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PICTURES: Meet the Community initiative showcases more than 30 organisations in Clare


By Newsdesk Sudbury


Visitors enjoy the Meet the Community Event held at Clare Town Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham. (7661279)
Visitors enjoy the Meet the Community Event held at Clare Town Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham. (7661279)

The chance to find out what goes on in Clare – and what organisations in the town do – was the aim of an initiative organised by the council on Saturday.

Clare Town Council was the brains behind Meet the Community, a well-attended event held in Clare Town Hall on Market Hill.

More than 30 local organisations set up stalls during the morning’s session, with a wide variety of displays of their work, including art and crafts and gardening.

(L-R)Sandra Beverley and Jean Cousins from Clare Flower Club at the Meet the Community Event held at Clare Town Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham. (7661285)
(L-R)Sandra Beverley and Jean Cousins from Clare Flower Club at the Meet the Community Event held at Clare Town Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham. (7661285)

Stalls ranged from Clare Flower Club to the town’s Knit and Stitch club, with club members on hand to talk about the work they do, as well as give visitors information about when and where they meet.

The town council said the idea for the event was to give local groups the opportunity to showcase what they do, and to give residents and visitors more information on what goes on in the town.

A spokesman for Clare Town Council said: “There are many wonderful volunteers in Clare, but we are aware that not every group or organisation has the means to promote their activities.

Nicole Golding, 9, plants a conker tree at the Meet the Community Event held at Clare Town Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham. (7661286)
Nicole Golding, 9, plants a conker tree at the Meet the Community Event held at Clare Town Hall..Pic - Richard Marsham. (7661286)

“We invited local groups to come along and introduce themselves to the community.

“It was an opportunity for them to chat with people, explain what they do and perhaps recruit new volunteers and members.

“It was also an opportunity for parishioners to meet the people who run these groups, find out what they do and see if people want to get involved.”

Clare Town Council’s website lists a selection of the town’s clubs and organisations, including contact numbers.

Go online to www.clare-suffolk.co.uk/community/clubs.



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