About Better Connected Beaconsfield

Who we are: We are a charity dedicated to connecting the communities in Beaconsfield. We believe that connections matter; we exist to transform the way residents can connect with services in our town to enable them to thrive and have a better quality of life. During the Coronavirus pandemic we are supporting with a range of volunteering activities.

We were established in 2018, from the Beaconsfield Local Area Forum, which is a Buckinghamshire County Council initiative. The Forum is made up of Local Authority officers and Cllrs, local GPs, Church leaders and other community groups and health care professionals. We all come together in partnership under our umbrella charity to transform our community.

Our aim: We have a bold vision for a more socially inclusive community, with more local neighbourly environments that support healthy and fulfilling lives regardless of someone’s circumstances or age. We are inspired by other towns who have successfully done this.

How we work: (on hold due to Coronavirus) We help to increase participation at existing communities activities through the dissemination of information and bringing people and groups together. We also provide a communications platform to promote local events and activities to connect our residents.

We’d love to connect with you; have your say on what we should be doing at info@betterconnectedbeaconsfield.org.uk

Trustees

Anita Cranmer: Anita is Chairman of Better Connected Beaconsfield . She is the elected member for Beaconsfield on the new Unitary Executive Council and has the Portfolio for Education and Skills for Bucks. She in on the Town Council and served as Mayor in 2018-2019.

Deborah Sanders: Former Town Councillor and panel member of Healthwatch Bucks

Rev Michael Johnson: Team Vicar, St Thomas’ Church, Holtspur

Paul Henry: Project Lead, Covid-19 Support Group

COVID-19 Leadership Team (March 2020)

Paul Henry: Project Lead

Judith Chapman: Buddy Network Lead

Jeannette Buckle: Director, External Stakeholder Liaison; Data Control, Governance Lead

Gay Flashman:  PR, Digital Comms, Social Media & Website

Rev Jeremy Brooks: Safeguarding

David Bennett: Safeguarding

Pauline Keyne: Listening Service

Grant Telfer: Prescription Service Delivery