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ETF Annual General Meeting

Event Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, ETF's Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was scheduled to take place on Friday 14th June 2019 in the BMC Club has had to be postponed.  The AGM will be rescheduled at a later date and we will advise of the arrangements.  ETF would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your continued support.

UK Volunteer Week 2019

Time to celebrate

Volunteers Week is a national celebration of volunteering and a time to say thank you for the amazing contribution volunteers make.  The week runs from Saturday 1st June 2019 to Sunday 7th June 2019 and this year the theme is 'time to celebrate'.  During the week hundreds of events and celebrations will be taking place, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable contributions across the country.  You can find out more about Volunteer Week by clicking here.

The Lord Provost Frank Ross will honour some of the dedicated volunteers who give their time, energy and commitment to the people of Edinburgh at a special awards ceremony on Wednesday 5th June 2019, 7.00pm, City Chambers Royal Mile.  Congratulations to everyone who was nominated and thank you to all our volunteers who give so much of their time to ETF.

The Edinburgh Partnership

Neighbourhood Networks

Since last year, the Edinburgh Partnership has been looking at ways to become more open and transparent.  Earlier this year, the Partnership agreed a new structure which will include setting up Neighbourhood Networks.  The Networks will identify priorities and outcomes for their areas with this informing what the Edinburgh Partnership Board and the groups in the new structure will do.  Members of the Network will include:
  • Registered Tenant Organisations;
  • Community Councils;
  • Parent Councils;
  • Other voluntary groups.
The final make-up of the membership will be for each Network to decide.  To find out more, please use the details below:

Dementia Awareness Week

Monday 3rd June - Sunday 9th June 2019

This week is Dementia Awareness Week here in Scotland.  Over 90,000 are living with dementia here in Scotland.  This year Scotland's Dementia Awareness Week focusses on spreading the word about two very important areas:
  • Dementia research;
  • Local support for people living with dementia.
You can find out more about Dementia Awareness Week by clicking here.
That's all for this month. Don't forget that Federation Matters, along with other Federation publications, can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.
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Travis Perkins Managed Services Communities Award
Do you know of a project, individual or group that is helping to make a difference in a community? If, you do then why not apply to the Travis Perkins 'My Community Awards?' There are a number of categories including:

Group Awards
  • Employment & Community Skills Award;
  • Community Engagement Award;
  • Building Safer Communities Award;
  • Community Health and Wellbeing Award.
Individual Awards
  • Community Hero Award;
  • Young Community Hero Award.
You can nominate someone by clicking on this link.  Alternatively please phone 0800 169 2200.  The deadline for nominations is Sunday 30th June 2019.
Strengthening Fire Safety for High Rise Domestic Buildings
Are you concerned about fire safety in high rise buildings?  As a result of the Grenfell Tower fire in London nearly two years ago, the Scottish Government has launched a consultation on fire safety for high rise domestic buildings.  The consultation will look at specifically how to simplify the guidance available to everyone who lives in high rise flats or is responsible for fire safety in high rise flats.

You can find out more about the consultation by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 244 0896.  The closing date for responses to the consultation is Wednesday 17th July 2019. 

The Scottish Government is holding an information session on Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 10.00am-3.00pm, City Chambers.  You can book a place by clicking here,
email by clicking here or phone 0131 244 7693. 

ETF will be submitting a response to the consultation.  If anyone is interested in helping to formulate the response, please contact ETF's Development Worker Mark Henry by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.
Tenants' Voice: call for articles 
Is your tenants' group involved in an exciting piece of work, would you like to share an example of good practice or are you proud of an initiative in your area? If you answered yes to any of the above, we would love to hear from you.

We are currently looking for articles for our forthcoming Tenants Voice.  The deadline for articles for the next issue is Monday 29th July 2019, so if there's anything you'd like to say, please speak up!  Articles and letters for publication should be sent to the Federation Office at Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY, or emailed by clicking here.  Alternatively give the Federation Office a call on 0131 475 2509 if you'd like help to pull an article together.  

A copy of our most recent edition of Tenants Voice can be viewed by clicking here.
Have you got an exciting story to tell, are you very enthusiastic about housing or where you live?  If so then why not become one of our guest bloggers?  We need people to help tell the story about what is happening in housing in Edinburgh.  If you're interested in contributing a blog or would like more information, please email by clicking here.

Some useful hints and tips for writing blogs can be found by clicking here.
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