Published Friday 25 September 2015 at 10:28
The leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council will unveil plans to build an army of volunteers at a special conference next week.
Councillor Mohammed Khan will tell the invited audience the next steps of the Your Call campaign and make a call to action to build a volunteering army.
Your Call has been a hugely successful programme with more than 20,000 people taking part in activities to make the borough a better place.
Councillor Khan will tell guests one of ways to overcome the challenges the borough faces is for everyone to work together.
He will also outline plans to support volunteers and will pledge that the Council will always help those with good ideas to improve Blackburn with Darwen.
He will also make a plea to businesses to get further involved in their communities and cite examples such as the work McDonald’s and Graham and Brown do in their communities.
Harry Catherall, chief executive of the Council, will also speak as will Ian Brown, from Graham and Brown, Ivy Street community stalwart Christine Connell and One Voice’s Zaffer Khan.
Councillor Khan will say in his speech:
I am a passionate believer that many problems within the community can be solved by members of the community.
We need to maintain the momentum we have built up in the last four years.
I believe it is the Council’s and council members’ role to help support them; to foster that can-do attitude.”
The Your Call empowering communities event will take place on Tuesday, September 29 at King George’s Hall’s Windsor Suite.