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Riversmeet - community engagement project, Cumbria

Date uploaded: September 6, 2009

Riversmeet is a multi-disciplinary collective of active citizens in the Market Town of Cockermouth, Cumbria supporting a growing community network, taking local action in response to critical global issues.

In 2006 a small group began to experiment with ways to widen community awareness of the changing global context and the local implications. Riversmeet involves artists and volunteers in experimental approaches to engage local people in considering the future sustainability of our community.

Ways of working and structure have emerged in an organic way, building on the strengths of local people. The Network now comprises a growing cluster of active citizens drawn from different sectors, age groups and vocations, who are contributing personal time for the benefit of the community and are involved in supporting community groups and networks on a wide range of topics and activities.

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