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A community group in the Moorlands is appealing for additional volunteers to help develop even more community activities

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A community group in the Moorlands is appealing for additional volunteers to help develop even more community activities.

Since it was formed the Werrington Lottery has raised funds for a wide range of community projects and with new ideas in the pipeline, is set to develop even more.

The group organises Werrington in Bloom, the Village Life community magazine, community website, Community E-News information service, Jubilee Garden Project, village seating, Neighbourhood Forums, Neighbourhood Watch, Village Life Radio Show, a media promotion service for local groups, poppy planting around the village, a residents consultation evening and concert, Christmas Trees with community switch-on, Road Safety and Safe Parking campaign for Primary school, provided an Edible Garden for the Primary school.

There is so much more including the Poppy Man, Poppy Windmill and Poppy War Horse projects with British Legion, all of which have helped to keep Werrington on the community map.

The Lottery is organised by the Werrington Community Volunteers Group which also saved the village library from closure and turned it into a thriving enterprise by increasing membership by 80 per cent and offering more than 1,300 activities in the Wellbeing Centre. The group, which has been recognised with a Queens Award, receives no operational grants and so raises all its own funds.

The village lottery plays a vital role and so the group is looking to enlist the help of Community Champions who can help to introduce new members.

If you would like to join in or help out contact Chris Lewis on 01782 303587.

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Scott Dutton
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