Waterloo Community Development Group

Waterloo Community Development Group

At a glance

Causes

  • Campaigning

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

(a) For the  promotion of  the public  benefit  of urban regeneration in an area of social and economic deprivation and in particular in Waterloo and adjoining areas (“the area of benefit”) by all or any of the following means:-

  1. the relief of poverty
  2. the relief of unemployment
  3. the provision of recreational facilities and facilities for other leisure-time occupations for the public  at large or those who by reason of their youth,  age, infirmity or disablement, poverty or social or economic circumstances have need of such facilities
  4. the promotion of good health
  5. the protection, conservation and improvement of the environment and the preservation of buildings of historical or architectural importance
  6. the promotion of public safety and the prevention of crime
  7. the advancement of education and training with reference to urban planning, urban transport and the protection, conservation and improvement of the environment
  8. the creation of training and employment opportunities by the provision of works, space, buildings and/or land for use on favourable terms
  9. such other means as may from time to time be determined subject to prior written consent of the Charity Commission.

(b) To develop the capacity and skills of the members of the community in the area of benefit in such a way that they are better able to identify and help meet their needs and to participate more fully in society.

Activities

WCDG promotes community involvement in improving the places and spaces of value for the benefit of all.  We empower people to positively engage with the design of their environment; aesthetically, practically, socially and economically.  Our aim is to develop individual ownership and collective responsibility of local environments. WCDG has evidenced that this deters crime and anti-social behaviour, reduces littering, graffiti, etc.

Through general meetings and events, which are open to everyone, we bring together people who might not otherwise meet. Through a shared interest in the improvement of their local environment they can build social networks. 

We encourage full consultation on proposed changes to local spaces to ensure the proposals meet local needs 

WCDG exists to ‘hear’ and then represent our community in the development of shared local spaces. We have been an advocate for the community for 50 years, registering as a charity in 2006.

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