How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? The drawing together of the rural people By ensuring there is a community focal point which is accessible, the information is conveyed as to how to access the transport. Members of the community organise the rota for driving etc. The community centre is used again for drop ins for health, social activities for young and old. The young especially need a space like a youth club, a study area where there is good broadband, library and maybe other members of the community to help, eg, I am a retired maths teacher, I would help with numeracy or homework. I just don’t know how to do that easily. Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? This would allow rural areas to help themselves al minimal costs, just a place to be, heating of the place and a bus and it’s running costs. The Labour would be free, the community would find its own strengths and help each other.
Communities are empowered to build a sustainable community transport system, suited and tailored to their needs and not service or profit driven. The added benefits of befriending and support for the vulnerable are immeasurable.
The communities of old were strong through their shared experiences, their shared sense of who they were and helping each other. I don’t mean just councillors, but just Norma, people too. Somewhere we can take our unneeded items, eg kindle for the old or furniture or blankets etc. Somewhere we’re cooking can be passed on from old to young. A vibrant place, welcoming everyone.
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