Luton

05 May 2022, 10:12
Have your say on our plans for housing in Luton
We are seeking your views on a new Housing Strategy which sets out how we plan to ensure that local people benefit from good quality, affordable and appropriate housing and services.Good housing is crucial to achieving wider ambitions for Luton 2040, our shared vision for Luton to be a healthy, fair and sustainable town, where everyone can thrive and no-one has to live in poverty. The council and its partners are well placed to play an active role in the local housing market through development, engagement and enforcement, so that people have healthy homes and neighbourhoods they can be proud of, and specialist needs are met, supporting independent living.We are now consulting on the new draft housing strategy for the council. We have engaged with as many organisations as possible and have identified four themes:Right Homes, More HomesReducing HomelessnessQuality Homes and NeighbourhoodsSupporting WellbeingCllr Tom Shaw, portfolio holder for Housing, said: “Poor quality housing for some of our most deprived residents is a significant challenge that can lead to poorer health outcomes in later life. In addition, access to secure and affordable housing is crucial to ensuring that residents can remain financially sustainable.“We want to focus on making sure we create more affordable homes for residents and drive up standards in the quality of housing.”To have your say, visit www.luton.gov.uk/letstalkYou have until July 29 to take part.
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Africa Music Festival 2022

With the covid 19 pandemic restrictions starting to ease off, plans are underway for our long awaited Africa Music Festival save the dates and watch the space for more details July 23rd 2022 at MANOR PARK LUTON.

AMF 2022

Knowing Africa Through MUSIC Promoting African music, culture, art, and diversity! Together, let’s celebrate the beautiful culture and heritage of African Music Festival (AMF 2022) Uk is a premier initiative of the UNIKA CHARITY, Primarily, the goal of this event is to promote African music, art, and culture in the United Kingdom. We also aim to educate the non-African community about Africa’s traditional and contemporary art forms. In addition, we aim to bring awareness of the rich diversity of African culture through music and art. Through AMF 2022, we seek to bring our community together to celebrate our culture and heritage through a medium and opportunity to display our talents and skills. We aim to promote diversity and interaction with the community.

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PRESS RELEASE

‘Life Inna Lockdown 2020 Behind Closed Doors’

Book Out Saturday 11th July 2020
Virtual Book Launch Saturday 15
th August 2020 3pm 5:30pm

The book captures a six-week snapshot of these women’s lives through journals, stories, and poetry. What kept them going? Could they see the light at the end of the tunnel? Who were their support networks? Each to their own on how they coped but writing this book together has given them a sense of empowerment and support for each other.

Discussing ‘lockdown’ during a weekly zoom community social group was just the springboard Veronica Ebanks needed to plant the seed with Dee Bailey for Life Inna Lockdown 2020 Behind Closed Doors.

This ‘must read’ book is born out of Simply Deez Events, (a Luton-based community group) and part funding from the National Lottery. A percentage of the royalties will be re-invested back into local community work and various charities.

Published and sponsored by Marcia Spence, CEO of Marcia M Publishing House who recognised that these women had to open their closed doors and tell their stories!

For more information:

lifeinnalockdown@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/lifeinnalockdown2020 @lifeinnalockdown2020

@lifeinnalockdown2020

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