Our East Marsh Home and the East Marsh Plan

A home isn’t just a roof over our heads. A home is a place where we feel loved and where we love others. It’s a place we belong. Love is what makes a home, not the contents inside the house or the number on the door. The East Marsh is our home. It’s a historicContinue reading “Our East Marsh Home and the East Marsh Plan”

The Preston Community Wealth Model brought £73m (yes, that’s MILLIONS!) to the area in just four years. Why aren’t we doing this?

What is community wealth growth? It’s a two-fold strategy for council, community groups and business to work together and reorganise local economies so that wealth is not extracted but broadly held and income is recirculated. That’s it in a nutshell and it’s been tried and tested successfully in Preston, where, in 2013, they found thatContinue reading “The Preston Community Wealth Model brought £73m (yes, that’s MILLIONS!) to the area in just four years. Why aren’t we doing this?”

Coulbeck & Dasein: Money for the Marsh

In this video Lee & Billy tell the truth about what’s at the heart of all of these problems on the East Marsh: poverty. They then talk about progressive ways forward by growing community wealth through community-led housing and job creation. It’s Time4Change, vote Coulbeck & Dasein on May 6th and help bring Money toContinue reading “Coulbeck & Dasein: Money for the Marsh”

Money for the Marsh: it’s Time4Change!

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!”

The *remarkable* power of Community dialogue: East Marsh People’s Assemblies

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”

Get your voice heard: East Marsh People’s Assembly

Join us on April 9th at 7pm for a very different kind of meeting. The community is at the heart of United4EastMarsh, so we’re holding regular meet-ups where everyone’s voice will be heard, where we can share what really matters to us and start to build a picture how things could be better around here.Continue reading “Get your voice heard: East Marsh People’s Assembly”

Your Voice: United4EastMarsh

Our local political system is failing the East Marsh. You are allowed a vote every few years for somebody who represents one of the old political parties – London pulls the strings, organises the electioneering leaflets and so on. And then the elected councillor works in concert with other parties or blindly opposes the otherContinue reading “Your Voice: United4EastMarsh”