We had an inspiring afternoon hearing about successful community transport and information hub projects, and a tour of the disused Town Hall that is a major renovation project.
STF Members Wiveliscombe Area Partnership (WAP) were our hosts. WAP established the successful WiveyLink community transport scheme around 13 years ago, and now run four vehicles using 36 volunteer drivers, with a turnover of £100K pa. They also run the town’s Community Office, a valued hub for information and agency surgeries.
This event looked at what is a Dementia Friendly Community, shared some examples of activity from public agencies and businesses and finished with a Dementia Friends Information session.
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Frome, Chard and Wincanton Town Councils are the latest organisations to join Somerset Towns Forum.
They join Wellington and Somerton Town Councils, Vision for Frome, Martock Community Partnership, Watchet’s Chamber, Ilminster Forum, the Diocese of Bath & Wells and Wiveliscombe Area Partnership as member organisations.
Chard Town Council is a key partner of the Town Team, a body of local Councillors, Local Authority Officers, traders and other volunteers working together to improve the town’s economic vitality. http://www.chard.gov.uk/