A delegation from our sister town in Tema in Ghana has spent the past week in the Borough sharing opportunities and experiences that will be developed in the months ahead. The link was established in 1999 to celebrate our distinct districts on the Meridian Line. Tema is the main port in Ghana which creates an access point for the rest of West Africa. It was key to our ambition to celebrate the coming of the Millennium Celebrations. It was further recognition of the growing cultural diversity of the Borough.
A strong link with schools is being developed through the British Council Connecting Schools Project and is being led by Charlton Manor Primary. The development of a Social Enterprise model is being led by our very own Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency. This will, over time, create new opportunities for the local community.
Further work with the University of Greenwich and the Commonwealth Local Government Forum will provide for models of good practise to be promoted in the months ahead. We are hoping to develop a database of local volunteers that can give some time to specific projects using their experience to enhance the projects bring developed. Please contact me at the Town Hall for further details.