Phew, we’ve been very busy and out and about lately.
We’ve been out of County Hall and working hard on delivering Help Out and Casserole.
Help Out is a new tool which helps people get out in their local environment and make it better. Surrey residents are rightly proud of the lovely place they live. We’re finishing off the technical development for the service this week, but as important, we’ve been out talking to residents and groups in Epsom and Ewell about how they’d like to get involved in contributing in easy, low-commitment ways to keeping it nice. We’re launching a trial of the prototype in January – so if you know anyone who lives or works in Epsom, please forward this email, get them to sign up at http://surrey.helpout.org.uk or drop me a line at email@example.com
Casserole – a project which reduces social isolation by helping local people share meals – is currently in trial in Redhill. Project manager Murtz Abidi has already been sharing some early lessons and there are opportunities for you to get even more involved. We’re planning a Saturday morning event in Redhill in mid-January drop Murtz a line or join the Casserole mailing list if you’re interested in finding out more or coming along to meet some of the cookers and diners.
HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?
Look out for a brief survey coming your way. We’ll be asking you about learning points from Future Surrey. It’s really important that we understand the impact of the work we’ve done together, for building and growth in Surrey and in other councils. We’re looking for anything from “It helped me see things in a different way” to “I’m working with someone I met at SurreyCamp” – etc. If a survey ain’t your thing, please feel feel to drop me a line and we can have a quick chat by phone, over a coffee or reply to this post.
FINAL EVENT AND A NEW SERIES OF EVENTS
We’ve been working with Surrey colleague Kate Mathews on a developing an open space series of events coming to you in the new year. The first will be supported by the FutureGov team and will be a chance to hear more about the Future Surrey projects and a recap of the programme as a whole and how you can take it forward. Look out for more information.