The newly minted independent Play England is to have its first AGM on the 28 November. It’s potentially a significant event, and that alone justifies sharing some thoughts.
But first, congratulations and thanks to the current Play England trustees are in order. I have the sense that negotiating the decoupling of Play England from NCB has, for the trustees, been a long, often arduous, time consuming – voluntary time freely given – not always easy process. But, through their endeavours, an independent Play England has now been bequeathed us. ‘Us’, Play England’s members. So, thanks to the trustees for staying with this, for seeing it through.
It is not the intention of this piece to veer overly towards philosophical ruminations, but there is a distinction worth making and it is this. True, PE is now formally an independent, self-governing body. But ‘independence’ carries greater meaning than simply a formal designation of legal status. In the sense Continue reading