Maybe one of the things we could be doing during this ‘lock-down’ period is giving some thought to ideas for things in our local community that need supporting.
You may – or may not know – that Bath and North East Somerset Council have set up a one-off fund of £2000 per Councillor to address concerns or needs in their individual wards.
The Councillors for Lambridge – where l live – are Cllr Rob Appleyard and Cllr Joanna Wright.
Cllr Wright emailed Bath Newseum to say: ‘We had been planning to hold a “Dragon’s Den” event in the area to work with the community on ideas that needed to be supported.
However, due to the pandemic, we’re unable to hold such an event and even the Local Look which we had hoped would publicise the Empowerment Fund will not be going to press in May nor possibly June.’
But the Fund still remains, and Rob and Joanna are still very keen to get the message out that they would very much welcome members in the community to come forward with ideas that they could support.
To date £300 has been given to the Community Orchard that has been planted at Larkhall Allotment, where over 22 fruit and nut trees have been planted for the community to enjoy and in time get local produce from.
So do you have a project that needs supporting, do you know someone that might have a concern?
If so please pass the message on to get in touch with Rob and Joanna.
For full details of the Fund please go to the following website
Or contact Cllr Rob Appleyard at firstname.lastname@example.org 07527 577186
Cllr Joanna Wright at Joanna_wright@bathnes.gov.uk 07582 749865