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Central Area Residents’ Improvement Group Launch

In March 2016 the Mechanics’ Trust ran a series of sessions called ‘ReDesign Your Community’ which was funded by a Swindon Borough Council ‘Adult Community Learning Grant’.  The course was very well attended by residents from all over the Central Area of Swindon, including a number of residents from the Railway Village.

The sessions were a great opportunity for local people to come together, get to know each other and learn new skills, and, importantly, to share and discuss the issues that were important to them where they lived.

The sessions were aimed at people who were interested in improving their neighbourhood; wanted to grow their skills and confidence; enjoyed working with other people and were willing to give things a go; and broadly covered the following themes:

  • What do you want from your community / neighbourhood?
  • What do you need to make it happen?
  • What and who can help?
  • How to make it happen in the real world.

Following these sessions the group decided that they wanted to carry on meeting and that they wanted to set up a new residents’ group for the central area.

The newly formed ‘Central Area Residents’ Improvement Group’ launched in September 2016.