A dish to share!

The Seven Kings community organisers (Dilwara and Shiyara), are excited to tell you about the first community hub in-person-event.

We have been visiting lots of organisations in the area, meeting local people and hearing their stories and thoughts on what could be improved in Seven Kings and the surrounding wards over the last few months.

This has been building on the great work achieved with 35 local people in online workshops where they helped design what the Seven Kings Hub should look like and how can it serve local people across the area. They worked with architects, council officers and other professionals over a period of 12 weeks at the end of 2020.

To show our gratitude for their time, dedication and hard work, we organised a picnic in South Park on Sunday 25th July 2021. People met in person and celebrated what they had created during the online workshops. The South Park Users Group, who do an amazing job at keeping the park clean and preserving the wildlife, helped us set up near the wildlife centre.

Despite the rain and thunder, everyone came together to share food, experiences and subjects that mattered to them, such as green spaces, safety and well-being.

When fellow residents shared their stories of involvement in the community – not only did they inspire others but encouraged people to offer their support and raise awareness of the services available in the area. The event reinforced the sense of togetherness, a key principle for the hub.

People talked about their concerns and gaps they saw in services or activities and were invited to think about ways of addressing them by building trust with other community groups. We talked about the possibility of the Seven Kings team facilitating a community assembly to further develop this.

We hope the picnic inspires people to host more of these events that bring people together and foster connections. We will continue to build relationships within the area whilst enabling these occasions and tackling necessary changes together within the community, as together we are stronger!

Share A dish to share! on Facebook Share A dish to share! on Twitter Share A dish to share! on Linkedin Email A dish to share! link
<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en.projects.blog_posts.show.load_comment_text">Load Comment Text</span>