Community First AGM 2018 - Building Communities to Tackle Loneliness


Community First’s AGM  - Building Communities to Tackle Loneliness 

To book your place here - AGM Booking 

Thursday 15th November 2018

At Bishops Frome Village Hall -


4.30pm - Arrival, Refreshments and Networking

5pm - Welcome and Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker - Brendan Cox - Building Communities to Tackle Loneliness

Followed by AGM Business 

6.15pm to 6.45pm Networking and Buffet


Guest Speaker - Brendan Cox is a campaigner for more cohesive communities. In the last two years he has co-founded More in Common, which works to build more inclusive communities in France, Germany, the US and UK; Survivors Against Terror, a group of survivors of UK terror attacks committed to tackling terror and the hatred that leads to it; and the Jo Cox Foundation.

Brendan started work in the aftermath of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, working with children who lost their parents in the war. This formative work gave him a long-standing passion for combating ethnic and religious hatred. He went on to work on conflict and atrocity prevention around the world with Oxfam and later as Chief Executive of the international conflict and genocide prevention organisation Crisis Action. He served as Special Advisor to the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown between 2008 and 2010 where he advised on international development, conflict and foreign policy. He has worked for and advised a number of organisations including Save the Children, the UN and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Brendan is the husband of the late Jo Cox MP and lives with their two kids on a boat on the river Thames.

Networking - catch up and make new contacts

A market place for VCSE organisations and groups will be available, to show what you do and to make information available. Please come at 4pm to find a space for your publicity. 

Please let us know if you are bringing a display or publicity materials: 

To book your place here - AGM Booking


Join Our Board - Community First are keen to hear from prospective Trustees or Treasurers  

Join Our Network  - Keep in touch with Community First and our work and get involved. It is also a place where you can promote your work, events, jobs, etc. 

Community First is the Rural Community Council for Herefordshire and Worcestershire and is one of an England wide rural network of 38 RCC's:                                                                                                                                                    #ACREnetwork