One of the primary aims of Buckinghamshire’s 16 community boards is to listen to local people and take action on the matters that concern them most. That is exactly what the Wing & Ivinghoe Board has been doing as they reviewed the projects and initiatives they have helped support in the past six months.
At the board meeting members reviewed the projects they have agreed funding towards and approved two more. Applications for funding are welcome from any group or organisation within the local area of a community board but are most likely to be successful if they link to one of the areas the board has a particular focus on. Working groups reflect the topics that local people have raised as areas they would like a greater focus to be given.
The Wing & Ivinghoe board currently has four areas that it is particularly focused on this year and working groups have been set up to address each one:
- Covid-19 recovery
- Health & wellbeing
At the meeting board members and residents could see where the funding agreed so far has been used including new traffic calming measures, improvements to children’s play areas and crisis funding to local groups providing support to local people during the pandemic. The board also acknowledged that parishes and residents from different areas of the locality are working together in a much more collaborative way.
Members also agreed funding for Whitchurch Wildlife Community Group to purchase basic gardening and outdoor equipment to carry out work in the village to improve the surrounding environment of both residents and wildlife. The group hopes the project will have multiple benefits from improving and maintaining natural habitats to supporting the health and wellbeing of residents, enabling people to come together in a productive and sociable way.
Chairman of the Wing & Ivinghoe Community Board, Anne Wight said: “We are always keen to hear from people who want to get more involved in what is going on in their local community. If there is something you would like the community board to look into or you would like to join one of our current working groups please get in touch. By working together we can make improvements for the whole community to enjoy.”
To find out more about the Wing & Ivinghoe working groups email: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
You can keep up to date with all the latest news from the board on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wing-and-Ivinghoe-Community-Board-104964671378244
You can view a recording of the meeting online: https://www.youtube.com/embed/2GZikEOsco8