We want to hear from St Ives residents about community life in the town and their aspirations for the future.
Hunts Forum is working in St Ives in 2021 to help residents design and deliver projects that strengthen communities and improve people’s lives. The first step is to understand what the people of St Ives feel is important.
From pre-school groups to support for the elderly, book clubs to football teams, carnivals to meditation groups, the word “community” can touch many parts of our lives. It’s about bringing people together around something they have in common – a shared interest, skill, age, faith, ethnicity, disability or simply the street they live on. That sense of belonging is incredibly important to lots of people, giving them a sense that their home is more than just the building they live in.
Communities can also work together to solve problems. Whether it’s a community litter pick or lobbying for improved infrastructure, the actions and voice of residents can be incredibly powerful when it’s well organised.
However, these community connections aren’t always easy for everyone to access. That’s why this work is so important – identifying what’s already there and where there is a demand for new community activity. When enough people with a shared vision get together, it’s amazing what can be achieved.
Please click here to complete the survey, and share this link to encourage neighbours, family and friends living in St Ives to do so too.
Anyone without access to a computer can complete the survey by calling Ben on 07745 805937 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri). Paper copies will also be available at St Ives Town Hall when it reopens on 12 April.