Archive for April, 2012
Residents on Shackleton Grove, Bolton have really got into the community groove recently with all sorts of successful events going on. Bolton at Home and Johnson Fold Residents Association have been key to this success at one such event which Martin attended at the weekend. Everyone was celebrating the fact they had just completed an environmental improvement project with the help of funding from Community Spaces.
What was once a derelict, underused piece of land, attracting antisocial behaviour is now an accessible, attractive, usable space for all to enjoy. The day was celebrated with pasties, peas and red cabbage (Charlies favourite!), the animal man and Gnome painting. It was a great afternoon!
Proffitt’s are looking forward in continuing to work with Bolton at Home and Johnson’s Fold Residents Association with some planned community development training starting very soon.
Earlier this week staff from Proffitts assisted a really active community group known as Operation Farm. They do great work, currently in Hyde Park, Tameside. The activity this week was planting of a wildflower meadow in the orchard. Local school children came to help and loved every minute of it, learning about why wildflowers were important and how things grow.
Heres a link to their web site with a few photos www.operationfarm.wordpress.com
Thanks Operation Farm for the invite. Hope the rest of the project goes as well.
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Edgeside Park play area was officially opened at weekend, in spite of the cold weather! Many people turned up to support Edgeside and District Residents Association and Rossendale Borough Council celebrate the brand new facility, the first of many that are planned in the park over the coming years. Proffitts initially assisted the group with sketch designs and cost estimates for the project which were successfully used to obtain funding from Community Spaces for the new facility.
At the event was owl and hedgehog sanctuaries, a face painting stall, music, singing and a brass band and a chocolate tombola. People even got the chance to get involved in some hedgerow planting along the boundary of the new play area.
Now let’s cross our fingers for the warmer weather to come back!