FREE TRAINING IN WEST BERKSHIRE: Essential Life Saving Skills

Thursday 30th January 2020 @ 7pm, Hermitage Village Hall. Link to booking form: https://ccberks.wufoo.com/forms/emergency-life-support-defib-hermitage/

Thursday 20th February 2020 @ 7pm, Brimpton Village Hall. Link to booking form: https://ccberks.wufoo.com/forms/emergency-life-support-defib-brimpton-vh/

This training is FREE to attend and provided by Heartstart Thatcham but places are limited and must be BOOKED. This training is supported by West Berkshire Council Adult Community Learning team & Gerald Palmer Eling Trust.

The Emergency Life training will cover:

  • Essential lifesaving skills that you can use in an emergency situation to save and prolong lives in your community
  • Priorities/the conscious casualty
  • Choking
  • The unconscious casualty
  • Serious bleeding
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Automated External Defibrillator
  • Suspected heart attack
  • ELS Certificate

Environmental Impact Conference successful at helping community buildings in Berkshire to become more Eco friendly.

On Thursday 7th November almost 40 individuals representing community buildings & businesses and village halls from across Berkshire came together to look at ways in which they might improve their buildingse to become greener and environmentally friendly.

The conference immediately followed CCB’s 2019 AGM and guests were welcomed by the chance to grab a refreshment before Jacky Akam, from Thatcham & Newbury zero waste and plastic free group, kicked things off with her talk on what Village Halls can do to reduce their environmental impact.

There followed presentations and discussion driven by Kate Meads, our Community Buildings Advisor, on funding opportunities to support a greener vision as well as an environmental audit tool. We were also lucky enough to have Mike from Utility Aid focusing on Reducing Energy costs, Steve from Stanhope Wilkinson Associates looking at Environmental Impact & Sustainability and Anton from Heatsave examining Energy Management Systems.

Delegates then were invited to use the network opportunity to discuss ideas and options further whilst enjoying a yummy home made lunch (thanks Kate)

CCB would like to thank Englefield Charitable Trust and West Berkshire Adult Community Learning team for supporting this exciting and new training opportunity. Feedback from the conference was excellent with one delegate commenting: “I really enjoyed the very practical ideas for making environmental improvements. The audit tool Kate produced will be very useful and we will use it to make improvements in our community building.”


FREE Emergency Life Saving Skills taking place in Hermitage

Thursday 30th January 2020 @Hermitage Village Hall, 7pm – 9.30pm

This training is FREE to attend and provided by Heartstart Thatcham but places are limited and must be BOOKED. This training is supported by West Berkshire Council Adult Community Learning team.

The Emergency Life training will cover Essential life saving skills that you can use in an emergency situation to save and prolong lives in your community:
Priorities/the conscious casualty Choking
The unconscious casualty Serious bleeding
Cardiac arrest Automated External Defibrillator
Suspected heart attack ELS Certificate

To book on please copy and past this URL: https://ccberks.wufoo.com/forms/zf1vnd0d7wt95/


NEW TRAINING TOPIC COMES TO BERKSHIRE! Listening Skills for Community Organising, 22.11.19

What is ‘Community Organising’?

When communities work together, the possibilities for positive change are endless. Community organising is the work of bringing people together to take action around their common concerns and overcome social injustice. Community organisers reach out and listen, connect and motivate people to build their collective power. When people are organised, communities get heard and power begins to shift creating real change for good

This interactive, quality-assured course will help you to develop the skills and confidence to start listening to people to build relationships and activate people as part of a community organising strategy. Listening to people is the foundation of community organising because it builds trust and relationships, uncovers issues and is an essential starting point for bringing people together to share stories, ideas and action.

The course is taking place on Friday 22nd November from 9.30am – 5pm at Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Berkshire, RG7 2BE. To reserve your place please click here:

https://ccberks.wufoo.com/forms/listening-skills-for-community-organising/

This interactive, quality-assured community organising course you will build on your knowledge and explore:

  • ‘relational’ listening and its importance in community organising
  • How to plan a listening campaign to kick-start your organising work
  • Practical listening tools you can use to engage people, build relationships and find leaders
  • How asking powerful questions helps people to tell their stories
  • How community organisers reflect to improve their work

“The listening exercise made me reflect on how I have been listening to others and sometimes not hearing them.”

People that have attended Community Organisers Ltd courses have gone on to achieve great things and make a real difference to their community. To read some case studies and get a better idea of what YOU could help achieve please click here: https://www.corganisers.org.uk/what-is-community-organising/stories/


Help change the future, come to our Environmental Impact Conference

Are you involved with running a community building? Perhaps you’re on the committee of your Village Hall? Or do you run a community shop or pub? Do you help run and maintain your church or place of worship? If yes then this is the conference for YOU!

Come along to CCB’s Environmental Impact Conference on Thursday 7th November (immediately following our AGM) at 10.15am at Beech Hill Memorial Hall.

This event will be a perfect place and space for you to consider how your Community Building or Village Hall impacts on the local environment and what you and your community can do to improve things.

From simple local solutions to more forward thinking planning, there is something that everyone can do to help reduce the negative impacts that our facilities have on the environment and plenty of steps we can take to enhance it too.

Join us for a morning of information, discussion and networking. The conference will cover:

  • Speakers – Utility Aid, Heat Save, SWA (Architects) & more TBC
  • Simple, easy actions for community buildings
  • Energy efficiency / heat saving
  • Funding
  • Building with environmental consideration
  • Environmental audit tool

Refreshments will be provided. FREE to CCB Members and CBAS Members and £10 to non-members. This training is supported by West Berkshire Council Adult Community Learning and Englefield Charitable Trust. PLACES MUST BE BOOKED: Please click on this link to book a place: