UK360 - Matt Allwright 29/11/11
29 November 2011, 01:16
Community Channel's UK 360 is a brand new fortnightly television magazine show bringing you inspiring news and stories from local communities up and down the country. UK 360 gives a voice to these communities and to the local individuals and organisations that are positively improving their neighbourhoods at a grass-roots level.
In the first episode we head over to Cornwall to find out how Wadebridge is on it's way to becoming Britain's first solar powered town. They have set themselves a target to generate at least a third of its electricity from solar and wind power by 2015.
For more information on this please visit www.wren.org.uk
We also join young carers working with the charity Headliners, who have shed light on the important responsibilities involved in caring for a family member.
For more information on Headliners, please visit www.headliners.org
UK 360 then heads over to Stapleton Road in Bristol, reporting on an inspirational gardening project taking place in an unconventional location. Eastside Roots' documents the transformation of a disused railway station into an interactive platform garden for the local community.
Visit their website for more information at www.eastsideroots.org.uk
With this years riots in mind, World Film Collective have been working with disadvantaged young people, making one-minute films that aim to explore and understand the underlying issues behind the riots. UK 360 went to find out more about this intriguingproject.
Find out more at www.worldfilmcollective.com
Last month saw Your Square Mile's first annual summit. UK 360 reports on how this national organisation plans to empower anyone, any age, anywhere to transform where they live. This film concerns a community project in Gorleston, Norfolk as local builders support a new apprenticeship scheme designed to improve skills and create a new youth facility.
Finally, tune in to see how Number 10, the Prime Minister's home, was turned into a Parkour playground. somewhereto_, is a nationwide project helping 16-25 year olds find the space they need to do the things they love.
For more information, visit www.somewhereto.com
For more information on the programme, and how you can get involved, visit the UK 360 page.