Connecting people to build community

Welcome to Keynsham Action Network

‘KAN’s’ mission is to empower people to build community. We do this in varied ways, but always intending to offer opportunities and connections. We believe that a community that is connected through people’s shared interests, concerns and passions will come alive, not only as individuals but as a collective. Such a cohesive community will create health and vibrancy.

  • ‘Everything you are is your community…’

    Click the heading to this post to hear the great Scottish human ecologist, author, social activist, campaigner and Quaker, Alastair McIntosh, passionately evoking the essence of KAN’s work ...

  • Coming alive

    Go to the people/ Live amongst them/ Start with where they are/ Build on what they have/ And when the task is finished/ The mission accomplished/ Of the best leaders/ The people will say/ We have ...

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  • ‘Everything you are is your community…’

    Click the heading to this post to hear the great Scottish human ecologist, author, social activist, campaigner and Quaker, Alastair McIntosh, passionately evoking the essence of KAN’s work in rekindling community. He addressed the packed main tent of the wonderful Keynsham Music Festival in 2014 at the invitation of Keynsham Action Network (KAN) through our sustainability group,...

  • Go to the people/ Live amongst them/ Start with where they are/ Build on what they have/ And when the task is finished/ The mission accomplished/ Of the best leaders/ The people will say/ We have done it ourselves. Lao Tzu (600 BC) For more see ‘Coming Alive’ page.

  • This part of the KAN website will include items that address the important issues on a broader level, looking at where we as individuals and as part of communities fit in with the wider world. We will cover all sorts of aspects from ethical and environmental to philosophical and spiritual.   He is among those...

  • This part of our new website will aim to be part of our work connecting individuals with each other as well as connecting and empowering groups (of which there are around 200 in Keynsham). This will hopefully encourage a sense of belonging to combat isolation as well as bringing people together who have shared interests,...