Community comes together for King’s Lynn roadshow

from left, Jackie Richards, Jemma Mc ecrea, Julia Bringtoe, Natalie Garrard, Nicky Watson, Ollie Gilder, Brendon Gilling, Amy Webber ANL-140824-181153009

from left, Jackie Richards, Jemma Mc ecrea, Julia Bringtoe, Natalie Garrard, Nicky Watson, Ollie Gilder, Brendon Gilling, Amy Webber ANL-140824-181153009

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Police, community groups and charities have joined forces in a bid to promote local services and encourage people to do more in their areas.

Dozens of organisations were represented at the second annual Working Together community roadshow, which was held in the Walks in Lynn on Saturday.

from left, Carla King-Project Manager. Paul Wood, Donna Fox, Paul Owen, Jane Wood, Paul Hampson, all outreach support workers and Jessica Skulski, Supervisor. ANL-140824-181141009

from left, Carla King-Project Manager. Paul Wood, Donna Fox, Paul Owen, Jane Wood, Paul Hampson, all outreach support workers and Jessica Skulski, Supervisor. ANL-140824-181141009

PC Natalie Garrard, Norfolk Police’s diversity liaison officer, said: “The idea behind this roadshow is to bring the range of services available in West Norfolk out into the community.

“It’s an opportunity for residents from across the area to come along and receive advice or information from local agencies face to face and to have a fun day out too.”

More than 30 agencies took part in the show to offer information on volunteering, what’s on in the area and the services offered by local charities and agencies.

Groups represented at the event included Talent Watch, a Lottery-funded scheme which provides support to people aged between 18 and 24 who are long-term unemployed.

from left. Roberta Tarafoviene, Julie Chaplin, Simon Norman,,Jurate Smalkiene.
and Johnathan Neve with dog. ANL-140824-181219009

from left. Roberta Tarafoviene, Julie Chaplin, Simon Norman,,Jurate Smalkiene. and Johnathan Neve with dog. ANL-140824-181219009

Volunteers from SOS King’s Lynn, who provide first aid and other support services in the town centre at night, were also present, while visitors were also able to obtain crime prevention advice and bicycle security marking.

The information provided by exhibitors was made available in several eastern 
European languages including Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian.

And visitors were also able to enjoy a talent competition organised in association with Twisted Melon Promotions, the North Lynn Discovery Centre, Youth Advisory Board and Freebridge Community Housing.

Jacob Wilkins with Darwin Scandrett (on right)
with Jackie Richards (front left),  Nicky Watson and Jemma Mc ecrea. ANL-140824-181208009

Jacob Wilkins with Darwin Scandrett (on right) with Jackie Richards (front left), Nicky Watson and Jemma Mc ecrea. ANL-140824-181208009

Singer Georgina Loose ANL-140824-181235009

Singer Georgina Loose ANL-140824-181235009

 

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