This year, we are focusing on capturing and celebrating the history of Community Centres, many of which have come about as a result of local resident social action to address identified need for neighbourhood specific spaces - offering a place for social activities, learning and welfare support.
Our focus for CCWeekUK 2017 is to capture how community centres continue to help address poverty, further the lives of local residents, and foster a sense of ownership and leadership in the community, especially through social action.
Community Centre Week is a chance to celebrate the invaluable work which community centres do. If you run, work in or volunteer at a community centre – Community Centre Week is for you. It’s an opportunity to stage an event, have a party, or just bring the local community together.
Warwickshire CAVA will be supporting Community Centre Week by sharing information about venues including community centres, village halls and church halls across Warwickshire throughout the week. We want to promote the range of services, activities and volunteering opportunities available to local residents at these venues.
During this week we'll publish a selection of Community Centre profiles, resources and success stories (see below).
Warwickshire CAVA Resources
Warwickshire CAVA has developed and gathered a wide range of online resources and downloadable documents to support and assist voluntary and community organisations. Our local development workers are always on hand to provide your Community Centre, with advice and information about promotions, funding, training and much more, so please feel free to get in touch at any time.
|Hurley Community Association (Hurley Village Hall) - A story about Committee and Trustee responsibilities
Click here to read how a Community Association in a North Warwickshire village overcame their struggle to recruit new people to join the committee, after three officer role Trustees stepped down and they were in a position of needing Trustees or folding which, in turn, would mean the closure of the Village Hall.
|The Newtown Centre
Click here to read the story about the rejuvenation of the Newtown centre in the centre of Nuneaton, to give it a face lift and breath new life into the building as a community hub
|Townsend Memorial Hall - A story about funding applications and Warwickshire CAVA support
Click here to read the full story of how Townsend Memorial Hall is a huge part of local community life and the hard work that went into refurbishing the venue in order to keep up with demand.
|Warwick Gates Community Centre - A story about local support
In support of Community Centre Week newly elected County Councillor Parminder Singh Birdi and District Councillor Neale Murphy visited Warwick Gates Community Centre to meet Rev Rob Budd and users of the centre. Cllr Birdi: 'This is a great facility for local residents. I encourage more people to make use of it, particularly so to support activities for young people and over 50 groups'. Click here to see the picture.
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