Wellingborough Organisations and the Co-op are hosting forums for local people and organisations to work on community resilience planning. We would like you to join us on a second series of Community Resilience Forums on Teams, to discuss how to help people in the town and borough during and after the Coronavirus pandemic. Jonathan, Co-op Member Pioneer for Wellingborough invites you to the first in the second series of Community Resilience Forums on Friday 25th February at 2pm.
The aims of Wellingborough Community Resilience Forum are to bring people and groups from across the borough together, to hear people’s concerns and ideas, and see what practical steps we can take to collectively help to meet some of the emerging needs, and provide some coordination and direction for our efforts where possible.
First Series of Community Resilience Forums
The first Wellingborough Community Resilience Forum was hosted by Jonathan and partners of the One Wellingborough Plus project on February 26th 2021. It was attended by 24 people from across our community, including representatives from churches, charities, businesses, community groups, local government, and people with no affiliation. It provided lots of really useful feedback and of course networking for all. We thought that it went really well; the feedback that we have received has shown that everyone enjoyed it and found it useful.
A full report including a transcript can be found on the One Wellingborough Plus blog. We also recorded it, mainly for those who could not join in. With a few small edits we put it on YouTube, where you can watch it from start to finish.
Three more Community Resilience Forums were hosted by Jonathan and partners until the One Wellingborough Plus project ended. All are available on YouTube and on the One Wellingborough Plus blog. The Community Resilience Forums were very successful and enabled lots of people to look at ways of working collaboratively, but did leave some unfinished business.
Wellingborough Organisations Working Together
Delegates at the first series of Community Resilience Forums worked to establish Wellingborough Organisations as a community resource, which Jonathan and partners from the One Wellingborough Plus project have continued to work on to promote local businesses and public services. We also set up general local forums called ‘Wellingborough Forum’ to work along side the Community Resilience Forums for local debates and service promotion on this website, on Facebook and on Nextdoor.
Jonathan is now working for the Co-op as their Member Pioneer in Wellingborough which has given him the opportunity and facilities to restart Community Resilience Forums. He hopes that by working together with others in our community we can build new relationships with more people and more organisations to improve services and lives in Wellingborough. His role is to bring people together to work on ideas, projects and initiatives to make our community a better place to work, play, live & learn. Find out more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email email@example.com
A Second Series of Community Resilience Gatherings
The first in the second series Community Resilience Forums is on Friday 25th February at 2pm. This time we will look at local service providers and solutions for community resilience, plus we will look at responses from the registration questionnaire (below).
Join us for a short presentation and a discussion on Teams, to see if you can help us and to see if we can help you. It’s a free event, all you need to do is register using the form below. We will then send you the Teams link to the email that you registered with. Alternatively you can also register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07954 082802.
At the start of the forum on Teams, everyone will be given the chance to introduce themselves and, if applicable, the organisation they represent. To help Jonathan before the event, he wants to know a little bit about you and what activities you are doing. Register by filling in the form on the Wellingborough Organisations website.