There are a number of ways you can help out in your local community.
First and foremost, you could ask to be co-opted onto your local parish council. The council currently comprises eleven councillors, rather than the thirteen it should have. Elections are held every four years (assuming there are enough people standing), otherwise volunteers willing to stand are elected unopposed.
The role of a councillor can be both challenging and rewarding. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and want to know more, please click here.
If you have decided the council is not for you (and it does not suit all people), then why not think about volunteering in your local community?
There are a number of ways you can do this.
i. Look at local groups with common interests to yourself.
These could include:-
- Local Women’s groups
- Loose Gardeners’ Society (responsible for the day-to-day running of the McAlpine Allotments at the top of Old Loose Hill
- Loose Area History Society
- Loose Neighbours
- Loose Amenities Association
- Loose Swiss Scouts
- Girl Guiding, which includes Guides, Brownies and Rainbows
ii. Offer to help at local events:-
Monthly Coffee Mornings
Annual Loose Fete
Litter picks in your area
For more information on some of the volunteering opportunities you can get involved with loosepc.kentparishes.gov.uk/community-volunteering