“I am delighted to introduce an exert from our new three year plan, ‘A place of possibility’. This plan looks to the future and outlines what we hope to achieve during the first years of our merger; embedding what we do well already, developing new services and influencing local policy making. However, this plan means nothing without you – the people in our community. We want to work in partnership with others, with and for the people of our neighbourhood.” Stacy Yelland, CEO
Our vision is to create a place of possibility for everyone.
...which is welcoming, inclusive and proudly diverse.
...where neighbours know each other by name, children play in the street and public space is shared and respected.
...where people take an active interest in the world around them and feel they have a role to play in shaping the future of where they live.
...which promotes the wellbeing of people through quality urban design and protection of the natural world.
...where connections between people lead to a shared sense of belonging and local pride.
We are driven by our shared values and a desire to achieve three fundamental long-term outcomes:
- Children will have the freedom to play, experiment and learn; to be healthy, happy and feel part of their community.
- The community will have healthy, sustainable, welcoming places to connect, socialise, learn and share cultural knowledge.
- Residents will be informed, have agency to participate in their neighbourhood and city, feel a sense of belonging and take pride in where they live.
Community hub for all To build on Easton Community Centre’s strong foundations and be a thriving public space at the centre of community activity.
Participation and action in the neighbourhood To promote active involvement in civic and cultural life where local voices are strengthened through access to good quality information, empowering events and community knowledge.
Inclusion and belonging where we live To cultivate and nurture a sense of belonging, where people can understand, respect and celebrate difference.
Children and play at the heart of the community To create a playful and child friendly neighbourhood which is home to an inspiring and free adventure playground.
Caring for the environment around us To improve and act as stewards of our urban environment and respond to local challenges created by climate change, austerity, rapid physical developments and economic inequality.
Champion for the area and its people To be a catalyst for equality by promoting social justice, challenging systemic disadvantage and developing just solutions with policy makers.
Fit for the future To create a financially robust, resilient organisation which uses community wisdom and an evidenced-based approach to decision making.
Integrity We will be honest and transparent in our approach and authentic in how we do things. We will do what we say we will do.
Place-based We are committed to the neighbourhoods of Easton and Lawrence Hill and will respond to resident needs in this area.
Empowering We believe every individual is an important part of our neighbourhood and should be able to contribute in a way that is meaningful for them.
Fairness We always treat people equally and are committed to reducing inequalities that exist within our community and organisation.
Enterprising We try new ways of working and experiment to find the best way of doing things. We want to use our assets to maximum social benefit for the local community.
Child-centred We advocate with and for children and young people to ensure their childhood is respected and valued.