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Community Connectors

Our friendly team of Community Connectors have conversations with local residents in key neighbourhoods in Norwich to discover what matters to them, what they are passionate about and what they would like to do with others to help them flourish in community life.

The conversations take place in a range of settings such as cafes, outside local schools, community events, door knocking and at The Shoebox. Some of you may have even had a chat with the Connectors already!

Feedback from the conversations is shared with our funders including Norwich City Council and Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System and more widely with the community, local forums and colleagues to inform further learning and community development. 

Insights from the community conversations can be viewed here

Meet the team

Get to know our team of Community Connectors!

Mile Cross

Claire Davy

Community Connector – Mile Cross

claire@theshoebox.org.uk

07933787438

I have lived in Mile Cross about a year and have already discovered lots of things to do locally! I love chatting with new people and making friends. I like to help out where I can.

I’m learning new skills all the time and I’m eager to learn more.

– Claire

Ally McClagish

Community Connector – Mile Cross

ally@theshoebox.org.uk

07933788598

As a born and bred resident of Mile Cross, I am passionate about the area, it’s people, and it’s future. I want to help to build a stronger community, to bring people together in a positive way, and to support those that need it. I am looking forward to getting out there and experiencing Mile Cross in a different way.

– Ally

North Earlham

Sonya Masimbe

Community Connector – North Earlham

sonya@theshoebox.org.uk

07922700849

I am an avid reader and have recently started to explore new genres. I love the local library and have been a regular for many years, it’s just like shopping but for free! 

I’m passionate about anti-racism and advocate for a multicultural society.  My tattoos and piercings are an important part of my self-expression. 

My children are my inspiration and my pride in them is immense. I’m looking forward to getting out there and learning more about the area and its residents.

– Sonya

Marie-Lyse Numuhoza

Community Connector – North Earlham

marielyse@theshoebox.org.uk

07933787437

Norwich City Centre

Chloe Laurie

Community Connector – Norwich City Centre

chloe@theshoebox.org.uk

07933787949

I live close to Heathgate and am a mother to two girls. I’ve attended many groups in the area in the past. 

I love soul music, art, upcycling and basically anything wacky!

I’m chatty, open minded and love a good giggle with people.

My passions are empowering people to overcome any struggle in their lives and spread positivity.

– Chloe

Saskia Townsend

Community Connector – Norwich City Centre

saskia@theshoebox.org.uk

07933788588

I’m fairly new to the city but have been a regular visitor all my life. 

I have family who live in the Heathgate area and are struck by the vibrant activity in their community. I’m looking forward to discovering how we feel connected to our surroundings and how we can engage in conversations about real and perceived communities.

In my spare time I love doing crafts and enjoy making stained glass windows.

– Saskia

Community Voices Using your feedback to improve care

The Community Connectors project is supported by funding from Norwich City Council and Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System.