Call to Active Citizenship Project seeks people of all ages to join free course

Warwickshire County Council’s Community Safety and Locality Working Service has been working with a group of community organisations to design and pilot a new community-led course for people in Nuneaton and Bedworth.

The new course, which is entitled Call to Active Citizenship, is a programme of interesting talks, lectures and practical classes which will be delivered in ten evening sessions from January to April. It is open to members of the public who are interested in learning more about being active as responsible citizens, in support of their community.

The course is ready for launch and the hunt is on for students to join the first session which commences on 10 January 2018 at the Town Hall in Nuneaton.

The aim of the academy is to build up knowledge and understanding of how to be more active and involved in helping communities, and how to contribute effectively to the democratic processes in the Borough.

Councillor Jeff Clarke, Portfolio Holder for Transport & Environment and councillor for Nuneaton East, said: “This is a fantastic project which I very much hope will be well-attended by local residents. There is a real community spirit in Nuneaton & Bedworth and as a council we want to support and nurture that and make it easier than ever for communities to help themselves and each other to stay safe, healthy and independent.”

Call to Active Citizenship covers a range of topics including setting up community groups, the role of councillors and function of councils, community safety and crime, planning and development procedures, and protecting the environment. Students will also learn First Aid and how to protect themselves and other from Cyber Crime – plus more!

If you are interested in joining the course, or want to find out more, please contact Mike Slemensek of the Community Safety and Locality Working Service Team on northernareateam@warwickshire.gov.uk or ring 01926 737767 in order to receive an application form and pack.