my pleasant duty to thank all the organisations represented for the valuable work they do, and introduce the main speaker of the evening, Jackie Mould, the Director of BeBirmingham who gave an interesting speech which included the pleasing statistics that a recent survey showed 76% of people in the Edgbaston Constituency have a high level of satisfaction with the area (the 3rd highest in the city) and 82% think people from different backgrounds get on well together (the 2nd highest in the city).
Jackie then talked about a Child Poverty Summit which will be taking place in Birmingham, and gave out information about some funding pots of money which organisations can bid into. The official part of the evening over, we then all did some useful networking over coffee and biscuits.