Community Roots CIC

Our Story began in March 2013, building on the Community Organising skills we gained by participating in the national Community Organising programme. Since inception, we have been pioneers of Community Organising in Gloucestershire and have built up a portfolio of evidence to show that using this approach creates positive change. We work with residents living in areas of deprivation to develop their confidence, use their voices and skills to take action on the things that really matter to them in order to create changes that will have a positive impact on their lives and the wider community.
We are a well formed team with a broad range of skills and we work with lots of voluntary community organisers.

Our Team

Penny Liddicot

Penny has worked in communities for more than 30 years and feels passionately about the ability of people as individuals and groups to do amazing things and change the communities we live in.


Deb Baker

Deb's background is in the Creative Sector with experience in business management. Over the last 20 years, she has been involved with supporting many communities of interest. More recently Deb has been involved in community art initiatives, supporting people to improve mental well-being through creativity.

Luke Burrows

Luke joined us as a trainee in May 2018 and has gone on to complete the Level 3 Community Organising Qualification and an Adult Education qualification. Luke brings experience from mentoring young people, social media and website support, and setting up various entrepreneurial ventures.


Anna Buckland

Anna works with us on projects that have a creative focus. Her background is in education and the arts and she is a qualified community organiser.

Anna most recently worked with us on the Gloucester Park projects and will be joining us once more for our current work in the Park.