Flowing out of the idea that individuals and communities should flourish, the purpose of The Big Conversation is to stimulate conversation in a defined geographical area on the aspirations, questions, issues and hopes that most concern its residents.
Our vision is to facilitate conversations among people at the kitchen table, in the local pub, at the school canteen or work cafeteria, in the local community centre or across the borough.
Rather than give space only to the more vocal, the goal is to hear the voice of those from across all sections of a community. More than simply stimulate conversation, we are keen that communities should work with agencies and organisations who want to bring about positive change.
The big conversation is in 3 stages:
Letting your community speak: Discovering your community’s voice!
Rather than imposing what we think are the questions that a community needs to be asking, the goal of The Big Conversation is to work with the community to hear what are their aspirations, questions, issues and hopes.
See “Run - Phase 1” for a list of mechanisms that can be used to facilitate this phase.
Phase 2 is all about encouraging and facilitating conversations across the community on the content raised in
See “Run - Phase 2” for a list of mechanisms that can be used to facilitate this phase.
with local agencies and organisations
We will launch this stage with a summary of the questions and discussions had so far, with the aim of then working with agencies and organisation in the community to address these.