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Community standing on the rise

Community standing on the rise

28 January 2016

Community groups in Rainbow Park, Norreys and Gorse Ride took the lead this summer organising some great events helping other people in their areas.

Our Community Development Team works with groups and local residents to help them empower others in their neighbourhoods.

The Norreys Community Association planned and arranged an affordable day trip to Bournemouth for locals. It knew many local people struggle to afford trips out of the area, but also it was a great way to bring people of all ages together.

In Gorse Ride, the local pre-school soft play group relaunched itself as an independent entity, now managed solely by local volunteers. Before that it had run for many years with support from our Community Development Worker.

And the Rainbow Community Centre in Winnersh has new equipment and activities, thanks to funding and local support organised by community volunteers in the Centre Forward Action Group.

This includes a portable stage, food contributions for the over-50s lunches, craft supplies, and funding for a monthly personal trainer and Zumba sessions for the weekly Fun-Fit session.

To find out more, or to contact a Community Development Officer, visit the community centres page.


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