Adur's communities, working together


Be part of  AVA's crafting of our shared and creative future

AVA is looking closely at ways in which we can strengthen our dialogue and relationships with local people and groups. This will mean that our Volunteer Centre will be maintaining contact with everyone who approaches us as a potential volunteer, either with AVA or any other local organisation. We are interested in whether our support helps you, whether you find a rewarding role, and any other help we can offer. We are talking dialogue, not a one-off encounter. 

AVA will also be keeping in more frequent touch with organisations who register with our volunteer centre and who wish to recruit volunteers to help in their work. We want to know if we can work together more closely to support ourselves and our volunteers, by provision of training, learning opportunities, mentoring or other forms of mutual aid.

We are also extending our local outreach centres right across Adur, offering local contact points for potential volunteers, members of the public and voluntary organisations which span Adur from Sompting to Fishersgate. The Shoreham and Lancing outreach points are run directly by AVA's own staff and volunteers, whilst the outreach point in Sompting is operated by Sompting Big Local, whose objectives are very similar to those of AVA, and whose team will be able to refer issues to AVA whenever appropriate. We are also planning a presence in Fishersgate very shortly.

So in three key ways AVA is moving closer to local people, local organisations and local issues. Call in and talk with us, share your skills and benefit from the wide pool of experience available within Adur's communities. Help AVA work with you, and in turn, please do all you can to promote and support AVA.

We look forward to discussing this with you and your organisation,  but meanwhile please feel free to contact Adrian Barritt, Keri Hamblin, Karen Lewis or Sarah Leeding at AVA.


Adrian Barritt 

Forthcoming AVA events 

Adur i-pad club Wednesday 8 October 10-12 Old School House and every other week same day

Annual General Meeting 12.30 31 October 2014; illustrated talk on the past and future of Shoreham Fort

Adur Community Network November  20th meeting  12.30 Old School House talk by Margaret Guest," Don't Cut Us Out" 

Adur Community Network January 22nd  meeting  12.30 Old School House speaker Martin Ladbrook on Charity Insurance.

Adur Community Network Mar ch 26th meeting 12.30 Old School House speaker Graham McKindy, Lottery Heritage Fund

Adur Access & Mobility Group October 31st, November 28th, Members' Room, Lancing Civic Centre, 10.30am

Waves Ahead annual conference Thursday Nov 6th evening details from AVA


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