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Credit Union

Clive Henly, who is Chairman, Wiltshire and Swindon Credit Union, will explain what a credit union is. How credit unions are organised in Wiltshire and will illustrate their work with some local anonymous case studies?

 

Minutes:

This item was cancelled as the speaker was unable to attend.

 

The CEM used this time to present information on the National Armed Forces Day (NAFD) due to take place in Salisbury 28th – 30th June 2019.

 

NAFD was a three-day programme, comprising of an Armed Forces family event, a community day with a parade and air show and a veterans and young person’s day. The event was likely to attract over 250,000 people over the three days.

 

Schedule of events over the three days are:

 

Friday 28 June – Armed forces personnel and family event 

        Children’s activities and entertainment

        Barbecue – celebrity chef

        Live entertainment – concert

        Gala dinner

 

Saturday 29 June – Community day 

        VVIPs in attendance

         Armed forces parade, air show, fly past

         Arenas, marquees and exhibitors, military village

        Shows, activities and displays

        Handover of NAFD flag

 

Sunday 30 June -  Veterans’ and youth day

        Live entertainment

        Afternoon tea for invited veterans

        World record breaking attempt to create the largest human poppy

        Commemoration service

        Fly past

        Wartime singalong finale

 

Wiltshire Council would be supporting the initiative to promote and set up a range of activities outside of the event.

 

There would be an opportunity for all Wiltshire community areas to be involved, with three creative projects aimed to encourage all 18 areas to take part in NAFD 2019. The Council wants to break a record and deliver a legacy through these community projects.

 

The creative projects were;

1.     A social media photograph campaign -  to encourage people to take photos reflecting what the armed forces mean to them. Post on social media sites – Twitter, Instagram & FB using #SalisburyNAFD and their local hashtag, eg, #Devizes. 18 images would be chosen and included in a collage to be displayed at the event.

2.     Community art tapestry project - An artistic lead, commissioned by Wiltshire Council, will work with community groups in each of the 18 areas to create a tapestry/artwork/collage. The tapestries will be joined together to create one larger framed piece which would be displayed at the event. This lasting legacy piece would then be displayed across the county.

3.     Largest human poppy world record attempt - Aim to bring together more than 4,000 people from across Wiltshire to take part in an attempt on Sunday 30 June at Hudson’s Field to create the largest human poppy using coloured biodegradable ponchos. Could involve transport from each area to ensure the event is inclusive, and encourage veterans/cadets and young people.

 

Area Boards would be asked to allocate some funds to support local projects.

 

The Board would be working with the CEM on finding ways to develop this project in the Southern Area, working on the three individual threads. We will build as we move forward, we have plenty of time to develop a project.

 

The Chairman added that the board would put together a briefing paper to explain what the communities would be invited to donate. Salisbury had done a wonderful job in securing this event, it is a huge achievement. The Council has been working to line up some well-known names.

 

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