Community Matters


About the project:

We learned from Covid-19 how communities can support each other in a crisis. From our experience as a CVS we also know that ordinary people getting involved in their community in small ways can make a big difference to people lives and the places where they live.

This project takes an approach to community development which is asset based; finding out what’s strong as well as the challenges individuals and groups are facing within their communities. We listen, we connect people and groups with information, other people or funding/resources that can help, and then support them further if they need it.

About our team:

We are a small team of Community Development Workers who have skills and knowledge gained through many years working with people taking action on things they care about in their communities….people like you.

Anja Kroening-Maynard covers themes of food and cost of living across the district –

Elaine Musgrave covers Newton Abbot and Dartmouth and surrounding villages. She also works on the themes of mental health and families across the Teignbridge district –

Sarah Kersey covers Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Bovey Tracey and surrounding moorland villages. She also works on the themes of transport and community owned shop across the Teignbridge district –

Make contact with the team if you have something you want to tell us about your local area which you would like help doing something about.