Locals who live in Somers Town should apply for the paid gardener position at the Story Garden.
There currently are no local Somers Town people employed at the Story Garden.
How well-advertised has this been amoung the community?
Currently, there are few local people represented or leading the community groups in Somers Town – why is this?
There are many people living in the area, and many without work. Many may not be online – it needs to be advertised locally.
The voluntary sector, was traditionally run by locals who live in the community they represent and who knew everyone, has over time become less and less so, has changed and is repesented by a ‘professional’ community workers, who do not live locally.
Another impact is that they do not hold meetings in the evenings (not working hours) and thus locals who work miss out on meetings that are held in the day.
Has the sector become professionalised?
And like pop music, it then becomes the domain of middle class people or art students, who can afford to and fancy a stint at ‘meaningful work’.
Take it back!