As much as 97% of what goes on in our communities is good news... just we never here about it and nobody knows! Wouldn't it be useful if we had one central place where any of us could share the good news that's happening where we are; so others could see it?
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And what happened to our communities?
- Isn't it ironic that we are the most connected that we have ever been on this planet and yet very often we do not even know our neighbours. Loneliness and 'disconnection' is rife in almost every street we live in.
- There are amazing people doing brilliant work right under our noses in our communities and yet we have no idea that these things are happening and who is doing them.
- Most of us given an opportunity to help someone would do so gladly. If we were just more aware of what was happening around us.
What is Community in Action?
Many of us would like to see improvements in our communities, make things better. For many though these ideas remain just passing comments and snatched conversations in the street. There is an unspoken belief that it isn't possible to make any real change, we're powerless in the big scheme of things. It would take far too much effort to do anything.
What though if we came together regularly to discuss ideas, innovated together as a community, started to find ways things could be done instead of reasons why they can't. Community in Action is about doing exactly this. Encouraging us all to participate and contribute our ideas and thoughts.
Thoughts become things: once we begin to share our ideas and shape them, project teams can be created to enhance and fine tune plans. These then result in Action and bringing about change; a real difference in our communities... it all starts with a conversation!
ONE IDEA: Bringing neighbourhoods together: if we all knew the people that lived close to us that would help to provide a more friendly, kind and caring community which would have to be a good thing.
All of us can learn much from each other, our memories, skills, knowledge, views on today's society and even how we feel about what is happening in our own neighbourhood. There are a lot of thing going on in our troubled world reported daily on the TV and in the news, perhaps it is time for us as individuals in our local communities to step up and begin working together to help ourselves and be much kinder to those around us.
ANOTHER IDEA: Sharing all the good things already happening: One of the things we can do right now is start to recognise that there is a lot of good going on already. All of us can help in this area immediately by just using the contact us form on this site and letting us know the details. This can feature as a story, article or report on this site, we can even record a short video on what is going on for the local Community in Action TV channel for our area. Or please ask how and we will show you how to update the information yourself!