The school hall is wonderfully decorated with the theme of a rainbow, the symbol used around the world to show unity and gratitude during those days of isolation at home when the world as we knew it was turned upside down. People are starting to arrive and the atmosphere is beginning to build. Over 100 … More The Unsung Heroes of Covid19 – Celebrating Our Community Story
We welcome Clare McLean who in January started as the street connector trainee. Clare has been a member of the street connecting team for a long time and has been active in Firs and Bromford for many years. The new role is about training to be a street connector mentor. To give a bit of an … More Welcoming Clare, the new street connector trainee
Many neighbourhoods around the world have a tradition of Father Christmas visiting their streets. Here in the UK on a cold winter evening as the darkness sets, the quiet street will be pierced by the sound of very merry Christmas tunes, followed by the lights of a trailer converted into a sleigh. Riding the sleigh … More Bringing Santa to the streets – the story continues to grow
The last 6 months have reassured me that community building starts with a doorstep, a street or a block. Don’t overcomplicate it #ABCD #COMMUNITYBUILDING pic.twitter.com/vYV1ER07MD — Paul Wright (@LeanLeft_Wright) September 5, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Recently I posted a tweet saying that the last 6 months had reassured me that community building starts with a doorstep, a … More Community Building starts with a doorstep, a street or a block. Don’t overcomplicate it!
The deeper we get into ‘lockdown’ here in the UK the more I am noticing abundance in my neighbourhood and with my neighbours. We are at the end of week 5 of lockdown, and during this time I have been blessed with an opportunity to slow down a little. Restricted in many ways from the … More Gaining a deeper awareness of Abundance through the Covid-19 lockdown
The Bluebell wood walk is a ½ mile trail through the top edge of Bromford from Comet Park to the Paddock. Called Bluebell woods because once a year it floods with Bluebells, which is a wonderful sight. It is a place we’ve been promoting for years but up until the past few weeks remained a … More How a table and chairs became a symbol of unity, joy, resilience and hope during Covid-19
In the early hours of Saturday I sent a tweet as my ‘end’ to what had been an epic 8 days in our community. I did feel broken (well very emotionally and physically tired) but also fully alive and full of hope. In that moment I wasn’t ready to ‘download’ the events of the past … More 8 days in the life of a street connector
Last weekend we had our first two street events of the year. Returning for the second year of street events gave us an opportunity to reflect on why we do them, what impact do they have, and why they have become such important ‘entry points’ for people into community life. Street events are a simple … More Bringing community to your doorstep