Local residents encouraged to attend public engagements and have their say on their town, in partnership with Selby District Council

Social Vision is a York-based social enterprise, who is working in partnership with Selby District Council to understand what events and activities residents would like to see in their towns – making them better places to live, work, play and visit.

Local artist Justin Grasty will showcase an interactive, creative exhibition in Tadcaster, Selby and Sherburn – inviting members of the public to use art to express their views and suggest ideas. There will also be engagements with local community groups, including those hardest to reach, to ensure all residents have the opportunity and confidence to stand up and have their voice heard when it comes to making changes in their local community.

Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be taking the conversation to the community with our team running interactive workshops and conducting comfortable interviews that represent the margins of the community. What do you want to see happening in your town? Make sure you’re following our social channels to keep up to date with where we will be based across Selby, Tadcaster and Sherburn:

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For those who can’t make it in-person due to various restrictions, you can fill in our online survey and submit your thoughts anonymously here: https://social-vision.org.uk/social-sofa-dec21/

Joe Gardham, Founder, Social Vision says:

“Social Vision is all about empowering local communities and unearthing what really matters when it comes to social impact, and with this project we are really excited to be working with local groups to increase the strength and resilience in the towns by asking, listening and designing activities that will reinvigorate the town centres of Selby, Sherburn and Tadcaster.”

Selby District Councillor David Buckle, Lead Executive Member for Communities and Economic Development, said:

“Working with Social Vision to engage with residents, will help us to understand what people would like to see in our local town centres.

“Selby, Sherburn, and Tadcaster are unique and historic towns within our district. This project will open many opportunities for the three towns, especially in stage two when the events and activities start.

“I encourage all residents to get involved in the upcoming conversations and share their views.”

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the Government’s Welcome Back Fund.