Communities, near and far

Bill Andrew, Tony Johnson and John Morse, Park Community Centre, Weymouth UK
From L to R: Bill Andrew, Tony Johnson and John Morse, Park Community Centre, Weymouth UK

I had the privilege of recording July’s edition of Southern Exposure live(ish) and direct(ish) from Weymouth, Dorset, the other week for Arrow FM.  Southern Exposure is the Featherston Community Centre’s monthly programme, bringing listeners news of what’s on at our Centre and in the wider Featherston and South Wairarapa Community.  This month, I took the opportunity to give the show a bit of a twist, and headed down to a community centre serving the Park district of Weymouth, a beautiful and historic seaside down on the south coast of the UK (and, incidentally, was my home for a good few years before I emigrated to NZ).  In the best tradition of community centres, I was made very welcome, and had a great afternoon chatting away to some of the volunteers that keep the Park Community Centre not just going, but thriving.

Here’s a little audio journey through an afternoon at the Centre, brought to you by Gordon Lake, one of the founders of the Centre over 15 years ago; Bill Andrew (Vice-Chair); John Morse (Chair); Cythia (inexhaustible volunteer and convener of the very popular Over 50’s Friendship Club); and Tony Johnson (local community police officer).

Southern Exposure – Park Community Centre Feature

If you want to listen to the whole of this month’s Southern Exposure, you can tune in to 92.7FM (Wairarapa NZ only) or listen live at at the following times (all times in NZ time..!):

Monday 22nd July at 10.30pm

Wednesday 24th July at 10.30pm

Thursday 25th July at 12pm


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