Editors note

Community. What exactly does it mean?Some people feel part of theirs, others don’t. Some people value it, others don’t. I’ve always been a big believer in it and get genuinely excited when I can get people together and connect people who I know can help each other or have things in common. I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in my community café, The Chicken Shed, in Fordham for the last few years and seeing it take off and fly has been so exciting and rewarding. Last Friday, 8th June, was our opening coffee morning of the year hosted by the amazing Steel Bones (keep your eyes peeled on here for the interview). The sun was shining, there was cake in abundance and the conversation was flowing. People from different generations and with different lives all coming together in one space. And that’s it in a nutshell. That’s community. It can be in a summer garden, it can be online but ultimately it can stop people feeling alone. And that can only be a good thing.

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