Community – whether it’s about old and young, weak or strong, rich or poor – matters. Chelsea & Fulham has a number of ways for people to meet and mix – from schools, sports facilities and parks to churches, pubs, clubs, book groups, etc.
And yet, in many ways, we remain divided.
We should foster all initiatives which aim to bring the people of Chelsea & Fulham together. One example is the new Fulham Cricket Club – Hammersmith & Fulham’s first cricket club in over 100 years – of which I am proud to be Ambassador. Apart from running a range of weekend classes and holiday clubs, Fulham Cricket Club also reaches out to over 60s, state schools (free/subsidised lessons), the Al Muntada Trust faith school, and the H&F Refugees Welcome charity.
There are many other examples, both private and public, of community-driven initiatives in Chelsea & Fulham. The more these are encouraged and fostered, the greater Chelsea & Fulhams’ community will be.
Louise Rowntree with Fulham Cricket Club