Local East Herringthorpe resident, Natalie approached Community Organiser Penny Thompson after a concern of the amount of rubbish thrown on the streets.
Natalie and Penny discussed potential solutions to the waste on the streets and Natalie was passionate about ‘doing something to help her own community’. Penny suggested she attend Community Organiser training in order to equip her with the skills and knowledge when working with the community.
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A group of residents have worked to form a committee and the group ‘Swinburne Social Club’
Over the last year Rotherham Federation has supported a group of residents to come together to tackle the issues and social isolation they were facing in their own community, during the last 5 months the residents have been working to put everything needed in place such as their constitution, a bank account and starting to raise funds.
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By Vicky Hilton, Community Organiser
Henley Community Group (Henley TARA) are a group of local residents who come together on a weekly basis to plan and deliver activities within their area. They identify local issues and needs by talking to residents and engaging them in activities such as weekly bingo, youth clubs, trips and further support for the community.
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By Dan Barron, Community Organiser
The Springwell Tenants and Resident’s association held the 20th Anniversary street party representing the opening of the Springwell estate after the Oakhill flats had been demolished. The event saw over 30 residents of all ages walk through the doors.
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By Ian Huddleston, Community Organiser
Dinnington boxing group have continued to work after signing their constitution and putting on trial classes by having sessions throughout the summer at The Lyric. These have been successful, with the young people continuing to come back and they are enjoying taking part.
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By Penny Thompson, Community Organiser
Continue reading “Creswell Road Cemetery Clean Up”
“I met Penny when she was on East Herringthorpe, asking about how people viewed the estate and what was happening in the community. One of the things we talked about was my work in the local cemetery”Nora Platt
By Vicky Hilton, Community Organiser
Kiverton Bungalow Users Group (KBUG) are a group of RMBC tenants who have been active for a long period of time, with around 20 regular members involved. They have a weekly lunch club, bingo, a knit and natter, arrange social trips and generally help local older people to come together socially.
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By Rachel Cole, Projects Officer
Prior to Thurcroft receiving the £1 million lottery money in 2012, there was nothing much for the young people in Thurcroft. The village has always wanted to have a youth club, but due to funding and a suitable location to hold a club this was not possible.
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By Jess Clarke, Project Manager
Previously Rotherham Federation had tried to bring together and support a young tenants group, this went well and RMBC worked with the group to make slight changes over the last year. However, recently members have drifted apart from the group setting. Following this Rotherham Federation decided to work to bring this group back to life again and engage with more young people.
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By Louise Johnson, Employment Coach
A Client attended an initial meeting in May and we explored his barriers, he said that he was struggling to find work due to his age, being over 60.
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