FENLANDER: Places snapped up on March community involvement training course
FOURTEEN people have snapped up all the places on a new, free training course in March enabling them to get more involved in community activities and make a real difference to life in the town.
The first part of the six-week course, called “Making March Work for You”, took place this week, following a very successful taster session last month at which the group started to plan the course’s content.
They have chosen to focus on a variety of issues from recruiting volunteers to running special events and are keen to explore the idea of having a community website for March.
The course is being run jointly by Fenland District Council, Fenland MIND and Cambridgeshire County Council. It has been funded by the Take Part Development Fund.
A similar pilot project held recently for people in the Wisbech area was attended by eight residents. It concluded with a celebration evening at the Wisbech St Mary Community Centre when participants were presented with special certificates by Gloria Culyer, chairman of the Fenland Strategic Partnership.
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The project seeks to give people the skills and confidence to play a more active role in their communities. Its key aims include enabling people to get more involved in local decision-making and increasing the level of volunteering.
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