Report to BROOMWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Walsh, community development worker
Telephone 0161 980 0696 (Youth Centre),
I have written to
all the grant recipients to review their progress. I will assist each group to
complete their evaluation and monitoring form. After five months less than half
of the total £10,000 grant has been spent. The money will not be lost but we
need to spend it as effectively as possible in promoting the objective of
healthier living for more residents.
Adult interest in
the gym is growing steadily. For a four week trial it will open on Wednesday and
Saturday mornings from 10 to 12 noon. Instructor Gina Jones is available. Users
will be asked to pay a fee of £1.50 per session. If the community shows
sustained interest opening times could expand. . Otherwise it could be lost…….
Healthy Walks -
Broomwood leads the way
On Friday 16 May
Graham Brady MP will launch the first in a series of Health Walks. Broomwood has
been chosen as the pilot for a project that could roll out across Trafford
Borough. This is a collaboration between myself and health visitors Ruth Speight
Sue Long. We hope to
bring a national training course for Volunteer Walk Leaders to Broomwood so the
project can be run by local people. We
have liased with Trafford
Parks Officer Ian
Trickett,. Naturalist Lindsey Howard and the Friends of Brooks Drive.
Nationally the decline in cycling is mirrored by the rise in childhood obesity. A bike is a cheap means of transport and can promote health and fitness.
Broomwood is flat and provided with traffic calming. I am working with the organisation Bike Right and Ann Wood to equip her pupils with the confidence and skills to cycle more. This includes formal training for the Y5 class plus an After School Bike Club. Parents and other adults can consolidate this work by encouraging more cycling at home.
that shed, dust down your bike and join us……….
Council is spending much money on the Youth Centre: new electrics, alarms,
ventilation, roof, and windows. TMBC clearly believe the building has a future
– does the Community? Now the uncertainty over the Scout Hut appears to have
ended I recommend the Community Association gets involved in the planning and
future management of any proposed Community Centre extension.
fits neatly with clause 2 of the Community Association’s Constitutional
2 b) establish
or secure the establishment of a Community Resource Centre and to maintain and
manage the same in furtherance of these objects (the benefit of the inhabitants
of Broomwood Estate).”
the nearer future there will be scope for the Community Association to have an
input in the management of the Five a Side Pitches when they are opened in late
Sunshine Café – a community café model for Broomwood ?
Sale West has launched Sunshine Café
open weekdays 11 00 – 15 00 hours (hot food 12 00 – 14 00 hours)
Pop across to Sale West and grab a healthy lunch.