Press release

Big Society Advisory Forum Communiqué

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Communiqué of the Big Society Forum meeting held on 7 October 2013

The fourth meeting of the Wales Office Big Society Advisory Forum (BSAF) was held on 7 November at Caspian Point, Cardiff, hosted by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, Baroness Randerson.

The Minister updated BSAF members on activities since the last meeting and the minutes of the previous meeting were agreed.

BSAF members discussed how to engage young people in the Big Society agenda in Wales and next steps to grow the Big Society in Wales.

BSAF members also received updates from members on their activities. The next meeting is due to be held in the New Year.

In attendance were:

  • Baroness Jenny Randerson, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
  • Sharon Jones, Crest Co-operative
  • Dr Howard Williamson, University of South Wales
  • Ian Courtney, Charity Bank
  • Lesley Kirkpatrick, Princes Trust
  • Phil Jarold, Wales Council for Voluntary Action
  • Leah Doherty, GwirVol
  • Sara Tucker, Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales
  • Rob Lynbeck, Newport City Homes
  • Reverend Carol, Wardman, Church in Wales
  • Joy Kent, Charwae Teg