Quick Quiz, folks! Which political party – first up at EVOC’s Twilight Talks – outlined the following ambitions for Edinburgh?
“Economic Growth on its own is NOT what the Council should be for – What do we really value?”
“We want to shift the balance away from profit-making activity.”
“We want to create a £10m Endowment Fund built over ten years from sale of unneeded assets and Philanthropic donations – to be used for Voluntary and Community activity.”
Well done – you got it in one! That was the Edinburgh Greens at the first in a series of discussion events with political parties called ‘Twilight Talks on a Tuesday,’ where a Third Sector audience got to quiz candidates from the Scottish Green Party about their ambitions and intentions for Edinburgh.
During a lively and engaging discussion, Third Sector voices raised issues from the scope for Co-Production in Partnership Working to the needs of vulnerable Kinship Carers.
The Edinburgh Greens, represented by Cllr Maggie Chapman, Chas Booth, Melanie Main and Phyl Meyer, brought an openness and honesty to the discussion – describing their ambitions for community-owned assets, a city that works for its people, for equality and sustainability.
I’d call it a super Tuesday.
Hosted by EVOC on behalf of Edinburgh’s Third Sector Interface, this series of Twilight Talks take place from 5.30 – 7.00pm on successive Tuesdays as below.
Tuesday 13 March – Scottish Labour Party
Tuesday 20 March – Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Tuesday 27 March – Scottish Liberal Democrats
Tuesday 03 April – Scottish National Party
Read more about this programme of events: https://www.evoc.org.uk/blog-archive/embrace-the-change/ and view the agenda and details: https://www.evoc.org.uk/wordpress/wp-content/media/2012/02/Twilight_Talks_on_a_Tuesday2.pdf
And if you’re into Twitter, please use the hashtag #TwilightTalks