Your chance to grill Cabinet member Francis Maude MP about your community #dmimgml

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A Steve Chalke and Faithworks Event taking place next week.
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“The state is shrinking. Civil Society feels vulnerable.”

Are you concerned about the needs of your local neighbourhood and the gaps in provision? Are you interested in community organising? Do you want to make a difference?

Cabinet Office Minister and senior Coalition member, Rt Hon Francis Maude MP is joining us to debate the opportunities for and threats to local communities and civil society posed by the new government’s emerging policies and practices. Don't miss your chance to have your say.

A Question of Balance: The Role of the State and Civil Society in Britain Today
Rt Hon Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office

Tickets are £6 Click here to book

Date: Wednesday 29th June 2011
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
Venue: The Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1 7HS

We will be joined by Rt Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, as we explore the opportunities on the horizon for the voluntary and community sector. The evening will focus specifically on:

 *   the localism agenda

 *   the role of community organisers

Many community groups and local charities are worried about their future and their role within society, 'are we still wanted and how do we fit in?' Francis Maude will respond to some of these fears and clarify future opportunities including discussing how the government plans to work together with the voluntary and community sector in these arenas.