Category Community Development

14
Mar
2019

Calling Local Artists!

Last year our team of local peer researchers were out and about in Tulse Hill listening to local people finding out where they would like a piece of artwork to go, what theme they would like it to represent and whether the piece of work would be 2D or 3D. The results are in! We […]

31
Aug
2018

GLA – Citizen Led Engagement Evaluation Report!

Earlier this year High Trees had the amazing opportunity to work on a innovative pilot run by the Greater London Authority to work with peer researchers to connect with and include the most under represented groups within City Hall to ensure their voices were heard. Please take a look at the evaluation undertaken by the […]

11
Jul
2018

Community Organising – Igniting the Network

Between the 26th and 27th of June CO Ltd hosted their 6th annual national gathering of Community Organisers at Yarnfield park, a conference center based near Stoke on Trent. High Trees were able to take three local people, Dennis, Gloria and Nicholas, who have done some amazing work in the community along to spend two […]

2
Jul
2018

Listening Skills for Community Organising Workshop

To build on the foundational knowledge of Community Organising provided in our introduction to CO course IRMO asked us to deliver our Listening Skills for Community Organising workshop on Saturday the 30th of June. Some thoughts from the learners and pictures of the day are below: “I have learnt more about Community Organising and I […]

19
Jun
2018

Staff Volunteer Training Day

Rosanna from the Baytree Center has been supporting our Social Action Hub Service Coordinator Graham to redevelop our volunteer processes over the past few months. Today Rosanna came up to High Trees to run our staff team through the new, improved processes and procedures to ensure that High Trees give volunteers the very best experience when they […]

18
Jun
2018

London Community Organisers Network – Pembroke House

The London Community Organisers Network met on Saturday the 16th of June to establish what the most important issues to the network are, how the network could better connect and how network members could more effectively look after their own well being whilst working in communities supporting social change. The network understands that change never […]

13
Jun
2018

Volunteer Opportunities – High Trees needs you!

High Trees are currently looking for volunteers to help us reach and support even more people in the local area. If you are interested in volunteering for High Trees, please check out our page on Do-It and register your interest. Our next volunteer group induction date is on Wednesday the 18th of July, so please […]

13
Jun
2018

London Community Organisers Network – Saturday 16th of June

The London Community Organisers Network is supporting people to use Community Organising in whichever context they would like, to re-address power imbalances within our society. The topics covered in the meet-ups are informed by the needs of the network, in line with the Community Organisers code of conduct. On Saturday 16th of June we will offer […]

20
May
2018

Community Organisers Ltd Network in London – Saturday the 16th of June

High Trees Community Organiser Graham is currently working with his counterparts at the Selby Trust and Pembroke House to develop the Community Organisers Ltd network in London. The network will aim to develop people’s power and strategy for action, whilst nurturing the collective care required to sustain community action. The first meeting will be on the Saturday […]

17
May
2018

Community Councils

Last week, High Trees Community Organiser met with the National Association of Local Councils to discuss their work around Community Councils, how this is currently working in London and around the Country and how High Trees could help embed a Community Organising approach to help this work become even more effective. To find out more about Community […]

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