More than 60 people from various Brent voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations and Brent Council attended the CVS Brent Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, December 4th at Sattavis Patidar Centre in Wembley.
The Worshipful Mayor of Brent Cllr Arshad Mahmood opened the meeting and announced the winners of the prize draw among those CVS Brent member organisations whose representatives had completed the annual membership survey conducted in October 2018:
- Abundance Arts – first prize of £100;
- Kenton Sports Club – second prize of £50;
- Potential Mentoring – second prize of £50
- Global Skills Centre – second prize of £50.
Representatives of the above organisations should email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim their prize and give their account details. In total we have received 41 responses to our survey. See an overview of the data collected about CVS Brent performance here.
Cllr Krupesh Hirani gave an update on the London Borough of Brent voluntary, community and social enterprise sector review and answered questions. The sector review as well as Brent budget proposals will be further discussed at the Voluntary Sector Liaison Forum on Thursday, January 10th – to attend it, please register here.
Alex Buckmire and Rachel Wright from the Voluntary Action Harrow Co-operative, the CVS Brent counterpart in the neighbouring London Borough of Harrow, shared their experience in organising and running a consortium in the voluntary sector. They also invited the participants to conduct a short groupwork exercise.
The meeting closed with a delicious supper prepared by Kadiris of Hendon and Caribbean Kingdom Caterers.