Overall campaign took 4 years. It was very complicated one and the circumstances were not favourable (during the campaign the President of Katowice changed and the Initiative had to start their fight almost from the scratch. Throughout these 4 years, there were a few moments when members engaged in the campaign felt frustration and did not believe that their campaign is going to succeed.
The community organiser involved group in another issue that was easy to win. Apart from the fight for parking lot, they were working on renovation of small square. They They took part in a competition organised by Western Bank Foundation and won it. Thanks to a grant initiative they replaced an old and broken bench and planted lots of different plants. It was the first success they achieved, and in fact was a pivotal moment in the group’s life. The members of the group felt that together they can make greater changes in their neighbourhood.
Dozen or so articles about the group’s campaign, broadcast live “Wszystko na temat”, short film prepared by TVS - local TV.
Although the promotion was quite good, we should have used more channels to gain public awareness, including Facebook and happenings.
Accounting session with the then President of Katowice
It was Initiative who invited President to visit the estate and talk about their issue, but eventually the meeting was announced as the idea of the President (from time to time President visits given neighbourhood and meets with citizens).
Official opening of the parking lot
It was a great idea for several reasons:
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