Remembering Rose Green – community development worker in Wokingham Borough

Rose Green

Yesterday I spent the afternoon at a memorial event in honour of Rose Green who died suddenly last March. Rose had been a respected community development worker for over 25 years; first for Berkshire County Council and then for Wokingham Borough Council. Many communities and people have benefited from Rose’s visionary and tireless work over that time. Rose was instrumental in establishing the successful Crescent Community Resource Centre in Lower Earley.

Colleagues both from the Borough Council itself and from many voluntary agencies, community groups and forums,  faith groups, and residents of the many neighbourhoods Rose was involved with, came together to remember her, sharing tributes and memories.

Here are the words which  appeared on the invitation to the event.

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A Celebration of Rose Green

In March we lost our dear colleague and friend, Rose Green. Rose lived within the Wokingham and Woodley areas for many years and worked tirelessly supporting communities and the voluntary sector both personally and professionally
through her work for Berkshire County and Wokingham Borough Councils for over 25 years.

Rose was a multi-talented, warm and dedicated colleague, mentor and friend to the numerous people she worked with.
She gave her time generously to people and projects alike. In an effort to pay tribute to both Rose and her career, the Community Development Team is inviting community members and professional contacts who knew and worked with Rose to join with them to celebrate the wonderful contribution she made to our communities.

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Rose loved line -dancing so there was a line-dancing instructor at the event who gave some of the attendees a quick lesson!

A couple of days after the event this sheet of tributes was circulated to attendees.

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