Big Society: Big Questions…

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Reading Quaker Friends Meeting House, Main Meeting Room 2 Church Street, READING, RG1 2SB

Alok Sharma MP

MP for Reading West

  • Are We Ready for the Big Society in Reading?


In the second of the Dialogue Society, Southampton Branch’s three “Big Society” seminars, Mr Alok Sharma gave a detailed examination of the idea of “Big Society” and asked, “Are we ready for the Big Society in Reading?” The seminar was well attended by guests including local councillors, academics, faith leaders and representatives from local community organisations. Participants put a range of questions to their local Conservative MP. There was heavy criticism of funding and grants policies at both the local and the national level.