Dave Fagg and Cassandra at St Matthews.


A COMMUNITY leadership course to build connections and strength in Long Gully is two weeks from beginning and is already promising to unearth leaders.

The workshop organised through St Matthews Church will run over six weeks, and has five participants signed up.

Organiser Dave Fagg said he could fit another five people into the course, given there was still time for anyone interested to apply.

Participant Cassandra is looking forward to help build a sustainable community through programs which residents run themselves.

She has worked on the Really Really Free Market, an event she says belongs to everyone.

The next RRFM will take place on April 29 between 1pm and 4pm at the Civic Gardens near the Bendigo Town Hall.

“I am really passionate about working from the ground up and doing things ourselves, being a sustainable community, that is what I am excited about,” she said.

The St Matthews workshops are designed to provide skills to people who have an interest in leading initiatives.

For two hours each session, participants will learn skills for organising, working with others, leading groups, finding support and solving problems.

For more information, contact Dave Fagg on 0421 764 699.