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12 Aug 2019 | Uncategorised

What is the Barking Riverside Community Interest Company (CIC)?

Have you heard people mention the Barking Riverside CIC, but you still want to understand more about what this is and how it impacts you? Come and join us to find out more at a BRL and CIC information evening.

When?:  Thursday 15th August 2019, 4:00pm – 7:30pm.

Where?: Rivergate Centre, Minter Road, Barking, Essex, G11 0FJ 

Barking Riverside Limited (BRL) and the current CIC board are working with residents and community stakeholders to imagine what a CIC in the area could be. We have plans to rebuild the CIC with a group of local people.

Come and learn more about: 

  • The history of Barking Riverside CIC
  • The current structure
  • What the CIC manages and is responsible for 
  • How you can get involved in the process
  • How BRL are trying to increase transparency, independence and community leadership in relation to the CIC.  

If you live in Thames Ward, have ideas about management and maintenance and are passionate and knowledgeable about your community, then this event is for you!


CIC Training and Job Roles Soon to be Available for Local People


To make sure the new CIC reflects local people, we want to work with a group of Thames Ward residents to make all the key decisions. 

To fairly recognise the contribution that these residents will make to the decision making process, we can pay London Living Wage to those who volunteer. It is important that this process invests in local people. 

You don’t need any prior experience to be involved, other than being a passionate resident from either Thames View, Barking Riverside or Strattons Farm. You will receive training as a part of the process. 

If you want to find out more about the role than either attend the event on the 15th, or email: [email protected]