The Community First Panel

What is the Panel ?

A group of 8 local people with a variety range of local knowledge and relevant skills who are passionate about the ward that they live in. They meet on a regular basis as a group to consider funding applications that are submitted to them for Community First funding. They consider these applications against the agreed local priorities and where relevant send them onto the Community Development Foundation for approval. They can also seek to invite bids from relevant groups etc. again to meet these community priorities

Members of the Panel

Paul – (the Chair) lives within the ward, has a background within the medical profession, and is passionate about the area


Andrew – is a local ward councillor and is passionate about the area, sitting on a number of sitting on numerous community groups within the ward

Brenda – lives within the ward and is secretarial/organisational support for several local community groups within the ward

Tom – lives within the ward, has a background in education and is a keen gardener

Jo – plays a major role in the Toddlers group, and is passionate about sustaining the church hall as a resource for the local community

Pat – lives within the ward and is passionate about supporting local activities and facilities within the ward

Patrick – lives within the ward and is a coordinator for the local Neighbourhood Watch and member of other community groups within the ward

Bill – lives within the ward, and sits on numerous community groups within the ward including those at the church


Applications for Community First funding are made to the Panel.

Information about applications is here and contact information is here.

Details of when and where the Community First panel meets are here.

Minutes and other papers arising from meetings of the panel are all available online here.

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