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This short film will give you an idea of what we’re all about.
“Off the Menu” was made by John and Cathy Wheatley with contributions from the Our Neighbourhood team and voice-over by Telemiecus Jones.
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“It’s not about what this community needs, it’s about what it has to offer,” explains Mary Morgan, who runs the Our Neighbourhood Community Project.
Mary is a Community Projects Manager for Alliance Homes. She’s been based at the Information Station for over 10 years and also oversees our sister project, Growing Together. If you live in the area, you’ve probably seen her around.
A diverse community
She goes on, “More than 100 people have joined Our Neighbourhood and told us they want to give something back to their community. Amongst them are gardeners, computer “wizards”, dancers, bakers, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, party animals, bookworms, builders, sports men and women, musicians, parents, carers, young and old.” The list is endless!
Making connections makes the difference
“The fact is, if you’ve ever wondered why no-one’s running a particular community activity, or if you’ve thought about setting up a club, there’s probably someone within 10 minutes of your home who could help you make it happen.
Our Neighbourhood is here to make those connections and support everyone who wants to get involved, whether it’s finding a volunteering role that fits your lifestyle or helping to get your big idea off the ground.”
Here are some mugshots of the team. If you see them around, say hi – they love to chat.
The Community Networkers are here to support community groups with funding and practical assistance, and to put people in touch with one another if they’re looking to get something started.
Friends of Our Neighbourhood
Our network of “Friends” is for people who live locally and care about what happens in the neighbourhood. They’re all either involved in community activities or looking to get involved. So, if you want to be “in the know” or if you’re looking for like-minded people to help get your idea off the ground, contact us and ask to join the register.
When the Community Networkers aren’t out and about, you can find Helen at the Healthy Living Centre and Kate at the Information Station. Just pop in and ask at Reception or visit the Contact page for more info.
They’re always happy to talk and might even be able to hook you up with a community group or some other folks who have similar interests.
The next phase of the project will be to develop the ONit Active Xchange, making it easier for people to connect and share skills & strengths. We hope to hear in the summer whether our National Lottery funding bid has been successful.