Winslow’s Big Society group saw its latest project completed this week, when it took delivery of 2,200 copies of The Really Useful Guide To Winslow.
Intended as a paper reference guide to facilities and services available in Winslow, with a particular focus on families, young people and the elderly, the booklet will be distributed free to every home in the town.
The Big Society Group has been running for about two years, after a group of local people got together with a view to trying to plug some of the gaps left by other agencies.
In that short time, the group has already got a number of successful projects off the ground, including monthly Friendship Lunches at Jennie Wren’s tea room for people who feel isolated.
These are so popular the group is considering adding a second date each month.
Also continuing to grow are its monthly gentle walks for people who can’t walk very far.
The Really Useful Guide, which will be delivered by volunteers in the next few weeks, provides detailed information for those new to the town, as well as information on less well-known organisations.
Winslow Town Council has helped in its publication with a small grant, as well as advice and facilities. If it proves successful, it will be reviewed and reprinted annually.
It can also be viewed on the town council website at www.winslowtowncouncil.gov.uk
The group’s next project is about developing a scheme to provide more volunteer rural transport for things such as visits to the dentist, library, clubs, hospital visiting etc.