Under the banner of Rooted in Community, Southend Cohesion week started today and runs until Sunday 24th March, offeing a unique chance to explore a host of activities which help to boost the borough all year round. Community members and professionals from across the town have joined together to help organise the week.
It was officially launched at Southend Pier Cultural Centre this morning, by Baroness Helen Newlove, Government Champion for Active, Safer communities. Baroness Newlove was a guest speaker at the free morning session and shared her experiences and insights from her work with communities across the country.
Throughout the rest of the week, residents can book on to a huge variety of workshops, visit displays, hear talks, participate in learning sessions, and meet many other members of the community.
For the full week’s programme with more than 20 events, please visit: www.southendcommunityinaction.com
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor John Lamb said “Rooted in Community is a fantastic celebration of all the positive work going on in Southend. “This unprecedented week has something for everyone and is a true reflection of the great partnerships and projects that continue to grow in Southend. “We hope as many people as possible will take part in this really dynamic and wide-ranging event.”
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