Thursday, 1 September 2011
Our community is alive but we can promote ourselves better
Since my last post I thought I would update you with my thoughts on the issue of community groups and give an example of one we currently have that provides some useful experiences for the younger members of our community.
One person in a local paper stated recently that given the riots, we have no community left. What rot! Nearly everyone is a good person and doesn't commit crimes. Ealing has so many residents groups, carers, tenants associations, play groups, after school groups etc etc. Some of the wonderful work done includes the Army Cadet force, who are a voluntary youth organisation for 12 to 18 year olds, both male and female. There are two in Ealing borough as I recall.
Check out www.203brentfordacf.co.uk which gives some good examples of what they do for young people.
There is a need for young people to have clubs in the local area, but so many already exist but perhaps the Council needs to promote them to a wider audience, especially are not as well known about as they could be.