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Creating Communities event in South Lynn on Saturday

In our monthly ‘Love West Norfolk’ column, West Norfolk Councillor Jo Rust looks forward to a community event this weekend...

There are many things that I love about West Norfolk, not least the tenacious, supportive, and strong-willed community that supported the campaign for funding for a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

The hospital funding issue was one of those rare cases where all sides agreed that the funding was vital to continue healthcare for residents in West Norfolk and surrounding areas. There are many occasions where people have different views but can still get on. Neighbours can disagree on certain things but still work together to create a sense of community in their neighbourhood.

When I accepted the position of People and Communities within the Cabinet I was pleased to see that the borough council is organising a free drop-in event for South Lynn residents tomorrow, Saturday, August 12, called Creating Communities.

As well as fun family activities to take part in, including crafts and sports, there’s the opportunity to find out more about support, activities and groups that are available in the South Lynn area. You can also get advice on setting up your own group or club to help build a community in the area.

Our Lily, Beat Your Bills and Alive West Norfolk teams will be there alongside representatives from Community Action Norfolk and the Purfleet Pantry.

If you live in or near South Lynn I urge you to pop in to St Michael’s School between 10am and 2pm, take part and see how you can play your part in building a community in South Lynn.

The Creating Communities event is aimed at building communities in areas where the borough council is building homes. I look forward to seeing this followed up in other parts of West Norfolk where the council is developing homes as part of the social commitment to our residents.

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