Partnerships have made our community stronger

Last updated: 16 April, 2021

The Community Council asked for volunteers during lockdown. As the Member Pioneer for the area, I worked and supported them, a local tearoom and volunteers to deliver fruit, vegetables, soup and cakes to vulnerable households twice a week.

This quickly grew from 12 to over 120 households. Volunteers did wellbeing checks. Children made a 'tree of hope' that proudly displays multicoloured pompoms on the community tree in the square. It’s even featured in an international magazine!  

Household doorways were filled with positivity notes and pictures from local children, which really lifted people's spirits. Others packed and delivered Wellbeing Activity packs for children which included skipping ropes and chalks to encourage time outdoors.  

A local foodbank opened and multi-partnership working between Co-op, Community Council, the local church and members of the community continues.  

The community is now stronger and has services in place to deliver goods and promote health and wellbeing. A big project involving partnership working and the reward that we have now as a community is remarkable. 

Donna GrayMember Pioneer

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