By Jess Clarke, Project Manager
In October 2018 a local group was supported to form under the name of Swinburne Social Club.
They originally set out as a social club whom met weekly for a ‘cuppa and a chat’- every Tuesdays and Thursdays and from this they have been working on raising funds weekly, to go towards future activities.
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By Dan Barron, Community Organiser
Sarah and I were preparing for a day of engaging with the community in Springwell. As we approach our first resident’s door, I was standing their waiting for the answer on my first day of training.
The resident opened the door and enthusiastically prompted us to come inside for a chat. This resident expressed her views on the estate and highlighted the history of her involvement in a previous project that saw £36 million transform Oak meadows flats into Springwell Gardens in 1994-1999 through the Single regeneration Budget 2. The next thing we know 3 hours have passed and we were hooked on the resident’s passion for her community.
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By Sarah Bingham, Community Organiser
I met Rob whilst working with Green Hill volunteers on their Lantern Walk project in December 2018 through door knocking in the area. I found out from listening that he was passionate about the green space and the wildlife that lived there. When listening to Rob, I found out that he was over 6 months into a severe depressive episode brought on by personal circumstances.
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By Vicky Hilton, Community Organiser
I was invited to attend the first planning meeting at St Pauls, with the church and members of the local community. This meeting had been called by the church to help support identified issues within the communities – food and family poverty.
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