Providing communities across west Cheshire with valuable information and advice

5 October 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council is running a series of online sessions with community champions so they can help shape the project moving forward.

A network of community champions has been brought together by the Council, local NHS and Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) so they can play their part to keep communities safe, share important information and advice with residents and report any feedback they may have.

More than 250 community champions have signed up to the scheme so far, with a mix of individuals and organisations getting involved and helping reach out to communities across west Cheshire.

The first online session gave community champions an overview of the project and provided them with an opportunity to ask questions and raise points, helping develop the initiative further. The Panel for the session included the following people.
  • Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health at Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Alison Lee, Managing Director of Cheshire West Integrated Care Partnership
  • Rachel Foster, Head of Communities and Libraries at Cheshire West and Chester Council
Councillor Gittins said: “The way our communities have come together to support people during the pandemic is truly inspiring.

“We wanted to build on the work of the coordinated community response by bringing together a network of community champions.

“We have many people in west Cheshire who care greatly about their communities and we thought this project would provide an opportunity for them to continue supporting people in their neighbourhoods.

“This is a two-way project. We simply want people to share important information and advice with their communities and report any feedback they have to the Council. The amount of time each champion gives to support the project is entirely up to them.

“Our first online session was brilliant. The champions provided us with valuable information and a great insight into how the current measures, such as how to wear a face covering, are being applied in our communities. All the information shared at this meeting will be used to shape and develop the project.

“We’d encourage anyone who wants to support their community to get involved.”

You can still become a community champion and receive regular email updates from the Council.

Become a community champion

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