Hi everyone and thanks for your interesting comments recently – they are all noted and give us a good insight into the main concerns and issues for the area. We have also had a good response from the questionnaire that was distributed around the estate. At the moment we are putting together a simple / themed action plan. Themes being things like housing, traffic / infrastructure / street scene, environment, community facilities etc. The plan will be made available to view on this web page as soon as its ready and we will also use it to take to the Multi Agency Group Meeting to seek support in some areas. Again many thanks and speak soon. Cheers!
We are pleased to say we’ll be doing a little bit of work in Whitworth again…this time in and around the Wallbank estate. Its been identified by a few folk that the estate could do with a voice to tackle some of the issues on the estate – things like making sure people know what community activities are going on in around Whitworth and encouraging involvement. The work may lead to establishing a fully functioning community group made up of residents mainly from the Wallbank estate, Whitworth, Rossendale or it may help existing groups attract new members. This project has identified potential links to the local neighbourhood plan such as:
· Youth provision – Promote intergenerational working – e.g. at St Anselms and Masseycroft
· Provision of Facilities – community facility for all ages – ensure benefits maximised for the local community e.g. internet Café, facilities in sheltered accommodation / day care centres / library
· Explore options for computer training by young people at Greenbrook House for residents.
· Health – Promotion of healthy lifestyles through delivery of activities and provision of information e.g healthy diet and signposting to specialist services