by Rachel Miller (Secretary)
Saturday 14 June marks the first of a monthly opportunity for people in Reading to speak up about what they feel matters to them in Reading.
The launch, from 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm on 14 June in the Market Place, will include speeches by Councillor Jo Lovelock, leader of the council, and the chair of Reading’s Youth Cabinet, David Langridge, who will speak about why Reading matters to them, and what matters are important to them in Reading.
Following their comments, there is an open invitation for members if the audience to speak for “just a minute” about what matters to them in Reading in 2014.
Earlier in the day, the first of Speakers’ Corner’s local community events will take place at 10.30 at Palmer Park’s Playcafe, with individuals speaking on the subject of “East Reading Matters”.
All members of the public are welcome to listen – and more importantly, to SPEAK UP on what they think matters in Reading.
Speakers’ Corner will provide a platform for people in Reading to have a voice about issues that are important to them. As well as this launch event with the theme of ‘Reading Matters’, we are seeking organisations to host future Speakers’ Corner events on a theme that matters to them. Events can be held in the Market Place (on a monthly basis) or we can work with organisations to identify more local or relevant spots to hold Speakers’ Corner events at a particular venue or in a a particular venue.
If you know you would like to speak, get in touch so we can make sure you get a chance to speak, or if you would like to suggest a theme or host a future speakers’ corner, get in touch!