People in Addlestone and Chertsey are taking the initiative and finding creative ways to make the town an even better place to live and work.
From cooking affordable meals with their neighbours, to making streets safer for children to play outdoors, there are lots of ideas that people are planning to get moving as soon as it's safe.
You may want to turn an overgrown patch of grass into a community garden or start a new dance group for young people. There are lots of opportunities and many like-minded people who want to make a difference and are willing to help. It's about building momentum, not perfection. Now could be the perfect time to share your idea and get the help you need to make it happen.
A small selection of the many ideas that people in your neighbourhood think could improve Chertsey and Addlestone are here:
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Feature story: Local group seeks new members for Community Shed
Those who appreciate the great outdoors, enjoy making things or who simply love a friendly chat over a cup of tea are invited to get involved with a community initiative at Holme Farm.
The purpose of the project is to establish a "community shed" where local people can pursue interests, practice skills, and enjoy lively discussion with other like minded people. This encourages social connections, friendship building, and promotes positive mental health and well being.
Throughout the pandemic, we have all become aware of the impact of social interaction on mental health. There is a heightened awareness around the need to take positive action in tackling this issue. Initiatives like this are a simple way of helping with this growing problem.
This group is for people of all ages with the group wishing to put on activities for children and young people to become connected to nature. Why not visit their Facebook page and find out more?
What's going on?
Here is a list of some of the things happening in Addlestone and Chertsey in the near future. You can also find out about the vast range of local support in your community by visiting the Surrey Information Point. To see social, environmental, economic and health outcomes in Surrey at a local level, please visit the Surrey Index.