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Sleaford community come together to help make a difference

  • Last Updated: 07-10-2021 at 12:10

A World Café event in Sleaford town centre saw a great turn out, with the local community coming together to have their say on what needs to change.

To kick start the conversations, attendees were asked the following questions:

  • What do you feel makes a community safe?
  • What could make a safer Sleaford?
  • What can we do as a community to make it better?

The event, which took place at the Carres Grammar School on Saturday 11 September, was designed to involve the community in open and honest conversations about the area they live. They were encouraged to share their views on what they want to see change, the issues they face and how they can overcome them as a community.

People of all ages took part in the engaging conversations which hosted a variety of subjects such as:

  • views on a community centre
  • ideas around traffic calming
  • how to combat antisocial behaviour
  • increasing social responsibility.

The next step is for the information to be collated and then shared with the wider community and partners, highlighting what the community feel are issues.

This was one of four events that took place in Lincolnshire this month, with other events in Skegness, Gainsborough and Sutton Bridge.

Find out more about the Mutual Gain project.

Large board shows colourful handwriting under the heading Sleafors Speaks. Hand drawn images of buildings and handwritten words expressing the views of local residents.