HOPE not hate tote bag
The meetings have gained strength post-referendum as people begin to realise how fractured and fractious our country actually is. The idea is to work out ways in which to bring the community together, start small and build up, and come out with workable plans to take forward.
It was very well attended - the organiser hadn't set out enough chairs and tables, so there was a bit of a scramble to reset as people squeezed through the doors. There was a real mix of people as well, from a recent graduate, all the way up to a couple of ladies from a nearby sheltered accommodation. And you know what, we all had More In Common than you'd initially suppose!
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There were some lovely suggestions, everyone was very passionate and proactive, and through the power of social media, we will be able to stay in touch, and to put the ideas into action.