A local community group which aims to help residents in the Clay country make the most of their local Greenspaces are appealing for support from local residents.
Community GreenSpace, supports grassroots, community based activity in the China Clay area is looking for volunteers to join their Board of Directors to help further develop their work.
The not for profit company currently supports local initiative ‘Bugle Greenspace’ and have helped co-ordinate community feedback on developments such as the Eco Town. As well as provide a garden share project ‘Growing Together’, working in partnership with Cornwall Waste Action.
The group are keen to help local residents develop more projects to protect and use the greenspaces in the China Clay region and are looking for volunteers to add their expertise and enthusiasm to the existing Board of Directors.
Chair of the board, Sara Marsh explained: “Community Greenspace has already achieved so much. We have attracted £170,000 of funding to the area, helped to improve 4 greenspaces and enabled over 70 people to take action in improving their local greenspace. Community Greenspace provides the support for practical local activity to take place, making lots of small actions add up to have a real impact on improving our greenspaces; but there is still so much more that we could do.”
Sara went on to say “Joining the Board of Community Greenspace offers the opportunity to enjoy a rewarding role in supporting local people to make a difference for themselves in their own community. It is a chance for someone to gain experience at a board level or simply just to give something back. We have several opportunities and are particularly keen to here from people with treasury or financial management skills.”
The organisation is interested to hear from local people with a passion for preserving and making the most of local greenspaces, pride in the local area and a desire to make a difference. The Board currently meet quarterly and would be particularly interested in talking to anyone with book keeping skills or experience and expertise in training and local engagement.