Feedback from the Dundee Wave of Change event on Thursday 3rd December 2009
In response to an invitation from the national ‘People Making Waves’ organisation to run a Dundee Wave of Change project, a launch event was held on 3rd December 2009 at which a newly formed core group explored how we should respond to the opportunity and begin the process of creative conversation with Dundee’s communities.
The issues addressed at the first meeting were:
- How should we define the various communities within Dundee?
- How can we communicate with each of the defined communities?
DEFINING THE COMMUNITIES IN DUNDEE
- Local community planning partnerships – including disadvantaged people
- Universities and College – students and staff
- Schools – pupils, staff and parents
- Work / businesses
- locations, e.g. workplaces, commuters
- staff and customers, e.g. retailing, hospitality
- business representative organisations, e.g. Chamber, Federation of Small Businesses, CCAG
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– pre-school, retired groups, excluded young people, etc.
- staff employed in health-related services
- carers, community groups, disability groups, etc.
- Arts & culture – Rep, DCA, Science Centre, music, drama, art, nightlife, etc.
- Science – life sciences, etc.
- Digital media – computer games, etc.
- Religion / faith
- Use ‘virtual communities’ with age ranges as proposed by Tom Schuller at the Learning City event, i.e.
- under 25
- 25 to 50
- 50 to 75
- Need to recognise that there is a substantial disaffected community within Dundee
- There are also transient groups such as students and temporary workers
METHODS OF COMMUNICATION
- Promote ‘blethers’ in pubs, cafes, clubs, etc. – organise a Big Blether Day
- Media phone-ins / local paper letters pages
- Discussions at home – switch off the TV!
- Community councils
- Community Centre Network plus libraries, medical centres and other community facilities
- Social networking (requires internet access)
- Schools should play a greater role in their community, e.g. evening access
- Use story-telling to make connections with certain groups, e.g. the elderly
- Media – use radio (Tay, Wave) and local newspapers ( Courier, Telegraph) to make connections
- Aims of communication exercise:
- to create a real planning process with proposals and dialogue
- to secure ownership of a genuinely shared vision
- need somewhere to leave/collect thoughts and comments
- linguistic sticklebrick
- Need to work out how to measure the success of the Wave of Change initiative, e.g. improved confidence, morale, perspective