Community First is working in partnership with Wiltshire Village Halls' Association (WVHA) and Wiltshire Association of Local Councils (WALC) to provide training for Local Councils and Village Halls about insurance. The course will be delivered by a team from Zurich Municipal who have underwritten Community First's Insurance Scheme for Village Halls and Parish Councils for many years.
Covering important questions such as: What cover should be in place? What does the cover mean? What are considered to be "normal" activities? as well as looking at dealing with risk and understanding what can go wroing, this promises to be an interesting event. It takes place on Tuesday 4th April at Market Lavington Community Hall.
Please see below for a flyer and booking form for this event.
Are you, or would you like to be, involved in planning for your community - especially for providing affordable homes?
If so, we would like to welcome you to the:
Planning for Communities Workshop
The Planning for Communities Workshop hosted by Wiltshire Community Land Trust, offers a special opportunity to find out more about shaping the future of your local town or village, especially through Neighbourhood Development Plans and community–led housing initiatives such as Community Land Trusts.
Workshop Dates & Bookings
|Salisbury Workshop||Devizes Workshop||Chippenham Workshop|
|15th February 2017||21st February 2017||23rd February 2017|
|Time: 5.30pm to 8pm||Time: 5.30pm to 8pm||Time: 5.30pm to 8pm|
Salisbury Arts Centre
Devizes Town Hall
|BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE||BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE||BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE|
Congratulations to Community First Young Listeners who were nominated for the Children & Young People Now Awards 2016 in the Youth Volunteering & Social Action category.
The awards ceremony took place in London on 24th November with our Young Listeners who were shortlisted for their project ‘Listen Up Wiltshire’ a programme commissioned and delivered in partnership with Healthwatch Wiltshire.
Healthwatch Wiltshire (www.healthwatchwiltshire.co.uk) is an organisation that gives a voice to people in Wiltshire around the services that they receive in Health and Social Care.
Community First’s Young Listeners are a group of young people who have donated over 600 hours talking to 174 young people to understand how they feel about health & social care services.
The volunteers talked to young people about their experiences such as being a young carer, experiences surrounding specialist educational needs and disabilities, mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Alex Neale, Community Organiser from Community First, said “We are so proud of the work achieved by all of our Young Listeners. They made every day working on the project, exciting and gave so much energy, commitment, and empathy to everyone that shared their stories with them.”
Click here for shortlist information: http://www.cypnawards.com/shortlist
Click her to view the Young Listeners film: https://youtu.be/EQpdQUqRGWI
Recognition for Wiltshire's volunteers and young people - via 2016 Awards
Pictured L to R back: Ginnie Keen (Youth Action Wiltshire volunteer fundraiser), Andy Devey, Alex Flinders (Aldbourne Youth Council), James Ballard, David Wilson (The Brunel Shed), Rhys Stevens, Geoff Holstead (Selwyn Hall), Caspar Helmer, Chris Morgan, Linda Curtis and Ron Young of Ramsbury Community Transport.
L to R front: Doreen Drew, Rosie Grant-Wilson and Charlotte Wilson of Nexus Project, Alfie-Lee Hughes (Winner of Young Carer under 12 award), Katie Heather, Zoe Radford and Kerry McKenzie (Winner of Young Carer over 12 award).
Community First has over fifty years’ experience in supporting communities in Wiltshire. The organisation is supported by the vital work of volunteers – and has this week recognised the amazing accomplishments of the community volunteers and young people that it works with - via annual awards.
To find out more - visit our Community Development page.
- Project Inspire
- Wiltshire Young Carer’s Service Update
- Youth Clubs
- Salisbury United Reformed Church Hall benefits from Cleansing Service Group grant
- Funding input enables vital works and community access for Bemerton’s St John’s Church
- Volunteers travel just under one million miles for Link
- An exciting announcement about the availability of Community Development and ‘BOLD’ services – via Community First
- Another fantastic year of volunteering achievements for our Wiltshire Link Schemes
- Keeping Wiltshire mobile - making vital community links could help you live a happier and healthier life
- Young people – ‘listening’ training has a big impact
- Wiltshire College Film Students help Community First capture Link Scheme and Community Minibus experiences