Church’s networking day

The event will take place at Emmanuel Church on Cardigan Road
The event will take place at Emmanuel Church on Cardigan Road

A special event designed to help volunteer and community groups in Bridlington network more efficiently will take place next week.

Representatives from a range of groups and organisations are invited to Emmanuel Church at Cardigan Road, between 10.30 am and 2.30pm on Wednesday June 15.

Topics at the meeting will include updates on local healthcare projects, advice on funding and grant opportunities and the chance to network with other local voluntary groups and organisations.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “The project is at the stage where local people are encouraged to take the reins and form a local action group (LAG) that designs and oversees the implementation of the local development strategy.

“The strategy needs to build on the social, environmental and economic strengths or ‘assets’ of the community and Bridlington and Scarborough have a wide range of community assets that have the potential to help people in their neighbourhood benefit significantly through a wide range of activities over the next few years.”

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said the event is part of an aim to build local networks and reach parts of the community that might not normally be involved.

A spokesman added: “The focus of the programme is on increasing employment, improving business support and growth, improving skills, and access to work experience.

“Voluntary and community groups could hold the key to reaching those who stand to benefit from the support that will be made available if the grants are forthcoming.”

A buffet lunch will also be held at 12pm at the meeting.

For more details on the Local Links Forum, or for information on the Yorkshire Coast Community Led Local Development Programme, contact the 
Bridlington Renaissance Team on 01482 391708.