Watford New Hope Trust sets challenges for a ‘future of hope for Watford’

The young and old are being encouraged to share their ideas for a ‘future of hope for Watford’.

This month, Watford New Hope Trust (WNHT), is running two initiatives as part of a challenge to encourage residents to transform their town.

The first scheme, Beauty from the Bins, will give people an opportunity to turn rubbish into works of art to be displayed at WNHT’s Day Centre.

The second plan is A Fruitful Future for Watford, which will take place in WNHT’s Market Garden involves residents planting a mini-orchard and creating a permanent outdoor collage displaying hopes and dreams for the community.

 

The All Age’s project aims to encourage young people and adults to work alongside each other to improve public spaces. 

It also aims to give people an opportunity to engage with homelessness in safe environment.
 

The project is funded by the government’s social active front and administered by the social investment business.

WNHT invites residents to write down their response to the phrase, ‘My hope for Watford is…’ and email getinvolved@wnht.org, or post them to "A fruitful future for Watford", Watford New Hope Trust, Top Floor, 67 Queens Road, Watford, WD17 2QN.

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12:44pm Fri 4 Jan 13

MarsLander says...

Too much money and time on their hands? Who pays for this twaddle?
Too much money and time on their hands? Who pays for this twaddle? MarsLander
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12:53am Sat 5 Jan 13

Razor Sharp says...

Let's wait and see what they can achieve before 'trashing' their ideas.
Let's wait and see what they can achieve before 'trashing' their ideas. Razor Sharp
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1:05am Sat 5 Jan 13

linney says...

Fair play to watford new hope trust - initiatives to support those in need to make a difference and to invite hopes for Watford ? Sincerely hope collages will make a difference, am all for homeless, / vulnerable people support - sincerely hope it makes a a difference rather than talking the talk, :/ and hope this time next year to see their news feeds and positive response. Well done.
Fair play to watford new hope trust - initiatives to support those in need to make a difference and to invite hopes for Watford ? Sincerely hope collages will make a difference, am all for homeless, / vulnerable people support - sincerely hope it makes a a difference rather than talking the talk, :/ and hope this time next year to see their news feeds and positive response. Well done. linney
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9:29am Mon 7 Jan 13

garston tony says...

And what are you doing Mars to try and get people to think about and improve the town and its communities?
And what are you doing Mars to try and get people to think about and improve the town and its communities? garston tony
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10:12am Mon 7 Jan 13

MarsLander says...

garston tony wrote:
And what are you doing Mars to try and get people to think about and improve the town and its communities?
Nothing at all Tony, and in doing precisely nothing I am not spending money donated to charity on this exercise.

Why, as a Watford resident would you think I would be doing anything to get people "to share their ideas for a ‘future of hope for Watford"? It's not for me to do, and by the same token I don't believe it is for WNHT to do this either.

My point is, people give to this charity to help the homeless. To feed them, put a roof over their head, help them back into society, offer them legal and medical advice and other such worthy efforts. Maybe it is funded by our taxes as well.

Why then does this charity think the money is well spent on this "initiative" rather than helping people in need?

Too much time and money?

This is not what I would expect any charity to be spending my donations on.

I suppose it depends on what your definition of a charity is, how you think it should operate and what it should concentrate on.

It's not WNHT I am picking on, I would object if say WWF started the same initiative, precisely because I thought they would spend my donated money on saving wildlife, not creating art from bins.

WNHT tagline is "Hope for the homeless".

I hope those homeless people appreciate the charity's money being spent in this way, particularly now the winter is setting in. I hope no-one goes homeless or hungry because money and effort was spent on what look to be vanity projects.

I would say this charity should focus on its core values, like helping people, and leave the airy fairy stuff to politicians like Dotty. (She's got a Master's in it).
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: And what are you doing Mars to try and get people to think about and improve the town and its communities?[/p][/quote]Nothing at all Tony, and in doing precisely nothing I am not spending money donated to charity on this exercise. Why, as a Watford resident would you think I would be doing anything to get people "to share their ideas for a ‘future of hope for Watford"? It's not for me to do, and by the same token I don't believe it is for WNHT to do this either. My point is, people give to this charity to help the homeless. To feed them, put a roof over their head, help them back into society, offer them legal and medical advice and other such worthy efforts. Maybe it is funded by our taxes as well. Why then does this charity think the money is well spent on this "initiative" rather than helping people in need? Too much time and money? This is not what I would expect any charity to be spending my donations on. I suppose it depends on what your definition of a charity is, how you think it should operate and what it should concentrate on. It's not WNHT I am picking on, I would object if say WWF started the same initiative, precisely because I thought they would spend my donated money on saving wildlife, not creating art from bins. WNHT tagline is "Hope for the homeless". I hope those homeless people appreciate the charity's money being spent in this way, particularly now the winter is setting in. I hope no-one goes homeless or hungry because money and effort was spent on what look to be vanity projects. I would say this charity should focus on its core values, like helping people, and leave the airy fairy stuff to politicians like Dotty. (She's got a Master's in it). MarsLander
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1:14pm Mon 7 Jan 13

garston tony says...

The community spirit is long dead on Mars it appears.
The community spirit is long dead on Mars it appears. garston tony
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1:33pm Mon 7 Jan 13

MarsLander says...

garston tony wrote:
The community spirit is long dead on Mars it appears.
Tony,

if you have no answer to my points to you then please do not feel obliged to answer.

I have made a case, you have not.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: The community spirit is long dead on Mars it appears.[/p][/quote]Tony, if you have no answer to my points to you then please do not feel obliged to answer. I have made a case, you have not. MarsLander
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