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Platinum Performing Arts’ Summer Scheme – Petting Zoo!

This summer we’re hosting holiday clubs for up to 125 children and young people at both Fleecefield Primary School and Millfield House, funded through Enfield’s Holiday Activities & Food (HAF) Programme.  HAF is aimed at children on free school meals and provides enjoyable holiday programmes, with lunch for free. Many local providers have chipped in …

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Towards a Community Powered Edmonton | A Community Conversation

  Left: Platinum Performing Arts’s live performance. Top right: Saray Karakus (Bulgarian Community Support Officer) & Bulgarian Young Person, Natalia. Bottom right: Jae Marcus (Senior Youth Mentor) with two young people he is working with. Events over recent years – including the unprecedented socio-economic crisis created by COVID-19 – have shown the extent to which …

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Meeting with the Vice President of Bulgaria – To Determine and Establish Proposals & Ideas for Polices to Tackle Problems Faced by The Bulgarian GRT Community

On 6th June 2022, Trevor Blackman (CEO) and Nishan Dzhingozyan (ECP Bulgarian Consultant) travelled to Bulgaria alongside Joanne McCartney and representatives from Haringey & Enfield Council. They met with the Vice President of Bulgaria, Iliana Iotova. It was a fantastic opportunity to discuss the challenges facing Bulgarian people, both in their own country and abroad, …

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Enfield Dispatch – Government Level-Up & Benefit Fraud Team Targeting Bulgarian Roma People

In the March issue of Enfield Dispatch’s Newspaper, it was stated that community leaders and local politicians had complaints about the Government’s new ‘Levelling-Up’ plan. The government plan to reduce regional inequality, particularly in Northern England while reassuring MP’s that disadvantaged areas in London are not forgotten. The newspaper continues to highlight the fact that …

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Meeting the Bulgarian Ambassador and Other Council Leaders

Edmonton Community Partnership (ECP) had the pleasure of meeting the Bulgarian Ambassador, (His Excellency) Marin Raykov, at the Civic Centre in Enfield alongside council leaders. The meeting was organised by the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Sabri Ozaydin and the Leader of Enfield Council, Cllr Nesil Caliskan and the purpose was for the ECP and the council to present …

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Westminster Debate – Department of Work and Pensions’ Risk Review Team

Kate Osamor MP for Edmonton, secured a debate at Westminster to discuss the suspended over 140,000 Universal Credit claims under the justification of fraudulency. Kate mentioned that she had received contact from 29 Bulgarian constituents who have has their Universal Credit payments suspended in the worst case for 11 months. Despite their UC status being …

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Watching Dream, Believe, Succeed’s Theatre Show by Platinum Performing Arts

Last Thursday we had the privilege of watching Platinum Performing Arts perform their show Fairytale High at the Millfield Theatre. Created especially for our Dream, Believe, Succeed project and performed for our schools, Fairytale High reflects real life problems facing our students. A team of familiar fairy tale characters embark on a journey through the …

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Enfield Dispatch’s Article on the Bulgarian Community Project

In a recent article by Enfield Dispatch, they highlight our work at ECP to aid non-English speaking Bulgarians in receiving health and care services through hiring our Bulgarian support worker, Nishan Dzhingozyan. The article explains the issue with many Bulgarians living here which is that they can only speak Bulgarian and not read it, so …

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Watching Platinum Performing Art’s ‘Power to Make a Change’ Films

Recently, we had the absolute pleasure of seeing both of Platinum Performing Art’s ‘Power to Make a Change’ short films – including the world premiere of the second! What is ‘Power to Make a Change’? Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project aims to identify important topics exposed to children and young people …

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