Near Neighbours has created Real People, Honest Talk to bring people together to talk about the tough issues around how we live together well. 

Everyone is welcome to join to this safe space. The discussions will be about issues in local neighbourhoods that people would like to address.

There will be food served at the meetings, so please do join us for a snack and a chat!

Our key objectives are to:

  • Bring people together within local communities by providing opportunities for positive, constructive and personal encounters and interaction between people who live near one another and have different outlooks, cultures, attitudes or beliefs.
  • Facilitate open and honest conversation about issues of concern to everyday people in local communities that could otherwise be difficult to talk about.
  • Create safe spaces in which difficult issues associated with living together well amidst differences in outlook, culture, attitudes and beliefs can be discussed openly and constructively, at city-wide level, and in local communities.
  • Provide a springboard for further conversations, interactions or collaborative action, strengthening local civil society.

Real People, Honest Talk is currently running in Luton and in the Black Country between September and December. For more information and to register your interest, please contact:


For more information on dates and times, please contact Kim Greig:

0793 060 1640
[email protected]

Black Country

Ruth Burgess

07530 741 923
[email protected]

Dates and times:

Raglan Road Church Hub

Wednesday 4th Oct 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 11th Oct  1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 18th Oct 1:30-3:30pm

Caldmore Community Garden - Morning

Friday 13th October morning 10:30am-12:30pm

Friday 20th October morning 10:30am-12:30pm

Friday 3rd November morning 10:30am-12:30pm

Join the Facebook event

Caldmore Community Garden - Evening

Thursday 12th October  evening 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday 19th October  evening 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday 2nd November evening 5:30-7:30pm

Join the Facebook event

Cradley Heath Community Link


Wednesday 4th October 1-3pm

Wednesday 11th October 1-3pm

Wednesday 18th October  1-3pm

Nash Dom - Palfrey Community Association, Walsall

Tuesday 14th November 11am-1pm

Tuesday 21st November 11am-1pm

Tuesday 28th November 11am-1pm

Join the Facebook event

Lodge Community Centre, West Bromwich

Tuesday 5th December 1:30pm-3:30pm

Tuesday 12th December 1:30pm-3:30pm

Tuesday 19th December 1:30pm-3:30pm

Join the Facebook event

Jubilee Community Centre, Tipton

Thursday 5th October 11am-1pm

Thursday 12th October 11am-1pm

Thursday 19th October 11am-1pm

Abrahamic Foundation

Sun 19th Nov 1-3pm

Sun 3rd Dec 1-3pm

Sun 10th Dec 1-pm

Join the Facebook event