I really enjoyed the Soho Finger Forum “Community Recognition Awards” last night , the event was an extension of the forum bi- monthly meeting and was well attended by local residents, Ward Cllrs, Police, constituency staff and other key partners and stakeholders.
Guest speakers included representatives for the 2011 Census Birmingham Team who provided residents with invaluable information on the significance of completing the 2011 census form and the type of help available . Additionally, a representative fromDigital Uk gave a presentation on the big switchover from analogue to digital TV informing residents of the processes and benefits.
The highlight of the night was the Community Awards which commended residents , key stakeholders and staff for their commitment and hard work in making Soho a safer, cleaner , healthier and greener place to live.
The awards ceremony was also a celebration of the Soho Finger Forum achievements and successes over the past 3 years the chair mentioned that this “was an opportunity to show residents and key stakeholders appreciation for their hard work, and we hope to make this an annual event for the people of Soho Finger and the wider soho ward”
I was really touch at receiving 2 very prestigious accolades for work carried out as Neighbourhood Manager in the Soho Finger and Gib Heath locality. Soho is a place close to my heart, having spent my formative years in and around Soho and Handsworth ward it was always my ambition to work with the people of the area and with my post coming to an end in April , I will look at volunteering my services where possible in the future.
The past 18 months has been very challenging but rewarding period , I really enjoyed working with Residents, Cllrs and key stakeholders in delivering activities against key strategic objectives such as environmental, crime related and worklessness issues in making Soho a cleaner, safer , greener and prosperous place to live.