Report to BROOMWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Community Development Worker
Broomwood hosted Health Walk Leader Training – a collaboration
between VCAT, TMBC Parks Department, Salford and Trafford Health Promotion and
Trafford PCT. 19 people attended from all over Trafford – and Salford. Kath
Warrington and Graham Stringer were local representatives. Broomwood attracted
positive publicity for pioneering Health Walks in Trafford.
Health Walks more often…….
walk is Wednesday 21 April then fortnightly through the summer.
Worth noting that the official guidelines are for five 30-minute periods
of exercise each week - but every little helps. Diane Hibberd has offered to be
contact person for the 2004 Programme. Ruth (and Sue Burden) will continue to be
supportive of our local walk leaders: Diane, Kath, Graham Stringer and Mike Rose
Chi is available on Tuesday evenings (5 – 6 pm) at the Youth Centre. Tutor
Clive is so impressed with the enthusiasm of the class he is willing to continue
even when the Healthy Living subsidy runs out at Easter. Students have agreed to
sign up for the benefits of International Taoist Society membership and
therefore only pay £2 per session. Ann Wood has kindly offered the Tai Chi
class a temporary home while the Youth Centre is refurbished.
the Drama workshop for 6 – 14 year olds combined with gym for adults failed to
attract much interest despite the efforts of local parents. Drama tutor Teresa
East from Yellow Jelly Theatre is willing to try again when the Centre is
5 Broomwood Fruit and Veg Market withers but…………..
Friday market has ended as it was not popular enough to be sustainable (most
people prefer to drive to Tesco!!) On the positive side mobile greengrocer
Martin Davies will continue to visit Coniston Walk on Thursdays between 1 30 and
2 pm. Martin is asking Millom Court if he can park up there after Coniston Walk.
Visitor Ruth Speight and I set up a gazebo at the Primary School on NSD.
Generated a lot of interest from pupils and parents. All tested their carbon
monoxide levels and attempted to guess the number of fag ends in the jar.
Correct answer: 395. Nick Berry (a smoker) was nearest at 390. He was rewarded
with a hamper of fruit and veg. Ruth was able to take 7 referrals from smokers
seeking advice on how to give up. Fire Brigade sent a tender to highlight the
dangers of smoking and domestic fires. Thanks to Ann Wood and
BPS for loan of their lawn.
was unlucky to lose by one point in the competition for a Fairshare grant of
£400,000 over 10 years. Sale Moor and Lostock won. Commiserations to the
Community Association who were gracious in defeat.
Is there life (for me) after Broomwood?
funding fairy godmother has appeared but I will continue to serve Broomwood
until the end of April. I expect to make my farewell appearance at the BCA on 26
April 2004. I will produce a final report for VCAT, the Partnership and the
Walsh, community development worker
0161 980 0696 (Youth Centre), Mobile 07729 875687