It's something we've all heard people say a thousand times, that's there's nothing for kids to do in Whitwell.
They're bored. They've got nowhere to go
They're always hanging round on corners or outside shops
Who's to blame?
We all are! There never will be anything for them to do unless more people are willing to help give them something to do. As with any village there are a core group of people in Whitwell who seem to be involved in everything and unfortunately they can only be in one place at a time.
Whitwell Needs You
It needs you, it needs your friends and it needs your family. Whitwell needs everyone to give a little back. If everyone gave a little then a lot more would get done and there would be a lot more for everyone to do in the village, most importantly for the children of our community.
We all are. The people who run the drama/sports/other club that your children go to, they are busy people as well. They have families, full time jobs/run their own business(es), they're in full time education, or caring for a relative, or any combination of. They still find the time.
I don't have any experience!
Neither did the people who currently run all the various groups and events in the village when they started out, everyone has to start somewhere.
I can't commit time every week!
For a lot of groups that won't be an issue as long as they know in advance when you aren't available to help.
People Make Communities
People are what makes a community work. Every one of us can make a difference if we choose to. If we choose not to then we shouldn't be surprised if everyone else does the same and nothing gets done.
Clubs and groups will close and new projects won't get built unless people choose to get involved, without volunteers eventually there won't be a Youth Club, there won't be Junior Players, <a.n.other group>. Without community involvement there won't be new facilities in Whitwell – no one will give funding to groups that can't show people want a particular project/facility and that there are people to help make the project happen.
Please help Whitwell. Find out what groups need volunteers, even if you can only spare a couple of hours per month it can help. If you get a questionnaire about facilities etc. in Whitwell then please fill it in, don't just bin it and complain when nothing changes. Whitwell needs you.