Website Launch

Today we launched our new website website and Facebook page at the Info Bar in Bury St Edmunds! Phoenix Rising Directors were joined by Kate Evans (Manager at Leading Lives), staff from Leading Lives, Deborah Charles (Community Safety Co-Ordinator, Suffolk Hate Crime) and past students! Everyone had a great time and the cakes were delicious!

We had a fantastic response to our new website and you can see the photos of the launch in our gallery!

 

 

Love Your Vote Day

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Parliamentary Outreach team were unable to attend and the day was re-organized and the
Love your Vote workshops were run by Ria Towill and Adrian Figg from Phoenix Rising and Kate Evans from Leading Lives to enable people to find out about the importance of voting and politics on their day to day lives. A call went out and the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, local councillor, Deborah Charles Community Safety Coordinator and Chewy from ACE came to the rescue, 50 plus students including Info- bar customers attended the morning and afternoon sessions.

Deputy Mayor and Councillor Patrick Chung spoke about his job, how he became a councillor and what this meant to him. He also answered questions about his job and issues that concerned Phoenix Rising students and Info-Bar Customers
Deputy Mayor and Councillor Patrick Chung
spoke about his job, how he became a
councillor and what this meant to him. He also
answered questions about his job and issues
that concerned Phoenix Rising students and
Info-Bar Customers

The Deputy Mayor had a very positive reception and a number of challenging questions like “Why can we not use our bus before 9.30am” and “do you get paid for being a councillor”

Everyone the morning session was actively involved with questions to Beccy
Everyone the morning session was actively involved with questions to Beccy
A panel made up of The Mayor, Deborah Charles and Chewy made the final decision on which of the projects form the afternoon groups would get the £1000. This being the development of Abbey Gardens as this would be accessible by the whole community and bring money into the area which could be used for further projects
A panel made up of The Mayor, Deborah Charles and Chewy made the final decision on which of the projects form the afternoon groups would get the £1000. This being the development of Abbey Gardens as this would be accessible by the whole community and bring money into the area which could be used for further projects
The students and customers were so motivated by the speakers that the discussions carried on during the breaks
The students and customers were so motivated by the speakers that the discussions carried on during the breaks
Partnership working at its best, Deborah Charles, Chewy, The Mayor Robert Everitt, Kate Evans and Ria Towill who brought together a positive day and Phoenix Rising is supported and funded to deliver the citizenship course by Realise Futures which enables us to empower people to have a voice in their community.
Partnership working at its best, Deborah Charles, Chewy, The Mayor Robert Everitt, Kate Evans and Ria Towill who brought together a positive day and Phoenix Rising is supported and funded to deliver the citizenship course by Realise Futures which enables us to empower people to have a voice in their community.