Do you care about your community? Do you want to be heard and get things done? Then why not come along to the next Safer Stronger Community Group (SSCG) meeting for Bradley Stoke? SSCGs influence how services are delivered locally, establish longer-term plans to improve areas, help prevent future problems, and deal with current local issues.
Tuesday 14th August, 7pm – 9pm
Brook Way Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke
There will be a short presentation on the Good Neighbours Network – a group of volunteers who recognise the benefits of helping neighbours by doing small tasks, this can include things like household repairs, gardening, befriending, letter writing and form filling.
Representatives from Bradley Stoke Surgery will be attending to give residents information on their appointments system.
There are 20 Safer Stronger Community Groups across South Gloucestershire for residents to attend and raise local issues that concern them. They can give their views on possible improvements to further strengthen their communities and keep these safe places to live and work.
The meetings are also attended by partner agencies, including South Gloucestershire Council, Avon and Somerset Police, Avon Fire and Rescue Service, NHS South Gloucestershire, Town and Parish Councils and other local organisations. These organisations work together on the issues raised and often involve the community in implementing solutions.
Some of the issues raised and tackled have included creating positive activities for young people, anti-social behaviour, school crossing concerns, speeding and parking. Community grants through the Safer Stronger Communities Initiative Fund have helped support initiatives raised at the meetings, such as Community Speedwatch groups, community garden work, youth engagement activities, park improvements, activities for older people, and equipment for walking buses to schools.
If you are unable to attend a meeting, or would like to read more about the work of your local group, each group has its own e-group page at http://groups.southglos.gov.uk. Here, you will be able to view your group’s annual report, minutes and agendas from past meetings, and find other useful information for your area. You can also become a member of the e-group which will ensure you receive the minutes and agendas directly via email. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the Community Engagement Team (formerly Safer Stronger Team) on 01454 864625, or email directly to email@example.com.
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