Networks1st Update: 15th August 2008

Six members of the Clackmannanshire SEN are attending the World Forum in Sept. This has been made possible through a combination of sponsorship from the LSEP and contributions from the members themselves. Members of the Network are also supporting each other through an exciting period of growth and development sharing experiences of different financial accounting packages and methods of capturing the triple bottom line contribution they make to the community. For those who are aren’t able to make it to the Forum why not come along the Fringe Forum. Three events in 3 social enterprise venues across Edinburgh including ‘A Social Enterprise Kite mark’ at The Melting Pot, ‘Common Ground’ looking at a variety of topics including SROI, recycling and community led regeneration at Dance Base in the Grass Market and big party to finish off with at Edinburgh’s famous Bongo Club. https://senscot.net/networks1st/downloads/thefringeforum.pdf To book your place at the first two events email anna@senscot.netWe were contacted this week by a couple of Network members looking for some assistance in locating things they need. East Dumbarton SEN member Sandra Sutton (Twechar Healthy Living and Enterprise Centre) is looking for a pickup truck or van and would like to check out if anyone in the other LSENs has a van to sell (info@twecharhlec.org.uk ). Ian McAlpine of CISWO has a 7 seater Mercedes Benz (with towbar) for sale http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/downloads/mercedessale3.doc. Finally Derek Gray of (http://www.artscomplex.org) recently began developing artists’ studios in St. Margaret’s House on London Road in Edinburgh. They are setting up their office and studios and are looking to obtain as many office desks and chairs [office furniture in general] as possible. If you can help please contact Derek: derek@artscomplex.org – 0785 848 6624. They’re happy to collect. Let us know if you have any other requests you’d like us to put on Networks 1st, contact colin@senscot.netThe Networks 1st website has been developed as a dedicated space for information and resources useful to the Local Social Enterprise Networks. We are steadily building up useful resources which include information on the LSENs and their members (http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/nearyou.php), useful documents produced by Network members (http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/publications.php) and growing number of photos in response to Anna’s plans to develop a national marketing strategy for Network members (http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/pictures.php). If you have any documents or photos you’d like us to add send them to anna@senscot.netDates for Your DiaryGlasgow SEN, Edinburgh SEN & East Lothian SEN – 28th of AugustFringe Forum (Social Enterprise Kite mark / Common Ground / Bongo Club Big Bash) – 4th SeptemberFor more details on up coming LSEN meetings and other events visit the Networks 1st Calendar. See http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/diary.php