Our Neighbourhood Community Project
Our Neighbourhood Network Connects people in the South Ward of Weston-super-Mare through shared activities and projects, we are supported by the Community Fund to use Asset Based Community Development methods to achieve the following aims:
- The health and wellbeing of the local community will be improved
- Local people will gain skills and quallifications which will support them to realise their aspirations
- Local people will overcome barriers which currently separate them from their aspirations
- Local leaders will develop the skills and resources to build on the project's legacy
Strong Communities are vital for a good life, and this community network will bring new life and love to the neighbourhoods of South Ward by supporting the connections and working with the skills and strengths of the local community. We believe that everyone has something to offer and something they care about. By doing things together it helps us to understand each other and turns strangers into friends.
Things that are happening soon
Catch the Light Lantern Parade – 12th November
This event will bring together people from all over the South Ward for a lantern parade to light up the area and celebrate the wonderful community spirit that exists. In September preparations got underway with an invitation to neighbours to get involved in lantern making workshops and to help with the planning of the event, ready for the big day on 12 November.
Lantern making workshops
At the lantern making workshops people will be able to make a lantern to carry at the parade on the 12th November 2016.
Pop up Café
Pop up cafes are organised by the Community Networkers to let people know about the Our Neighborhood Project.
SWAP meeting (South Ward Action Partnership)
SWAP are meetings of agencies and service providers working in the area of Weston-super-Mare.
If you have an idea and some time to make a difference, a passion for people and some skills or knowledge to share, then come and find out more from one of the Our Neighbourhood Networkers.
The project can provide community grants of up to £250 to individuals and small groups. Requests for a grant are considered by a panel of local people.
The Information Station
5-7 St Andrews Parade