Agreements

Heart Talk Porty brings together those who live and work in Portobello to think about what the future of our community could be like. The conversations are intended to be spaces for creative thinking and support. 

๐—ก๐—•: ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ with the main idea.

It may have a long way to go, and will develop as it grows – while constructive criticism is welcome, negativity is not. There will be space to talk about problems, conflicts and ways forward at the โ€˜What Nextโ€™ meeting at 2pm on the 23rd of January (save the date!) at Bellfield.

๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น

– even if you donโ€™t like whatโ€™s being said, itโ€™s important that we behave respectfully to one another. If youโ€™re unhappy with the direction a conversation is taking, make your point politely and then let those whoโ€™re feeling more positive about it have their say.

๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด 

– for those who tend to talk a lot: please be aware if youโ€™re taking more than your fair share of the space and let others speak

– for those who tend to keep quiet: your thoughts are as important as anyone elseโ€™s – please share them!

๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†

– be willing to explore new ideas or ways of doing things.

๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚โ€™๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚

– we don’t need to earn our place or impress anyone.

If you donโ€™t feel able to agree to these points but would still like to attend – or if you think weโ€™ve missed something important –  please contact us for a chat: HeartTalkPorty@gmail.com