Doing It Ourselves: Forum for a New Local Economy

Summary information

Saturday, 4 March 2017 from 09:45 to 16:00 (GMT)

Paignton, United Kingdom

South West Energy Centre and PassivHaus, Paignton


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Devon Convergence - Torbay
“Doing it ourselves” - Forum for a New Local Economy
We all know we’re in a unique historical moment - Brexit, shifting international politics, a weakening Pound and massive economic uncertainty across the world. Against this background, we’re already facing rising challenges across Devon and Torbay - lack of decent jobs and affordable housing, continued council budget cutbacks, NHS under threat, the wrong development priorities, etc.

BUT there are opportunities in all this chaos and we can start making good things happen, right here, ourselves. There are exciting community-led economic solutions already making a difference across the region supporting local entrepreneurs, launching new enterprises, finding new sources of community finance, investing in local renewable energy production for local benefit, timebanking and supporting one another. All this means more jobs, and a more resilient and inclusive local economy.

Join us and other changemakers from Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and across Devon to connect, get inspired, learn something new, and start new collaborative relationships. This is the 3rd Devon Convergence event and will prove to be just as useful and productive as the previous two have been. The format of the day will include presentations, workshops and 'open space', with lots of chances to connect with people you should meet, learn things you’d like to learn. The location will be perfect - the South West Energy Centre and PassivHaus. More details about the day’s agenda coming soon. Book your place and help spread the word.

Cost: sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds
Lunch: cafe on site or bring your own

** Please bring your own mug for hot drinks and reduce waste!

Booking and further information
Contact name: 
Devon Convergence Organising Committee
£0 + donation
Dates and Times
Saturday, 4 March, 2017
More dates and times information: 
9.45am - 4.00pm
Venue information
South West Energy Centre and PassivHaus, Paignton

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