An event to help bind communities and offer advice and information to residents will take place in Cirencester later this month with a second Community Day of Action. 

Cotswold District Council and its partners The Chesterton Project and Cirencester Town Council will be hosting the event in Cranhams Lane, Cirencester on Monday August 18th.  A host of stalls and sessions will offer advice to residents on crime reduction, waste and recycling, activities for the young and old, tourism, and clubs and societies operating in the area.

The event, which runs from 1pm-6pm on the Thistle Patch, will have numerous statutory and voluntary agencies/organisations involved, including the Youth Service and Connexions, as well as a circus skills workshop, a kick-boxing demonstration, street dance and other stalls.  There will also be practical advice available on housing and Council Tax, and contact details for important local voluntary organisations and support groups such as the drugs advice line FRANK, Crimestoppers and racial equality groups.

It is being held in partnership with Gloucestershire Police, the Chesterton Project, Village Agents, People for You, and Fosseway Living, as well as the Safer Cotswolds group and Gloucestershire County Council.

Cotswold District Council’s portfolio holder for Safe and Strong Communities, Cllr Clive Bennett, said:  “These sessions are a great way of talking to local residents and I hope as people as possible can come along. “

“The aim is to give advice and information about the whole range of Council services, including benefits, safety in and out of the home, and the opportunities for play and other activities.  This is yet another way we want to get our message across to the people of the Cotswolds that we are help to help you out.”

Other Community Days of Action are currently in the pipeline.  Dates and venues will be announced at a later date.

Source: Cotswold District Council