Chatteris people on course to have their say

Residents from the Chatteris area are asked to have their say at a special meeting on what learning and leisure courses they want to see in their area.

The Community Learning focus group was inspired by conversations on the community website – http://www.ShapeYourPlace.org – where local people raised their concerns about the courses available to them.

The meeting, which will start at 7pm, will be held on Monday, November 19, at Chatteris Library.

Currently the courses are subsidised by a small grant from the Skills Funding Agency which is managed by Cambridgeshire County Council and organised locally by The College of West Anglia.

Following comments made on ShapeYourPlace representatives from Cambridgeshire County Council and the College set up the special meeting. Residents are invited to come along and discuss what courses they would like to see and when and where they would like them held.

ShapeYourPlace gives us a real chance to see what people’s concerns are and answer them where we can. In this case people were commenting they wanted the chance to have a say on what courses were on offer in Chatteris. I am glad we can help put on this special meeting so local residents are at the centre of designing what courses may be offered and when.

Jaki Bradley, Adult Learning District Manager, who will be at the meeting, said: “We are really looking forward to talking to local people about the types of learning opportunities they would like to take part in. The timing couldn’t be better as the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has just released research that says: Learning a language or brushing up on your maths skills in your spare time can boost your life satisfaction in the same way as pay rise. So do come along and let us know what it is that you would like to learn.”

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