Groups vow to deliver Big Society

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VOLUNTARY groups in south Lincolnshire have promised to help deliver David Cameron’s Big Society in this area.

South Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (SLCVS) helps match up would-be volunteers with opportunites, and find willing hands to fill positions for community groups.

The CVS has held a series of information and networking event based around the Big Society – the Prime Minister’s key idea to get everyone doing more for their local communties.

Katy Roberts, SLCVS’s business development and communications director, said: “There is still much to learn about the Big Society and Localism agendas and we will communicate this to the local voluntary and community sector as more details are announced.

“There are exciting and challenging times ahead and our workers and volunteers are committed to helping groups in the area to respond to the Big Society agenda”.

Father Jonathan Sibley, of St Mary’s Church in Long Sutton, said his town is already very good at encouraging residents to take part - but welcomed the Big Society idea if it helps to boost a sense of community.

He said: “In one sense the idea has been there for 2,000 years. Long Sutton is very good as far as working together but there are other communities where that happens less. For a community and social cohesion it is a significant and important thing.”