13 Jan BRING ON THE BRICKS! – COMMUNTIY MATTERS
By Joey Damiral, Community Builder for Cockington, Chelston & Livermead
2023 is officially underway! We are just a couple of weeks into the new year and at this stage I tend to get planning different outings and adventures for the year ahead. I like having things in the calendar to look forward to, even if they are a fair few months away. I find this really helps, after experiencing the highs of the Christmas period and then suddenly dipping into the tougher months of January, February and March.
Last year, for example, I made plans for my family to go to Legoland and we had a great time! This year I am looking at investing in a paddleboard, so that I can get down the beaches in Torbay with my family and make the most of the sea. I am looking forward to being out in the community this year and supporting as best I can. I will be working closely with the Chelston Workshops to help them develop a plan for the future. If you are a retired tradesman, looking for a space to be creative, then it would be great to hear from you.
The R&V Café in Livermead have recently achieved CIC status, making them a community space, which will be offering a range of cool activities for local people. I strongly recommend dropping by to check out their new look. They are also providing a space for local artists to showcase work. Exciting things to come from the café this year.
I held a Torbay Lego Masters event at Cockington on 3rd December, with the support of my colleagues from the Torbay Community Development Trust. Featuring 26 Characters, The Battlezone Gaming van and a colossal amount of Lego. This was such a magical day, which ran alongside the Cockington Christmas Fayre and the Santa carriage rides.
I will be looking to arrange some more big events in the new year around Lego, with there being such a high demand for these. If anyone has any Lego to donate or would like to volunteer as a Lego leader, then please do contact me on 07754609494 or [email protected].