Winsford residents encouraged to attend community improvement event
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Winsford residents are being invited to attend a Community Conversation event to help make the town an even better place to live.
The free event will take place between 7pm and 9pm at Winsford Lifestyle Centre, The Drumber, on Thursday 7 October.
The conversations are facilitated by the ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) charity, and there will be representatives from Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Cheshire West and Chester City Council, local faith groups and community organisations.
Anyone who lives or works in the town is invited to attend, with people from all walks of life wanted at the event.
Winsford Beat Sergeant Paul Cundy said: “The events are an ideal opportunity for everyone in Winsford who cares about where they live, to get together under one roof and formulate plans to make their town a safer and nicer place to live.
“The aim is to identify the issues that are most important to the people of the town and agree on action plans and goals that can be achieved by everyone working together as a united community.
“It is also an opportunity for the local community to meet up and talk about what’s good in the area, what they would like to see change and how they can work together with partner agencies to make a real difference in their communities.”
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “I hope as many people as possible can attend this really worthwhile event. It’s important for people to have these conversations about the good things that are happening in their communities, and to know who they can work with to make things even better.
“Preventing and tackling crime is a key priority for me. Events like this, furthering understanding between the public and the organisations that serve them, help to achieve that aim.”
ROC is a national community engagement charity that has conducted more than 160 Community Conversation events across the UK.
The events identify gaps in provision and what emergency services, local authority members, statutory agencies, key community individuals, community groups and local faith groups in attendance can offer to bridge those gaps.
There will be free refreshments available and anyone planning to attend is urged to register in advance online or by calling 0161 393 4511.
The capacity for the event is 150 and only a few spaces remain therefore people are encouraged to register as soon as possible to secure their place.