Kimpton is a vibrant community full of residents coming together to create positive change in our village. It is through the efforts and enthusiasm of volunteers that there are many regular community events and one-off projects throughout the year to get involved in. Many of these are supported by Kimpton Parish Council either though permission to use council land, financial support or active councillor involvement. Whether you want to get involved with the organisation of event or want to donate a few hours to helping others there are numerous ways that you can contribute, make a difference and meet new friends.
Join A Working Group
Many of the parish council activities, campaigns and projects are organised by working groups. Made up of councillors and other resident volunteers, this is where local people get together to tackle issues that concern them.
This is a great way to get involved in working with neighbours in ways that make a real difference to Kimpton.
The current working groups are listed below:
- Highways and Parking
- Kimpton Bench
- Public Spaces and Playgrounds
- Rights of Way
- Sports Clubs
Each of the groups works in slightly different ways with a leader and holding a few meetings through the year, except for Kimpton Bench Working Party which operates under the leadership of Bob Finch. The working groups make recommendations to the Parish Council, which decides which proposals to take forward.
There is no limit to the amount of working groups the parish council can have, within reason, so if you have an idea for a new group and a passion to make it happen let us know.
Kimpton Greening Campaign
The campaign aims to encourage and support local people and businesses to take easy and straightforward steps to reduce energy consumption and waste – we will all see who is taking part and we will have great fun encouraging each other to make meaningful changes.
To kick off the campaign, we are holding an on-line public meeting where the Greening Campaign will be explained in detail. We will show a film by Terena Plowright, Founder of The Greening Campaign, so we all know what positive things are involved.
Those attending the meeting will be invited to help choose a number of simple actions they consider to be most relevant to the community and which will enable people to make a difference to our environment today – and long into the future.
On-line Public meeting:
Tuesday 20 April, 7:00pm
Zoom joining link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87366826977?pwd=eUxpTGNvMXpvWFFTWFhhTzNuQTYrdz09
Meeting ID: 873 6682 6977
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Who is invited?
The meeting is also open to everyone who lives or works in our parish and so all organisations, businesses, societies, Church, Primary School and Pre-School are invited to send a representative. Please let your members know!
We believe this is an important campaign that could benefit us all – individuals, families, organisations, businesses and the community as a whole. We would be delighted to see you or a representative of your organisation on the 20th of April, at 7.00pm for a meeting lasting no more than 1 hour. Cllr Ian Corbett will be leading this public meeting.
There are many recreational, sporting and social groups within the village that welcome new members. Please get in touch with the contact person listed