The Officers and Coordinating Body members of St Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership have taken the difficult decision to voluntarily wind up the organisation.
The decision follows a two year period of re-organisation, moving towards independence from the city council.
Over the last two years we have tried, unsuccessfully, to get more people involved in the organisation. The residents who are still involved and active are already doing as much as they can. With the withdrawal of BCC support, along with the aspiration to become independent, much more needs to be taken on by residents who simply aren’t there to do it.
We have also struggled to define exactly what the purpose of SPU is now. It’s been difficult to define and maybe this is because the need is no longer as urgent or vital as it once was. This is because of the fantastic work and commitment from the residents and partners involved over the last 12 years.
SPU no longer being needed is a positive sign! It means that all the work that has been put in has paid off and St Pauls is no longer the place it was. A lot has changed for the community and this can only be a positive outcome.
Plans are underway to mark the end of this valued community organisation with events that will live up to the successful events held in the past. Look out for further details!
An update on plans and a final e-bulletin will be available towards the end of March so please look out for it.
In the meantime we would like to thank all the residents who have committed so much of their time over the last 12 years as well as all those who have supported our work – without you it would not have happened.