Adur Voluntary Action

A member of the Adur and Worthing communities

About Adur Voluntary Action

Adur Voluntary Action (AVA) is an independent movement of voluntary, community and charitable groups and a registered charity founded in 1959. Our members work co-operatively to support one another in mutual aid, self-help, and the building of warm, trusting networks of activity.

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Adur Community Network 22 November

Posted on behalf of Adur Churches Forum
The next Adur Community Network will be Wednesday 22nd November at the Shoreham Centre, taking the form of a presentation about issues of poverty in Adur, and discussion around a planned poverty hearing , and possible formation of an Adur Poverty Forum.

This will be a joint meeting with Adur Churches Network
22 Nov 2017 at 10:00am
until 22 Nov 2017 at 1:00pm
The Old School House
Ham Road

Lies, damned lies and statistics


Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP

Foreign Secretary

Foreign and Commonwealth Office King Charles Street



Dear Foreign Secretary,

17 September 2017

I am surprised and disappointed that you have chosen to repeat the figure of £350 million per week, in connection with the amount that might be available for extra public spending when we leave the European Union.

This confuses gross and net contributions. It also assumes that payments currently made to the UK by the EU, including for example for the support of agriculture and scientific research, will not be paid by the UK government when we leave.

It is a clear misuse of official statistics.

Yours sincerely

Sir David Norgrove

Chair, UK Statistics Authority


Really, for how much longer can the voluntary sector blank itself off from engagement with this kind of issue? Is "civil society" a part of the UK community, and concerned about promotion of truthful dialogue, or not? Do we have the real interests of our local people and communities - all of them - at heart, or not?

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Sompting Big Local

£21,962 full-time 37 hrs p.w.

5 percent pension contribution

Sompting Big Local are seeking a Community Development Officer. The postholder will support Sompting residents in organizing and working together to identify their own needs and aspirations, and to take joint action to improve the quality of their lives, also working to influence decisions which affect their community.

This is a challenging post which requires an understanding of and passion for the values which underly all Big Local projects funded by the Local Trust, as well as close familiarity with the Federation for Community Development Learning's National Occupational Standards for Community Development (

The Community Development Officer will be employed by AVA (Adur Voluntary Action), which is recognized by the Local Trust as locally trusted organization for Sompting Big Local. They will be accountable to the SBL Co-ordinator, working closely with SBL and AVA staff and volunteers.

The post is offered from the date of appointment until 31 March 2020. Further details available from: Emma Crowter, SBL Co-ordinator, email: phone: 01903

Closing date: 30 September 2017

New NHS Alliance

New NHS Alliance Newsletter August/September 2017

A monthly digest of actions to address inequalities

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Co-ops Collaborating for a Sustainable Future

2017 Conference

Co-ops Collaborating for a Sustainable Future

Thursday 12th October - Brighton

We've had a good initial response to our conference invitation but thought we'd remind you now that the holiday season is over.

Our 2017 conference will be an energetic and participatory event. We'll have a panel of experts in their field who will showcase how they are collaborating in their sectors and Retrofit Works; BHESco, Infinity Foods and Sail Boat Project have already confirmed they'll be joining us. A programme will be issued shortly.

At Co-operatives South East we invest a lot of time and energy into our events to bring co-operatives together across the South East. This event will:

be fun and participatory

offer a great opportunity to network with other co-operators and share experiences

enable you to improve your co-op's impact and sustainability

focus on opportunities to develop new trading streams and reduce operating costs

show you how other co-ops are embracing sustainability

enable you to share your experiences and needs

strengthen the connections we have with the rest of the co-operative movement.

On top of all that the event is free to attend and lunch will be provided too!

So what are you waiting for? Register today

Kathy O’Keeffe

Business & Communications Manager

Co-operatives South East

Telephone: 01452 840647



Pirate Walk

Pirate Walk

Co-op wellbeing workshop Shoreham

‘Co-op Wellbeing workshop’ at the Ropetackle Centre, Shoreham on Monday 18th September at 1.30- 3.30.

The workshop will explore what matters to people in terms of wellbeing – the things that help people to feel healthy, happy and strong. As well as looking at individual wellbeing, we’re also exploring community wellbeing – what are the things in Shoreham that help people to feel connected and positive, and the things that don’t.

Please see the flyer attached for more information.

You can register your attendance here:

As a thank you for your time, all attendees will receive a £20 Co-Op voucher.

We very much hope you will be able to join us. Please share this invitation with others in Shoreham-by-sea.

Kind regards,


Nilufa Jahan

Executive Assistant

+44 20 8821 2842 direct

+447919 173050 mobile

+44 20 8980 6263 switchboard

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Shoreham Society

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