April 2022

Join This Month’s Community Resilience Forum

Wellingborough Organisations and the Co-op are hosting forums for local people and organisations to work on community resilience planning. We would like you to join us on a second series of Community Resilience Forums on Teams, to discuss how to help people in the town and borough during and after the Coronavirus pandemic. Jonathan, Co-op Member Pioneer for Wellingborough invites you to the third of the new series of Community Resilience Forums next Friday (29th April) at 2pm.

The aims of Wellingborough Community Resilience Forum are to bring people and groups from across the borough together, to hear people’s concerns and ideas, and see what practical steps we can take to collectively help to meet some of the emerging needs, and provide some coordination and direction for our efforts where possible. 

New Community Resilience Forums started off with lively interactive discussions on Friday 25th February at 2pm. This is the first forum that Wellingborough Organisations and the Co-op are hosting for local people and organisations to work on community resilience planning. 14 people joined us on the first of a second series of Community Resilience Forums in Wellingborough on Teams. Read more and watch our first New Community Resilience Forum here.

9 people joined us on teams for the second Community Resilience Forum; it started off with introductions and then lively interactive discussions about community resilience on Friday 25th March at 2pm. Read more and watch this second forum here.

This time we will look at how local service providers can co-operate with each other to provide solutions for community resilience, plus we will look at responses from the registration questionnaire (below). Join us for a short presentation and a discussion on Teams, to see if you can help us and to see if we can help you. It’s a free event, all you need to do is register, we will then send you the Teams link to the email that you registered with.

At the start of the forum on Teams, everyone will be given the chance to introduce themselves and, if applicable, the organisation they represent. To help Jonathan before the event, he also wants to know a little bit about you and what activities you are doing. Please register by filling in the form on the registration page, alternatively you can also register by sending an email to resilience@wellingborough.org or by calling 07954 082802.

See you at the next Community Resilience Forum on Friday 29th April at 2pm!

Access For All Wellingborough

Access For All Wellingborough Northants aims to improve practical access to use the town facilities and public transport. One of their priorities is to make wheelchair accessible taxis more available and to ensure ramps are provided where required.​

Group leader Aran Whiting said “if you are disabled, providers of public transport must not treat you less favorably than they would treat a person who isn’t disabled. Unless, they can show that the treatment is justified, they have the same duties as other providers of services.​”

From missing dropped curbs to pavements blocked by selfish drivers, disabled people are struggling to get about in Wellingborough. Tell the group about your access issues.

The group is there to give disabled people a voice, appealing to businesses to make reasonable adjustments in shops restaurants and public transport services. It’s also there to assist with access issues in surrounding areas too.

For more information or to report an access issue, look at the Access For All page, join the Facebook Group or contact Access For All via email.