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Northampton Forward seeks champions for communities

04 July 2022

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Are you heavily involved in your community and keen to make a difference? If so, we need you to join a new group which will help shape the future development of Northampton.

The Northampton Forward Board is seeking to create a new sub-group consisting of those who represent local communities and organisations.

Northampton Forward is an informal partnership, with the primary role of coordinating and driving forward the integrated regeneration and growth within Northampton town centre.

Since its formation in 2018, its work has led to £32m in Government grants for a number of schemes including the improvements to the town centre, new and improved cultural venues, and several large scale developments.

Martin Mason, Managing Director of footwear firm Tricker’s and Northampton Forward Chair, said: “It’s incredibly important that as we work towards improving our town, we take people on that journey with us.

“We have always been keen to hear everyone’s views, and we’ve engaged with communities a number of times over a variety of projects, but we want to take that to the next level.

“We’re looking for people who feel they represent the views of their communities, who have a positive outlook and want to see the town improve, and who can throw some good ideas in to the mix.

“Of course, we welcome challenge, but it must be constructive rather than obstructive, as doing nothing is simply not an option.”

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Community Champions Sub-group is asked to fill in an expression of interest form offering a little information about:

  • Themselves and why they would like to be part of the group
  • The community they represent
  • Their ability to commit to at least one meeting every two months and some engagement work in between.

The process will be open for five weeks, from 27 June to 1 August and anyone is welcome to put themselves forward.

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