Community Jigsaw Launched

A group seeking to tackle loneliness and social isolation in Norfolk has launched a new community arts and crafts project, with the aim of getting people from across the county to create a giant jigsaw puzzle made up of lots of individually designed pieces that all fit together.

The Better Together partnership is encouraging individuals to download the jigsaw piece template from their website and decorate it in any way they like, as long as it fits with the project’s theme of ‘community’. Completed pieces will then be put together and displayed in places like Diss Library and elsewhere in the county.

Pam Spicer, the Campaign Coordinator for Better Together, who organised the project, said:

“This is another exciting project that I and my colleagues are looking to put on, in order to build up a better sense of community in Norfolk. I hope groups and organisations, such as libraries, support groups, schools, churches, art groups, writing groups, etc. feel inspired to take part.

She continued:

“After all the changes to our everyday lives that we’ve all experienced over the last 18-24months, these initiatives are now more important than ever in tackling issues surrounding loneliness and social isolation. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this project, please encourage them to get involved. I really look forward to seeing the completed work.”

The Community Jigsaw project is expected to run until the end of April.