‘EastbourneCan’ - a newmodel for civicengagement?Will CallaghanMark HadleyDuncan Adams
1 What we’ve achieved2 How we started3 How little we’ve spent4 What we’ve learnt5 Future challenges
About usInformal group with a bank account10 strong ‘Exec’ on FacebookApprox 50 at monthly meets900 Twitter followers, 200...
Since January2012 we’ve...
Spruced up sixempty shops...
After
Before
After
Before
After
Won £5,000from EBC...
Held the WishTower Design Day...
Launched the WishTower Friends...
Organised twocashmobs...
Tested digitalWhats On signs
And got creativesnetworking...
We also offered aforum for others...
Cohub
Bonfire society
e The Magazine
Street Market
Faster trainto London
Carnival
Dan Thompson (Empty Shops Network)Legal & General (Arndale Centre redevelopment)Eastbourne Borough Council (Devonshire Par...
How we startedWill, David and Jason wanted to found agroup “that does rather than talks”Interested in design, the Wish Tow...
£350/ year =£10 to register web address£5/ month to host website£20/ month for posters£30 for business cards£0 for meeting...
What we’ve learntSocial media is key for communication,involvement, staying flexibleSet achievable goals and always delive...
What we’ve learntAll age groups have something to giveNo membership, just turn up and take partJust need a willingness to ...
Future challengesCash and volunteersMaintaining apolitical stanceSlow local authorities/ other bodiesDuplication of other ...
www.eastbournecan.cominfo@eastbournecan.comeastbournecan15th Oct 8pm, Dolphin19th Nov 8pm, here17th Dec 8pm, Dolphin
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Oct 2012

  1. 1. ‘EastbourneCan’ - a newmodel for civicengagement?Will CallaghanMark HadleyDuncan Adams
  2. 2. 1 What we’ve achieved2 How we started3 How little we’ve spent4 What we’ve learnt5 Future challenges
  3. 3. About usInformal group with a bank account10 strong ‘Exec’ on FacebookApprox 50 at monthly meets900 Twitter followers, 200 Facebook likesApolitical, “just want to get things done”Work with EBC, 3VA, local businessesand some RSA membersIn touch with Chamber, Town Team
  4. 4. Since January2012 we’ve...
  5. 5. Spruced up sixempty shops...
  6. 6. After
  7. 7. Before
  8. 8. After
  9. 9. Before
  10. 10. After
  11. 11. Won £5,000from EBC...
  12. 12. Held the WishTower Design Day...
  13. 13. Launched the WishTower Friends...
  14. 14. Organised twocashmobs...
  15. 15. Tested digitalWhats On signs
  16. 16. And got creativesnetworking...
  17. 17. We also offered aforum for others...
  18. 18. Cohub
  19. 19. Bonfire society
  20. 20. e The Magazine
  21. 21. Street Market
  22. 22. Faster trainto London
  23. 23. Carnival
  24. 24. Dan Thompson (Empty Shops Network)Legal & General (Arndale Centre redevelopment)Eastbourne Borough Council (Devonshire Park plan)Other guests this year
  25. 25. How we startedWill, David and Jason wanted to found agroup “that does rather than talks”Interested in design, the Wish Tower,anything that people had a strongfeeling aboutCreated long list of ideas by askingTwitter, Facebook, anyone we knewPublic vote highlighted four jobs - WishTower, Whats On, Empty Shops, Digitaleconomy
  26. 26. £350/ year =£10 to register web address£5/ month to host website£20/ month for posters£30 for business cards£0 for meeting spaceCosts are rounded andproject costs are extra
  27. 27. What we’ve learntSocial media is key for communication,involvement, staying flexibleSet achievable goals and always deliverEverything should look great and read wellMeeting venues should be design led andhave a pay bar/ foodLook for off the shelf tools (eg Wordpress)Momentum is really important
  28. 28. What we’ve learntAll age groups have something to giveNo membership, just turn up and take partJust need a willingness to get stuck inBeing persistent and professional reapsrewards (including donations from privateindividuals)Most interest from IT, art, design andpolitical communities, newer businessowners, local freethinking groups
  29. 29. Future challengesCash and volunteersMaintaining apolitical stanceSlow local authorities/ other bodiesDuplication of other initiativesShould we become a CIC, charity?
  30. 30. www.eastbournecan.cominfo@eastbournecan.comeastbournecan15th Oct 8pm, Dolphin19th Nov 8pm, here17th Dec 8pm, Dolphin

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