Age Friendly Banbury has appointed a dedicated co-ordinator, Bee Myson, who will work with the local community to drive forward local priorities across a network of businesses, charities and volunteers.
Age Friendly Banbury is a partnership between local organisations with an interest in making Banbury an age-friendly town. It brings together older people; community leaders, local charities, businesses, and local councils (Banbury Town, Cherwell and South Northants Districts and Oxfordshire County).
A collaborative event with a rich programme of talks, workshops and stands. Age Friendly Banbury will be in attendance. There will be nearly 20 workshops, organised under five themes: Bringing People Together Getting Creative Including Everyone Improving Wellbeing Getting Going OCF will chair the afternoon and host a joint workshop: “Rebooting our mindsets; re-imagining our…Details
Banbury as an Age Friendly Town assumes that we all work together and do our best to ensure that Banbury is indeed a place where every older person matters. To ensure we continue harnessing our efforts and collective ambition to achieve this, we would very much like you to join us on 2nd April between…Details
On Monday, OCF hosted a celebration at The Mill Arts Centre, bringing together local people from across the business, public and charitable sectors to share progress made by the Age Friendly Banbury partnership.
“We need even pavements and better transport”: Age Friendly Banbury survey results reveal priorities
61% raised concerns about accessibility in the town centre, whilst whilst 57% gave public transport a negative score. Community support and health services and civic participation were also major themes.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership is collecting feedback from local people about what it is like to grow old in the town. The consultation results will be used to create a proposal for some tangible initiatives to make Banbury more age friendly, with significant funding on the table.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership has just learnt it has not been successful in bidding for Phase 2 funding from the DCMS and Big Lottery Place Based Social Action programme. Nonetheless, partners remain determined to continue the positive steps started.
On Wednesday over 100 people attended the launch of the new Age Friendly Banbury partnership at Banbury Town Hall. They were invited to share their views and ideas about what the town is like as a place to grow old – and gave overwhelming support for the project.
OCF is at the heart of a new Banbury partnership that has received seed funding from the Placed Based Social Action programme, initiated by the Big Lottery Fund and Department of Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).