Wokingham Borough Covid-19 Community Legacy Project

Wokingham Borough Council are launching a Covid-19 Community Legacy Project to capture life in the borough during the pandemic
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The aim of the project is to provide a platform for residents to share their experiences, in various creative ways, of living through the uncertainty since March 2020.

The pandemic has been a very stressful and traumatic time for the whole nation, particularly those who have lost loved ones. But the sense of community spirit has been strong, and some have been able to make positives out of a very dire period. For this reason, a new and movable community display is set to launch in the borough, celebrating the good things that have happened during the pandemic.

People who live, work and study in Wokingham borough are encouraged to get involved by contributing sentiments, images, and creative content to the display. We’re keen to hear how people stuck together while being apart, any new hobbies and skills learnt, how people got through, and any other anecdotes they wish to share. It’s a chance for you to get creative with your family and friends and contribute to the display that will be showcased at libraries and community centres in the borough, the participating spaces are:

 

  • Wokingham Library
  • Woodley Library
  • Lower Earley Library
  • Acorn Community Centre

Contributed materials including photos and statements can be emailed to CEM@wokingham.go.uk with the subject line: Covid Community Legacy Project. Alternatively, physical contributions can be dropped off at the above library locations and left with reception staff. Contributions will be collated and placed on a movable display board. Once all contributions have been received, the project will be showcased across libraries and community centres on a two-week rotation.

 

The display will also be uploaded onto the council’s website, publicised across social media, and archived for future use by researchers and those alike. Please submit items you are willing to volunteer, as the actual items will be used. Alternatively, you can photocopy or scan images, creative works and written notes and submit these too.

 

Prompt cards will also be available at all four locations for residents to fill out their sentiments and provide a relevant submission. These will then be added to the movable display. The Covid Community Legacy Project will go down in history, so the community is urged to submit materials and be a part of it. 

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