On Monday September 30th 2019, the Christian ministry ‘Redeeming our Communities’ brings its ‘ROC Conversation’ to the AJ Bell Stadium in Eccles.
Anyone who lives or works or voluteers in Irlam, Cadishead or Eccles is invited to join a conversation, to discuss ways of working together for the good of your community. Churches and faith-based groups will join with the police, fire and ambulance services, the local council and others to seek to work together to make the local area a better place.
ROC Executive Director Debra Green says the Salford based event has already gained strong support from civic leaders including the High Sheriff and Salford Police. Local churches in the region are now encouraged to add their support to the gathering.
ROC’s vision statement is to empower ‘people of goodwill working together for safer, stronger communities’.
ROC works with public services, statutory authorities, schools, businesses, community organisations and churches – people who agree that communities are important and that we can all play our part. The common vision enables them to look beyond their differences and pool their energies and resources making local communities stronger, more cohesive and resilient.
ROC believes that working together saves time and money and makes for more effective results. The ROC Conversation engagement events have brought people together to talk about community needs and agree what else can be achieved. After the Conversation an Action Group starts which gets new projects off the ground quickly and cost effectively.
The ROC Conversation for Irlam, Cadishead and Eccles is being held on Monday September 30th, from 7pm to 9pm at the A J Bell Stadium, Barton-upon-Irwell. To register go to www.roc.uk.com/ICE or call 0161 393 4511.