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SALFORD POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION TO REPORT FINDINGS
 

Star date: 23rd September 2017

HAS POVERTY TRUTH COMMISSION ACHIEVED ANYTHING?

In July 2016 the Salford Poverty Truth Commission was launched to drive home some real life honesty to those shaping the city's present and future, and hopefully change something. Has it achieved anything? On October 6th, Commission members will be sharing some results in a free open event that anyone can attend.

Full details here...


16 months ago, the Salford Poverty Truth Commission was launched at Eccles Old Town Hall, as a packed hall heard stories from Salford residents of hardship and all issues surrounding it.

It was at this meeting that Truth Commission sponsor, Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett, confessed that, despite loads of development in the city, the level of poverty and deprivation "isn't shifting".*

Poverty commissioners, drawn from Salford front line residents and people from business and politics, have been meeting ever since behind closed doors, and the results are to be 'celebrated' at an open, free community event on Friday morning, 6th October, at The Sanctuary, Dallas Court, off South Langworthy Road.

"We have spent the past year or so working together to explore each other's daily experiences, build relationships, share ideas and ultimately create small ripples of change across our Salford communities" state the organisers "We would like to share more with you about our achievements so far and invite you to join us at a celebration event."

Has the Salford Poverty Truth Commission actually achieved anything? Find out as the commissioners report back to the community, with closing words from Paul Dennett and the Bishop of Salford, John Arnold.

Salford Poverty Truth Commission: Our Story So Far
Friday 6th October 10am to 1pm
The Sanctuary, Studio 4, Dallas Court
Houston Park M50 2GF

This event is free but registration is essential with tickets going fast. To register click here


*For full background see previous Salford Star articles:

Salford Poverty Truth Commission Hears Horror Stories From The City click here

42million Salford Planning Scandal As Mayor Asks What Is Going On click here

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