FENLANDER: Free courses for March residents and workers who want to make difference in community

FREE courses are being offered for people who live or work in March to help them make a real difference in their community.

The “Making March Work for You” project is a free, 20-hour course that will help people gain the skills and confidence to play a bigger part in local life.

It will suit anyone who wants to start a new club or have a bigger say about how things work in March. The course will also help residents meet others with similar aspirations.

Anyone interested is being invited to a free taster session, including a buffet supper, at March Town Hall on Wednesday September 29 from 6-8pm.

The course will be delivered in six sessions in the autumn and is expected to be run in the evenings. This will be confirmed after the organisers have spoken to people who want to attend.

The project is being run in partnership by Fenland District Council, Fenland MIND and Cambridgeshire County Council and will be led by an independent tutor who is experienced in community work. It is funded by the Take Part Development Fund.

Councillor Chris Seaton, FDC’s portfolio holder responsible for community development, said: “A lot of people would like to get more involved in community life and have more influence on local decisions but they don’t know how to go about it. This course could be just what they are looking for.”

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• To book a place on the taster session on September 29 or find out more about the course, contact Thelma Wadsley at Fenland District Council on 01354 654321 (e-mail twadsley@fenland.gov.uk) or Marcia Short of Fenland MIND on 01354 658058 (e-mail marcia.short@cias.org.uk).

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