Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Consultation on the future of the voluntary sector in Haslingden and Hyndburn – 16th January 2015

I am hosting a roundtable discussion event to get the thoughts of local voluntary groups on the future of the voluntary sector, and what action the Government could take to support the valuable work they do. 


I am hoping to get a wide cross-section of people who run charities and voluntary organisations in the constituency to attend, as well as trustees and local volunteers themselves, and that is why I am writing to you.


I know first-hand the vital work that local charities and voluntary organisations do in Haslingden and Hyndburn.  There are so many bodies that are active locally and I think that it is extremely important that the Government does what it can to ensure these organisations can keep going and can fulfil their potential.  In order to renew and strengthen the relationship between Government and the voluntary sector we need input from groups across the constituency.


The event takes place on Friday 16th January 2015, at 1pm-4pm at Accrington Library, St James' Street, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 1NQ, and I urge all interested local groups, trusttes and volunteers to come along.


It would be helpful if you can let my office know if you are able to attend so that we can gauge numbers. Please RSVP to nick.swanson@parliament.uk. Groups are welcome to submit a written response if you are unable to attend the roundtable.