Monday, 5 August 2013

Your local community needs you

A project which empowers residents to take action on the issues which they care most about within their local communities has been funded by Richmond Council.
The Richmond Community Action Project will provide opportunities and support for local residents to take action on issues within their local communities that are closest to their hearts such as improving green spaces, supporting mothers returning to work, starting apprenticeship schemes for youth and organising social clubs for older residents.
Funded by Richmond Council and delivered by Groundwork London and the Castelnau Centre Project, The Richmond Community Action Project will deliver community events and skills building training sessions in six village areas over the next two years. The first sessions will be held in Kew, Whitton, and Richmond in the first year. The learning, resources and training opportunities will be accessible across the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, and will enable residents throughout the borough to benefit from the project and take action on issues they care about.
Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Business, Community, and Culture, Cllr Pamela Fleming, said:
“The Richmond Action Project is a wonderful way for residents to get more involved in their local communities and help shape the way in which Council services are delivered. It is a wonderful opportunity for local residents to work hand-in-hand with one another and the Council and I hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to get more involved.”
For more information on how to take part in this project or to learn more about the training available, please contact Simon Sadinsky, Community Project Officer at Groundwork London on 020 7922 1230.