Reading Neighbourhood Network has now been going for over four years and has more than 60 member groups. RNN exists to support small neighbourhood groups, by providing information, training and networking opportunities, in addition to managing a grant scheme from which many associations have already benefited. RNN has a wide range of members from residents' association to Neighbourhood Action Groups and local environmental groups.
We are now going through a period of much change, with council budget reductions and many calls on the local voluntary sector for help.
While RNN is still in the fortunate position of having enough funding to continue to operate, we have our own challenges, which mean that we are likely to need to refocus our activities. In particular, we have had a very small committee in recent months and have all been stretched, with committee members having had to resign because of their commitments. We can continue to operate - but not without more support and involvement from our members.
We'd like to find out more about your group and what you would like to see from RNN, and if you are interested in providing support for our organisation we would be really pleased to hear from you. Support doesn't mean necessarily joining the committee - just helping us with our work to keep Reading's neighbourhood groups connected and thriving. We hope you will be able to find a few minutes to complete this short survey.
Please answer as many questions as you like.