Enrichment Workshop – Buckingham Town Council, Bletchley & Fenny Town Council and Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council – January 30th at 11am
This Enrichment Workshop is delivered in three parts by your peer colleagues from Buckingham Town Council, Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council and Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council offering unique insight and first hand expert experience in delivering enrichment projects and provisions for your communities through Art, Events and Youth Programmes.
- The cost of this workshop is included in your conference ticket.
- Duration, one hour including Q&A
- Places are limited book now to avoid disappointment.
Louise Stubbs, Deputy Town Clerk
Sam Hoareau, External Facilities & Town Centre Manager
Topic: Giant Swans: Art and Engagement in the Community
“From giant swans to colourful otters, Buckingham Town Council regularly delivers arts focused events, including two large sculpture projects in 2021 and 2023, the Buckingham Otter Trail and the Buckingham Swan Trail. Louise and Sam will guide you through how the Council uses art to engage with the community, including how to sell your ideas, manage grant funding, sponsorship and encourage a creative environment.”
Delia Shepard Town Clerk
Davina Pancholi-Ifould, Community Events and Support Services Officer
Topic: Understanding the value of community events
Community events are often viewed as a nice thing to do or something that must happen to meet the trends of a season eg Easter, Eid and Christmas.
One of the more challenging aspects of hosting events lies outside of the logistical organisation and begins with the intention.
- What is this event for?
- What will we learn from it?
- What value will our residents get from it?
- How will they feel during and after?
At Bletchley and Fenny Stratford agreeing these goals allows us to harness the full power of the gathering of our communities in a way that is more beneficial than just people enjoying one day. We’ll try to illustrate what we’ve learnt from delivering this and other smaller events in conjunction with our community partners.
Andrea Vincent, Town Clerk
Chris Madeley, Community Engagement and Projects Officer
Topic: Youth Provision
‘My take on parish/town councils is they need to ask the community what they need and then do their best to provide or facilitate that provision. This is what we have striven to do with a wide consultation. The presentation focuses on youth provision as that was what our community primarily asked for but the principles can be applied to any activity.’ Andrea Vincent, Town Clerk