New community worker welcomed by Abbotswood Action Group

June 30 2015

A CAMPAIGN group has appointed a new community development worker to help improve the Abbotswood area of Yate.

A CAMPAIGN group has appointed a new community development worker to help improve the Abbotswood area of Yate.
Rob Elliott will be in post for the next three years as a result of a Yate priority neighbourhood grant being secured by the Abbotswood Action Group.
A former children’s worker and youth worker, Rob has previously been involved with community groups in London and Oxfordshire.
He will now work alongside the Abbotswood team, including volunteers who came forward as the result of a community plan being published for the area.
Mary Wright, chairwoman of the action group, said: “Rob brings with him great enthusiasm for the outdoors, growing and gardening.
“The action group is delighted to make this announcement and is looking forward to working with Rob.”
She said Rob wanted people to realise their fullest potential and ambitions, especially when it came to being involved in activities through a love of their locality.
Mary said: “Rob is looking forward to meeting everyone over time. He is keen to hear ideas and suggestions and especially to chat with anyone who would like to help turn ideas and priorities from residents into real solutions for the Abbotswood area.”
Rob will mainly be in Abbotswood on Thursdays and Fridays but he can also be contacted by email at community.aag@gmail.com
The Abbotswood community plan was produced as a result of a questionnaire being distributed to more than 2,000 residents in the area.
The purchase of some open space at the Abbotswood shopping centre by Yate Town Council will also give the action group greater freedom to make improvements.