Residents of Foleshill are
being invited to a meeting to discuss reducing unemployment and increasing training
opportunities for local people.
The Foleshill Economic Regeneration Action Group is holding the meeting on Tuesday 3
November. The idea is to allow local residents to have their say on the best ways forward
for introducing a programme aimed at addressing these two issues.
Coventry City Council, in partnership with local residents in Foleshill and other
public agencies, has managed to secure funding from the government to run the programme.
Originally it was hoped it would be managed by the Ethnic Minority Alliance (EMA).
However, Coventry City Council is concerned EMA will not be able to deliver the projects
in time and with the agreed results. It is therefore looking for alternative ways of
implementing the programme to ensure the money benefits the ethnic minority communities,
as was orignally planned.
Local residents will be given the opportunity to have their say on the issues at
Tuesdays meeting, which will be attended by members of the Economic Regeneration
Action Group and Demetrious Panton, Area Co-ordinator for Foleshill.
"We are concerned that the money should not be lost and should be used to benefit
ethnic minority communities. Its important that local residents have a chance to
have their say on the best way forward."
The meeting will take place at Mercia Park, Lockhurst Lane, Foleshill. Discussions will
start at 7pm.
For more information about the meeting and/or the proposals to reduce unemployment and
improve local peoples access to training, please contact the Foleshill Are
Co-ordination Office on 01203 688893