February 17, 2016 at 10:00am - 3pm

Enterprising Communities Symposium

In conjunction with East Ayrshire Council, this symposium will give delegates the opportunity to identify best practice in asset transfer, discuss some of the challenges and explore ways to overcome these.  With inspiring community led workshops demonstrating just how enterprising communities have been able to use asset ownership to protect key local services, create jobs and opportunities and transform their communities, this symposium is a must attend for those considering developing and implementing asset transfer policies.

Who is it for?

Key personnel from local authorities, community planning partnerships and wider public agencies.


There is no cost for attending this symposium.


This event will run from 10:00 (registration and coffee from 09.00) - 15:15, with lunch provided.

09:00 - Registration and coffee

10:00 - Linda Gillespie, Programme Manager, COSS 
Welcome and introductions       

Katie Kelly, Head of Housing and Communities, East Ayrshire Council
The Strategic Imperative - Community Engagement

Kelly McIntyre, Programme Manager, Community Shares Scotland
An introduction to Community Shares

11.15 - Coffee

11.30 - Drew Mac Eoghainn, Adviser, COSS
Best Practice approaches in asset transfer

Q & A Panel session
East Ayrshire Council, Community Ownership Support Service, Community Shares Scotland

12.15 - Lunch

13.15 - Introduction to the afternoon sessions

Workshop 1

Workshop 2

15.00 - Closing remarks

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 from 10:00 to 15:15 (GMT) - Add to Calendar
The Burns Monument Centre - Kay Park Kilmarnock, Ayrshire KA3 7RU GB - View Map
February 17, 2016 at 10:00am - 3pm
The Burns Monument Centre
Kay Park Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock KA3 7RU
United Kingdom
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