17 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cleveland Community Foundation is pleased to report that one of its grants helped the star of the successful film Billy Elliott on his way to success. The Foundation made a grant to Jamie Bell from its Pursuit of Excellence fund to help him develop his acting career. The scheme, unusual in that it can support individuals, helps people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are at a level of national excellence in any field.Contact Cleveland Community Foundation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2001 | News Cleveland Community Foundation’s star quality Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Participation in our democracy is a fundamental part of being British, no matter how far you have travelled from the UK. It is right that we should remove the 15-year time limit on voting rights of British citizens living overseas and allow those who previously lived in the UK the chance to participate in our democracy. Expats retain strong links with the United Kingdom: they may have family here, and indeed they may plan to return here in the future. Modern technology and cheaper air travel has transformed the ability of expats to keep in touch with their home country. Following the British people’s decision to leave the EU, we need to strengthen ties with countries around the world and show the UK is an outward-facing nation. Our expat community has an important role to play in helping Britain expand international trade, especially given two-thirds of expats live outside the EU. The government will today (8 February) restate its commitment to ending the current 15 year time limit on British expats registering as overseas electors.As well as removing a time limit on the right to vote for UK citizens living abroad, the government intends to enfranchise any British expats who was previously resident or registered to vote in the UK. This is part of the government’s wider ambition to strengthen the foundation of democracy and continually increase voter registration by ensuring every voter’s voice is heard.Combined, these changes will mean millions of UK citizens overseas will be eligible to register to vote. British expats – under existing laws – have the lowest level of voter registration of any group.The government published the policy statement “A democracy that works for everyone: British citizens overseas” in October 2016 asking for views on its detailed plans to introduce votes for life. It set out how it would scrap the rule that bars British citizens who have lived abroad for more than 15 years from voting in UK Parliamentary Elections, as set out in the government’s manifesto.The response to the consultation about the votes for life policy statement will be published on GOV.UK today, ahead of the second reading debate in the House of Commons on 23 February of Glyn Davies MP Private Members’ Overseas Electors Bill.The policy statement attracted a range of responses from the electoral community and the public.Minister for the Constitution Chloe Smith said:
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisCollege Park Apartments has a new owner. Alpena Community College recently purchased the student living apartments. Previously owned by Ken Werth, the college purchased the student housing for $680,000 dollars.The furnished housing features 16 four–bedroom, two full baths and is located right next to the college campus. Werth, the former owner said it was easy to let go of the property and pass the torch on to the college.“I’m excited and I think the college feels the same way. They look forward to having this property to help with occupancy because students are always looking for housing in the community. It will be able to help with that demand,” Werth said.College President, Don MacMaster said that the apartments would be easier to assist students with seasonal and non–seasonal housing.“We will be seeking opportunities in the summer, which has been hard to come by in the past. We may have some opportunities there, but nothing in hand yet. Our primary purpose of acquiring the housing is to have control of our business and that’s where our students, especially those that don’t live in Alpena where they usually don’t have anywhere to live. We’re excited about it,” MacMaster said.The student housing helps attract future acc students that are from out of town and will give the campus an easy way to help make sure they get the housing they need.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: ACC, alpena community college, College Park, College Park ApartmentsContinue ReadingPrevious Annual Zonta Luncheon Benefits Women Battling CancerNext Alpena Chamber of Commerce & AHS Hold Senior Advisory Career Prep to Help Students Prepare for Their Future in the Workforce
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