Consultation Hope Fields

Rotherham Together will culminate in March 2020 with the opening of a memorial garden at Thrybergh Country Park – Hope Fields. Hope Fields will create a dedicated place for people to pay their respects to those who have passed, to remember the keyworkers,

 

 

In July 2020 Rotherham Council commissioned Rotherham Together, a monthly programme of activities exploring the themes of Joy, Hope and Gratitude providing:

  • opportunities for communities to safely come together throughout a changing environment of lockdowns;
  • support for vulnerable communities who may continue to shield, be experience anxiety or grief;
  • an opportunity to thank our residents, communities, volunteers and key workers

 

The programme includes a range of activities that aim to enable residents to rebuild their communities, inspire confidence in slowly and safely reconnecting with each other and support those who are suffering from grief and anxiety.

 

The programme began in September 2020 and has already delivered more than 50 individual activities reaching and combined audience in excess of 200,000 people across the borough and beyond. To date Rotherham Together has included: a huge a land art mural at Clifton Park; a series of online discussions led by Black women from Rotherham with the Women of the World who inspire them; a large scale projection of Light & Hope at Rotherham Minster; virtual talks and tours of some of the borough’s most loved venues; Library StoryTime sessions; an alternative pantomime in the wild and a series of small, targeted and community-led programmes to support people to lead active lifestyles under the banner of No Leotard Necessary.

 

Rotherham Together will culminate in March 2020 with the opening of a memorial garden at Thrybergh Country Park – Hope Fields. Hope Fields will create a dedicated place for people to pay their respects to those who have passed, to remember the keyworkers, front line staff, volunteers and emergency services who worked through the Pandemic and create a space for wellbeing where people can recover from the trauma of the previous 12 months.

 

Myself and Leanne Buchan (Head of Creative Programming) would like to meet with communities across Rotherham to share the draft plans (attached), gather feedback on the proposed design and share opportunities for community engagement and volunteering as part of the project.

 

We have arranged a number of virtual drop-in session via Microsoft Teams on the following dates:

  • 13th January 2pm – 4pm
  • 19th January 2pm – 4pm
  • 27th January 2pm – 4pm
  • 29th January 9am – 12pm

Please let us know if you would like to attend one of these sessions and we will share the link. Please also share this link with your networks as we would like to speak to as many different groups as possible.

 

If you are unable to attend any of these dates but would like to find out more then please get in touch and we can arrange for an alternative.

 

Best wishes

Rachel

Rachel Stothard
Commercial Manager

Commercial Services

Culture, Sport and Tourism  
Regeneration and Environment
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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