P1120332 - CopyFaith and community leaders from TCC’s member organisations gathered together for an issues an actions workshop at Hope Parish Hall.  Members from Holywell to Penycae arrived for the workshop, which looked at some new and innovative ways of moving on TCC’s actions. 

TCC’s lead organiser Kay Polley lead a refresher session on cutting issues, and then the participants worked in small groups to come up with some new issues which they could tackle.  They went on to look at running actions, and some creative ideas for getting a face-to-face meeting with the person who can make a decision.  Basing our work on Saul Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals, and looking at some past TCC work, the group planned some fantastic new actions and ways to draw attention to the issues.  We don’t want to give too much away here, so watch this space! 

Finally, the group ran through some of the practicalities of planning an action, including building allies and working with power people. 

On the day, Ann Owen from St Giles’ in Wrexham said “Today we’ve looked closely at how TCC works, which has been really helpful for people like myself you haven’t yet been on training.  In groups we’ve considered what we think are the issues which need some attention, we’ve come up with several.”

Rob Owen from Transition Holywell and District said: “TCC is all about communities coming together.  Today we’ve been discussing new issues and actions, and how to make more impact with them by being more creative and imaginative, and having some fun.”

We will of course post updates as the ideas develop on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter

TCC logoAt last week's AGM TCC trustees, staff, and members reflected on the last year of community organising in North East Wales.  We were pleased to welcome three new trustees to our board: Rev James Harris (St. Mary's Minera, Church in Wales), Rev Nan Powell-Davies (Presbyterian Church in Wales), and Ms Melanie Sinclair (Transition Town Holywell and District).

An overview of the organisation is given in our annual review, which also highlights a few of our sucesses.  

You can download the annual review here, in Welsh or in Englsh:

Adolygiad Blynyddol TCC 2012/13   TCC Annual Review 2012/13 

In February 2013 participants from the Powered by People UK community organising groups gathered in Manchester, to take part in 5 day national community organising training.  The trainers were Kay Polley from TCC, Greg Brown from Thrive Teesside, Mark Waters from Thrive Greater Manchester, and Greg Galluzzo from US based Gamaliel Foundation. 

This video gives you a small taste of the course.  If you’re interested in attending TCC’s next 24 hour training, please contact our lead organiser, Kay Polley. 

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