Invitation: Emerging Communities: Building Bridges, Forging Links

Invitation: Emerging Communities: Building Bridges, Forging Links

You are invited to attend an event to consider the opportunities and challenges of large-scale housing developments on new and established communities.  This networking and information event will be of interest to:

  • Those living and working in a new community
  • Those living in an established community and seeking to link with a new community
  • Those seeking to set up a voluntary organisation in a new community
  • Those seeking to broaden the scope of an established group to include a new community

The event is organised by OCVA and partners including Community First Oxfordshire. 

When: Tuesday 4th July 2017 from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm.

Where: Bodicote House, Banbury OX15 4AA

Cost: Free

Who should attend?

Anyone who is interested in developing community links.   Pre-booking is essential.

Register:  here or email or phone 01865 251946

Refreshments: tea/coffee/pastries will be provided

Parking: Cricket Club Car Park – Bodicote  OX15 4BN (primary parking area) Bodicote House – OX15 4AA (for access to a small number of Disabled bay spaces and small first come first serve visitor car park directly next to venue)

(Attendees may find it quicker/easier if they are coming from Oxford direction to use the Oxford to Banbury Road (through Kidlington, Deddington, Adderbury) rather than M40. As Bodicote is located on the opposite side of Banbury to the M40 Junction).


9.30 – coffee

10.00 – 10.10 – Introduction and welcomes from OCVA

10.10 – 10.30 – A place in space: challenges and opportunities in ‘community building’: Tom McCulloch, Community First Oxfordshire

10.30 – 10.50 – Creating a thriving community – the experience of Great Western Park, Didcot: Mark Bodeker, Community Minister

11.50 – 11.05 – Break

11.05 – 11.25 – New Developments: New Approach: Rosie Phillips, Community Development Partner – New Developments

11.25 – 12.00 – Round Table discussions led by OCVA

12.00 – 12.30 – Plenary led by OCVA