GGO West Winsford (Glebe, Greenfields, Over)
The Greenfields Park, Glebe Green and Over (GGO) communities have joined together to work out how to improve their local neighbourhoods in West Winsford.
GGO is run by GGO Getters – members of the community that are working to deliver the action plan in their neighbourhoods. To read the action plan, please click on the attachment (link at the bottom of the page).
The plan outlines ways local residents and partner organisations will work together to improve the environment, tackle anti-social behaviour and unemployment and provide more educational and social activities for local young people.
The neighbourhood action plan was developed following consultation with over 450 residents across the three estates to find out what their main priorities are for improving where they live.
GGO Gives Local Area A Lift May 2013Residents and children from Greenfields Park, Winsford, came out to give their local area a big clean up as part of a ‘Love Your Environment’ Campaign.
The campaign has been organised by GGO (Greenfields Park, Glebe Green and Over) and supported by Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Cheshire West and Chester Council and MUIR Group Housing to help local residents identify local environmental issues and how to report them.
The first week of the campaign focuses on Greenfields Park, with further weeks planned for Glebe Green and Over areas.
Debbie Skilling, Community Engagement Officer for GGO said “The campaign is all about local people getting involved in keeping their area clean and tidy. It is great that lots of local people turned out to help.”
As well as a big clean up, activities such as training on how to report environmental issues, planting flowers, removal of contaminated wheelie bins and litter picks were carried out.
Emma Sayle from Greenfields Primary School said “It’s fantastic that the School can get involved in the local community by working with GGO and it’s really important the children can see the importance of respecting their local environment.”
The campaign will see the launch of the GGO Clean Team run by local residents. If you would like to get involved or for more information, search for GGO West Winsford on Facebook or on Twitter.
March 2013 Update.
During January, the GGO Team carried out a door to door consultation with 300 local residents from the GGO Neighbourhoods of Greenfields Park, Glebe Green & Over.
The aim of the consultation was to determine the three priorities residents want us to concentrate on over the next two years. These proved to be: Things for young people to do; support to reduce bills; and Training and Employment.
Over the next few months, the GGO Team will be meeting with those residents that have expressed an interest in becoming GGO Getters (Community Volunteers) to deliver a number a projects and initiatives around the priorities. A detailed report of the consultation will available to view in the next few weeks.
If you would like to join our team of GGO Getters, contact Georgia on 07979555687
DCLG Visit (November 2012)
Senior civil servant swaps a London bus for the GGO bus during a visit to West Winsford.
Peter Schofield, the director general for neighbourhoods at the department for communities and local government, met those involved in the Greenfields, Glebe Green and Over (GGO) Project.
“When I was told about the GGO project I was extremely keen to come and see how the initiative is bringing a community closer and helping a local area to achieve its potential,” said Peter Schofield.
First stop on the visit was Greenfields Community House where Mr Schofield met some of the ‘GGO Getters’ from Greenfields Park who spoke about their involvement in initiatives that benefit the community and how of some these skills have helped them to secure further employment.
There was also an opportunity to meet the GGO board including representatives from Weaver Vale Housing Trust, Muir Group Housing, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Winsford Town Council and Winsford Community Action Project (WINCAP).
The GGO Bus then took Mr Schofield to the BMX track off Mount Pleasant Drive, where he was treated to a special demonstration by a local rider and shown how GGO Getters have helped to improve the track and set up the Vale Royal Gravel Grippers BMX Club.
The next step on the tour was Glebe Green where Mr Schofield heard from residents about a major cladding project supported by GGO which has helped to make their homes warmer, and also viewed other improvements to the estate.
The final destination was Over Hall Primary School to find out more about the school and for an informal chat with GGO Getters and community partners over lunch.
“I’ve been really impressed by what I have seen and I will take a lot away from it in terms of how we might be able to encourage similar projects across the country,” said Mr Schofield.
GGO Spooktacular! (October 2012)
Following the demolition of the local shop on Greenfields Park, a group of mums from the estate have developed an After-school Tuck Shop which is now self supported. Profits raised through their efforts financed an under 12’s Halloween Party in October and they are planning to deliver similar events to provide much needed provisions for younger children.
“We had a brilliant evening and would like to say a big thank you to everyone that organised and attended the event, especially the mums who took part in the ‘mums musical chairs’ - you know who you are!” added Georgia, GGO Neighbourhood Officer.
GGO Fun Day (September 2012)
MORE than 400 people turned out to enjoy a family fun day in Winsford as part of a neighbourhood project.
The family fun day event organised by GGO Getters from Greenfields Park, Glebe Green and Over estates, took place on Saturday 22nd September next to the BMX track on Mount Pleasant Drive.
The event included music, free activities, giant inflatables, and giveaways for people of all ages to enjoy. Local people had the opportunity to view some of the great work that has taken place over the past year and find out how they can get involved and support GGO.
GGO West Winsford (August 2012)
GGO Games was delivered during the summer holidays across the neighbourhoods of GGO, in partnership with Groundwork who have funding from Cadbury’s to deliver the ‘Spots V Stripes’ sports initiative.
These events are aimed at providing GGO Getter roles for the ‘Move On Group’ (12 young people who have previously been referred to the Children’s Society who are considered at risk of offending/asb). After an initial meeting they have agreed to attend ‘sports ambassador’ training with the view of delivering GGO Games. In return for their continued involvement in GGO, the GGO Team are willing to provide financial support to maintain a positive group football activity that the group engage in on a weekly basis.