About Us

A warm welcome from everyone at Parson Cross Community Development Forum

WHO WE ARE

The Parson Cross Community Development Forum acts as an umbrella body, representing many different interest groups and organisations across the neighbourhoods of Parson Cross. The Forum is based in an office on Margetson Crescent, which is open to our members and the general public each weekday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Forum also regularly hosts meetings and is hired out in the evening and at weekends.

The Forum was originally based on an alliance of local tenants and residents organisations which came together to co-operate in dealing with area wide initiatives around council housing and estate management. It has now broadened its membership to include representatives of organisations that worked in many different fields, but each with a common purpose: Improving the social welfare of the community. In addition to organisational members, many key individuals and activists from the community participate in the Forum’s work.

The Forum incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 31st December 2002 and continued on to become a charity in 2004.

The Forum is managed by a board of Trustees appointed by members to serve for no more than three years. One third of the Trustees retire in rotation at each annual general meeting. Nominations for their replacements are requested from member organisations. This system provides for both continuity of management and opportunity for new Trustees to be appointed to add knowledge, skills and variety to the Forum’s work.