An Engagement Journey through Redditch

As the Community Engagement Manager for Reimagine Redditch, I’ve had the privilege of diving deep into the heartbeat of our town over the past few months. Redditch isn’t just the place I work; it’s my home, and it’s been an incredible journey getting to know its diverse communities on a deeper level.

One of the most inspiring aspects of my role has been witnessing the creativity and passion that exists within our town. From bustling neighbourhoods to quiet corners, every part of Redditch has its own unique story to tell, and I’ve been fortunate to be a part of uncovering these narratives.

Now, as our co-creation projects begin to roll out, I can’t help but feel a surge of excitement. These initiatives aren’t just ideas dreamed up in a boardroom; they’re born from the collective imagination of our community. From the initial spark of inspiration to the final brushstroke, our projects have been shaped by the voices and visions of the people who call Redditch home. From Colours of Redditch to Have a Go to Planting Healthy Minds, I see a Redditch that will transform with colour and creativity.

None of this would be possible without the dedication of our Reimagine Reachers. They are more than just passionate volunteers (you’ll find out more about them in the coming weeks). They are instrumental in bridging the gap between our team and the neighbourhoods we serve. Their passion and commitment have helped to shape our programme in ways we never could have imagined.

At the heart of Reimagine Redditch is a simple yet powerful idea: that creativity has the power to transform lives. Through our projects, we aim to not only beautify our town but also to foster a sense of wellbeing and connection within our community. Whether it’s through a vibrant mural or a community mosaic, we believe that creativity has the ability to inspire, uplift, and unite us all.

As we look to the future, I’m filled with optimism for what lies ahead. Together, we have the opportunity to transform Redditch into a more cultural and vibrant place, where imagination is woven into the fabric of everyday life. But we can’t do it alone.

If you’re passionate about our town and eager to get involved, let’s meet and talk. We could grab a coffee and chat about how you can be a part of this exciting journey. You could also sign up to our newsletter to find out more about our projects and to be the first to learn about activities and events in your community. Together, we can unlock the full potential of Redditch and establish a community where imagination knows no bounds. Let’s create.

By Calvin Tasker, Community Engagement Manager, Reimagine Redditch