The members of the Picton Panel are currently:
Ivan Freeman, Pearl Mann and Vidah Owusu are all Community Organisers and are based in Picton ward. Lindsey Guy is Chief Executive of Granby Toxteth Development Trust, the community anchor organisation for the local area and based on Lodge Lane in Picton ward.
Granby Toxteth Development Trust has agreed to be the Panel Partner for the Picton Panel which means that it hosts the Panel and helps with the administration. Under the Community First rules Panel Partners are allowed to take a small amount of funding to cover their costs but GTDT will not be doing this.
Rather than taking funding, GTDT is donating its staff time as in-kind match funding along with any office space which might be required for the project. GTDT is experienced in safeguarding public funds and has agreed to offer the Panel secretarial support to ensure that, for example, Panel meetings are minuted and record-keeping is to the required standard. GTDT has also offered to maintain the Picton Panel website and Facebook page.
This will be free of charge, as an in-kind donation to the Picton Panel.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Panel, please contact us.