Coulbeck & Dasein: United4EastMarsh
What do the following things have in common? Fuel poverty Food poverty Child poverty Clothing poverty Period poverty That’s right, it’s poverty. Wasn’t hard was it? The problem here on the East Marsh is poverty. It needs saying, because poverty leads directly to low education and life chances, crime and poor health. Statistically speaking, peopleContinue reading “Money for the Marsh: it’s Time4Change!”
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep on saying it – the community is at the heart of United4EastMarsh, so here’s some feedback on our regular Friday evening community meet-ups, our East Marsh People’s Assemblies. Come and join us, have your say from 7pm for the next two Fridays, sign up here: United4EastMarsh Online People’s AssemblyContinue reading “The *remarkable* power of Community dialogue: East Marsh People’s Assemblies”
In this video Lee and Billy talk about taking responsibility for our neighbourhood in the Six Feet of Your Street project and how the East Marsh Action Plan is needed to make permanent change where we are. Vote Coulbeck & Dasein on May 6th for Action Not Words.
Register to Vote
How do I register to Vote?
Click this link: Register online (it usually takes about 5 minutes – get in touch if you need help with it, we’ll be only too pleased!).
Here is some guidance from the Council: Electoral Registration Questions
Who We Are
Lee lives on the East Marsh and is a Key Worker. He is a founder member and Director of East Marsh United and alhtough he’s done his share of cleaning up streets and alleyways, he believes that councillors doing this work isn’t a solution – what is needed is a plan, a campaign, a growing community support for change over the long term.
- We are INDEPENDENT of party politics.
- We will listen to and be guided by the community.
- We will look to shift power to the community.
- We aim to generate a community voice and develop a plan for East Marsh.
Billy was born, grew up and still lives on the East Marsh. A core member of East Marsh United, Billy has helped bring a substantial amount of money to the East Marsh for projects around Community Arts and Education, Community-Led Housing, construction and the journey to the East Marsh’s own Community and Social Action Centre.
Ways to vote
Vote by post & have your say in a safe way
You must have completed an application to vote by post before 20th April: Apply for postal vote
More information about ways to vote here, including ‘changing your postal vote’, ‘voting by proxy’ and ‘voting in person’: NELC Ways to Vote
Voting in person? Where to vote
Your polling station will be listed on your poll card, if you do not have your polling card do not assume the station closest to you is where you can vote. Simply go on ‘find my polling station’ and type in your house name/number and postcode: Find my polling station
Our Core Values
- Independence – We will each make up our own mind about every decision without prejudice or reference to a shared dogma or ideologyIntegrity – Decisions will be made in a transparent, consistent and honest manner
- Positivity – We will seek constructive solutions, reached by consensus, to support the community’s will and to prioritise the needs of the many over the individual, engaging others in discussions and avoiding simply describing problems
- Creativity – We will be open to new ideas and will be constantly open to reconsidering what we do and how we do it
- Respect – We understand that everyone has an equal voice, valid opinions and worthwhile contributions, which are always worth hearing.