Carly Meagher

I joined bpha in 2008, working in our new developments in Cambridge. I am extremely proud to have worked with some incredible communities and people who, with a little bit of support, have achieved some wonderful examples of community cohesion.

I work with the local community to help provide opportunities that enable confidence to grow, voices to be heard and skills to develop; and deliver realistic and lasting community solutions that encourage people to get involved and make a difference.

Some examples of my work within our Cambridge communities include ‘Able to be Independent'(a support group aimed at residents with disabilities), helping to form a Community Council for Orchard Park and working with locally formed groups to take residents on lower incomes away on day trips that they would not be able to afford.

I have also worked alongside the local Young Peoples Worker to set up a youth group for 11-19 year olds.

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Kim Burrows

My role is based around working with residents to create neighbourhoods they are proud to live in; where people feel they belong, are safe, and are considerate towards their neighbours. I like to talk to people and listen to their ideas or concerns.

My role is to encourage, residents to get involved in the area they live. I use three simple questions to find out how people feel: What is good about your neighbourhood? What is not so good? What could make it better? This feedback enables us to work with residents and other organisations, and it’s a great feeling to create opportunities for change and see a group of people come together to support a common aim.

Projects I have been involved in include working with Ground Works and the Green Doctor to install energy efficient measures to help residents make their money go further, and “Reclaim our Garden” where I worked with residents to apply for funding to erect fencing (which we celebrated with a tea party with scones!)

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Jim Playle

I have worked for bpha Limited as a Community Development Officer since 2002. During this time I have identified opportunities and actions to bring about positive change and improvement, increased resident participation in decision-making processes, and promoted the sustainability of community-led groups.

I have developed effective working relationships with many partner agencies, enabling me to deliver lasting improvements within the local community, and gained great experience of working with residents to create effective community groups.

A few of the notable projects I have been involved with include Offa Road Multi-Use Games Area Renovation, Milburn Road Art Project and Hockliffe Road Community Garden.

I have also led numerous environmental clean-up activities aimed at keeping neighbourhoods tidy.

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