Having a voice

The young people’s protest on 3rd May really showed us what the Burngreave Community Action Forum can be all about… having a voice.

This forum meeting wasn’t just about banners and demands for answers, it was about talking to people with the power to change things.

Complaints about the new pedestrian crossings were heard by the Council’s transport planning officer, who promised to consider changes.

Concerns about the loss of mature street trees were met by Tim Shortland, the Council’s tree officer who is planning a programme of replanting.

Burngreave’s police officers listened to ideas for how the police can better work with the community and young people.

And the Youth Council showed us that community action isn’t just about shouting loudly. Their workshop discussed how they could have a say in youth services.

The test now is to see if BCAF can make sure these things happen. If any of us can help strengthen BCAF’s hand by our involvement, we should do it.


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