Team cel­e­brates area’s pos­i­tives

To­tally So­cially pro­motes the good in com­mu­ni­ties

The Scarborough News - - WELCOME TO YOUR NEWS - By steve bam­bridge steve.bam­ @thescar­boronews

A lottery-funded pro­ject is gear­ing up to cel­e­brate the pos­i­tives in com­mu­ni­ties in Scar­bor­ough and tackle some of the neg­a­tives.

Three new faces will join Coast and Vale Com­mu­nity Ac­tion’s To­tally So­cially team on 6 March as the Big Lottery-funded pro­ject gath­ers steam.

It will seek to work with peo­ple in Scar­bor­ough, Whitby, Fi­ley and Ryedale.

Char­lotte An­gus, Phillip Coyne and Jo Oliver will join David Stone in de­vel­op­ing links with lo­cal in­di­vid­u­als and groups and get­ting new ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing based on what peo­ple know is needed.

Mel Bon­ney-Kane, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of Coast and Vale Com­mu­nity Ac­tion, said: “We are very pleased to have re­cruited some great peo­ple to help us de­liver this pro­ject. They bring with them a wealth of ex­pe­ri­ence, knowl­edge and en­thu­si­asm.

“Most im­por­tantly, they are pas­sion­ate about bring­ing about pos­i­tive change in the com­mu­ni­ties they will work in.”

To­tally So­cially is al­ready plan­ning its an­nual Long Week­end of events which will run from Fri­day 7 July to Mon­day 10 July. It will in­clude a busi­ness net­work­ing break­fast with a dif­fer­ence at Yay Cof­fee, a Gar­den Party at the Street, a free com­mu­nity open day at Scar­bor­ough Cas­tle and a con­fer­ence at The Street fea­tur­ing In­cred­i­ble Ed­i­ble, So­cial En­ter­prise UK and oth­ers.

David Stone said: “The Long Week­end has be­come a real fix­ture in our cal­en­dar now.

“It’s won­der­ful to have the boost of ex­tra team mem­bers. We want as many dif­fer­ent in­di­vid­u­als and groups to be in­volved as pos­si­ble and we are al­ways open to new ideas for things we should be do­ing.”

Coast and Vale Com­mu­nity Ac­tion has suc­ceeded in se­cur­ing an award from the Big Lottery’s Reach­ing Com­mu­ni­ties fund to sup­port pos­i­tive ac­tiv­i­ties in lo­cal neigh­bour­hoods.

The fund­ing will sup­port a three-year pro­gramme called To­tally So­cially that builds on the suc­cess of the To­tally So­cially events held an­nu­ally in Scar­bor­ough since 2014.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to get in­volved con­tact David Stone at Coast and Vale Com­mu­nity Ac­tion on 01723 3622015 or email david.

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