Networks1st Update: 30th May 2008

Anna`s first full week with Senscot draws to a close. Here’s what she’s got to say about it all so far:My first week with Senscot has been varied; a small insight into my time ahead working with everyone. I have already had a couple of visits to social enterprises on the ground, as well as attend the Edinburgh and Clackmannanshire SEN meetings. Thank you to everybody for making me feel really welcome. I look forward to meeting you over the next couple of months as I start to get out and about. In the meantime my new contact details are anna@senscot.net. Please fell free to get in touch if we can be of any assistance.Julie Samuel of Fife Social Enterprise Network has been in touch this week with some great news. Julie’s company, The Ecology Centre, celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year, but the lease on their present home at Craigencalt Farm has only a few years left to run. Recent talks between Kinghorn Developments Ltd. who own the land on the east side of Kinghorn Loch where the Ecology Centre is based could secure the future for the fast-developing centre as well as allowing ownership of the land to pass to the people of Kinghorn. Chairman of the charity, Tony Payne, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to build a new centre that the whole community can be proud of. It will provide a new base for the Ecology Centre and we will be looking for ideas from everyone that has an interest in Kinghorn Loch.” https://senscot.net/?viewid=7266This year Edinburgh is hosting the first ever World Forum http://www.senscot.net/docs/world_forum_scotland_sept_08.pdf . CEiS who are hosting the event have been working hard to make sure its accessible to everyone and Gill Smith has emailed to tell us that they’re that LSEPs may be able to sponsor places for local members. Still waiting on responses but we’ll keep you posted. https://senscot.net/?viewid=7268Dates for Your Diary http://www.senscot.net/networks1st/diary.phpLSEN Reps, 12th June, Kilncraigs, Alloa 10.00 – 1.00 pmHealth & Community Care SEN, 19 June, 1.00 – 4.00 pm, 54 Manor Place, Edinburgh,Fife SEN, 26 June, 10.00 – 12.30, MIMAC-Rushes, Roundhouse, KirkcaldyD&G SEN, 26 June, 1.30 – 4.30 pm, Castle Douglas Town HallSenscot AGM, 26 June, more details next week