Welcome to another Future Surrey update. We’ve been out and about in Surrey doing some very exciting work lately, and it’s not too late for you to get involved.
Come find out more about Casserole this weekend! It helps bring people together over food. It encourages people who are already cooking to make just one extra portion to take to someone in their local area who might need it. And if you’re in the Redhill area, come by and see Murtz and Joe this Saturday. They’ll be in the Redhill market recruiting cookers and eaters for a two week trial. (I also hear they may have treats to hand out!)
Help Out visualises all the great work that residents are doing as citizens or volunteers to keep Surrey looking lovely. It’s a tool that encourages people to help out in the environment in a group or on their own. You can help out Help Out by providing some feedback, answering some questions or maybe even getting out there and doing something! Sign up here to stay in touch: http://surrey.helpout.org.uk If you have any contacts with sporting clubs, groups, or businesses in the Epsom and Ewell area that might be looking for projects, drop me a line!
SURREYCAMP: THE REUNION
Did you attend SurreyCamp (or maybe wanted to) and would like to find out how to apply the Future Surrey approach of using design principles and social networking tools to help take your ideas further? If so, come along to SurreyCamp reunion on the afternoon on Monday 12 December at Conquest House in Kingston. There will be a few short presentations and a series of very practical, hands-on workshops. Sign up here.
We had an amazing two half-days working with you on co-production. I think it’s fair to say that it’s one of the few events I’ve ever been to where the immediate feedback has been “I will change the way I think and how I behave with others.” Great stuff! Read all about it here. And we even co-produced a handy guide to sabotaging any effort to work effectively with users and residents. See how many behaviours you recognise.
WARNING AND INFORMING
Are you ready for winter? Is your social media? I recently spoke to Surrey’s local resilience forum on using social media during adverse events. It’s great to see a whole range of professionals from different services prepared to work together in new ways.
DON’T FORGET THE MUFFINS
It’s another Muffins and Mingles at County Hall on 30 November. Join members of the Future Surrey team to find out more about what we’re doing or get advice on social media and/or user-centred design. Come see us in Costa from 11 to 12 on Wednesday 30 November.
Photo credit: Jit Bag on Flickr