I was a winner at the Bath & North East Somerset Council 2013/14 Chairman’s Community Awards.
I was named ‘Young Volunteer Leader of the Year’ at a special ceremony (see the photo below)!
The Chairman's Community Awards recognise volunteers, community leaders, educational institutions and businesses that make a positive contribution to the local community.
In my nomination I was described as a ‘good example of a young person wanting to make a difference in her community by getting up and serving through practical action and encouraging others to join in.’
The Task Force met to discuss the tasks that have been suggested by members of our community. We have now come up with a list of activities that we think are achievable.
We have received training so we can deliver sexual health education sessions to other young people, we will plan sports activities for young people and we have funding from Keynsham Town Council to create a mosaic for the town.
We will complete garden maintenance work and hope to organise a tea party in a residential home in the New Year. With the help of Curo Housing we are planning a community celebration day in December.
I also attended a PACT (Police and Community Together) meeting to explain more about the Task Force and what we are hoping to achieve.
The Keynsham Community Task Force was officially launched at Keynsham Youth Fest on 21st September. There were around 600 people at the event and we took the opportunity to hand out our flyers and display our posters. We asked anyone who took a flyer to write any tasks they would like to see us complete on the back. We'll go through the suggestions to see which are realistic.