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