Getting to know your neighbours

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At the start of spring this year, Luton welcomed the Near Neighbours programme coming to town.

This is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) through the Church Urban Fund (CUF). The Rt Rev Richard Atkinson, Bishop for Bedford & Luton has been strongly recommending Luton for this programme.

With his support, two briefing sessions have been organised for Luton’s faith communities. The programme is all about bringing people from different faiths and cultural backgrounds together, to get to know each other better, build relationships of trust and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in. People can apply between £250 - £5,000 for activities that will meet the programme criteria. Elizabeth Carnelley, For more details contact Near Neighbours (Luton) Coordinator, Kim Greig on 01582-416946 or 07930601640 or