Team Cally to meet, Cally residents are invited

team cally logoA public meeting hosted by Team Cally, the Caledonian Road Partnership, at 7pm on Wednesday 13 March at will consider the effects of welfare reforms that are shortly to be implemented, as well as discussing The Cally Plan.

The meeting will be at Islington West Library on Bridgman Road N1 1BD

Impact of the welfare reforms

The Government is implementing a raft of changes to the benefit system to be phased in nationally between April 2013 and 2017.

The changes will have big impacts on councils, social landlords and tenants. April 2013 will see the introduction of the ‘bedroom tax’ and benefit cap. The national roll out of Universal Credit, which replaces many existing benefits, begins in October 2013.

The meeting will inform local residents of the changes and the help available from Islington Council, Citizens Advice Bureau, Caledonian Connect – Help on Your Door Step and others.

Welfare Reform will introduce universal credit which replaces a range of working-age benefits and tax credits, new rules governing access to housing and disability benefits.

The ‘bedroom tax’ will affect people on housing benefit who live in social rented homes considered to be under-occupied.

Further debate and conversation on The Cally Plan

The Cally Plan Supplementary Planning Guidance document will set out  priorities and opportunities that can be achieved through planning processes over the next few years. It could include agreed priorities for  local businesses and shops, land use, cultural/community/ leisure facilities, open space, transport and highways improvements.

The Plan is important because when it is adopted planning officers will take its content into account when considering planning applications and making decisions.

This is your opportunity to contribute to the plan and to help develop the vision for The Cally.

Ward Improvement Plan

The Caledonian Ward Partnership has agreed a plan which sets out the priorities and projects for the Caledonian ward and where it wants funding and grants to be spent.   Ward councillors will provide an update on how local projects are progressing.

For more information or to have your say email Mohammed Hammoudan on bvmoteamcally@btconnect.com  or call 0207 609 8959 / 07960670435

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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