Chloe is one of our Community Project Officers in Suffolk & Norfolk, she tells us what she gets up to outside of work and the big thing left to achieve in her life (one day!)
My role involves helping to deliver and develop the community-focused projects across both counties. It is very varied, from covering the Tesco Bags of Help scheme in Norfolk, to coordinating a team of Green Champions delivering on-the-ground resident waste engagement activities for the Suffolk Waste Partnership, to manning stands at community events - every day is different at Groundwork!
Previous to starting in this role I joined Groundwork as a Green Champion sessional worker for the BEE Anglia programme, whilst working full time in Norwich. But before I became part of the Groundwork team, I was the Environmental Communications Coordinator for Norwich City Council. The role enabled me to coordinate environmental engagement events and campaigns in the city. A big achievement was coordinating the One Planet Norwich Festival which attracted over 8,000 people and 30 organisations across one weekend.
As well as my passion for the environment, I also have a big interest in music. I’ve been playing the drums since I was 11 years old and have since played in a few bands and gigged across East Anglia. One venue that I’ve played at was the Cambridge Junction, which is where Radiohead once performed back in the day!
I currently play the drums in a funk blues band in Norwich - we’re recording an EP at the moment and looking to play some local music events this summer.
My favourite place in the world has got to be down on the Cornish coast. I love the beaches down there, my favourite being Gwithian. It’s a lovely little surf spot and the café there has the best hot chocolates.
And finally, one thing I’d like to achieve ... I’d love to run half a marathon… one day!
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