Greenbank Community Hub
On Friday 7th June the Greenbank
Community Hub will be opening.
This is the culmination of over a year’s hard work for the Neighbourhood Team with support from teams across the Trust and a range of external partners to convert an empty shop (Number 22, Greenbank Lane, Greenbank, Northwich, CW8 1JQ) into a community venue with the aims of:
· Addressing Anti-Social Behaviour outside the shops on Greenbank by providing diversionary activities for children and young people from a Community Hub on-site.
· Providing activities/workshops/training sessions to be delivered from the Hub giving individuals the support to build their capacity to achieve and also to provide education to help reduce anti-social behaviour and environmental crime.
· Increasing community cohesion by setting up a Residents Steering Group to co-ordinate activities and utilising the skills and experience of residents to get involved in delivering sessions themselves plus helping to develop an increased sense of pride and ownership and address the area’s poor reputation.
· Increasing satisfaction with the Trust that residents views are taken into account.
· Partner organisations utilising the Hub to deliver
outreach sessions in the heart of the Greenbank community, providing an
opportunity to work face to face with customers who they are currently finding
it difficult to engage and to work towards expanding residents’ horizons and
capacity to access services and activities away from the estate.
On Friday 7th June the Hub will be open
from 10am – 5pm and everyone is welcome to drop in and see the transformation
of the venue, get a glimpse of the great work upgrading the shop fronts, meet
partners who will be utilising the Hub to deliver activities and services, meet
residents and see the range of activities they will be able to get involved in.
Thank you once again to everyone who has helped us get to this point!
For more info contact Emma Gilpin on 01606 813410.
A project to renew the shop frontage of the Greenbank parade is due to commence in 4-6 weeks with the Hub being the first property to benefit. CLIC (Changing Lives In Cheshire) are already working from the Hub on Monday and Tuesday mornings, promoting a community painting scheme to enable residents to access paint at affordable prices.
Greenbank Hub Garden Improvement Work
A project to renew the shop frontage of the Greenbank parade is due to commence in 4-6 weeks with the Hub being the first property to benefit.
CLIC (Changing Lives In Cheshire) are already working from the Hub on Monday and Tuesday mornings, promoting a community painting scheme to enable residents to access paint at affordable prices.
November 2012. Students from Mid Cheshire College have worked really hard to complete the internal painting works at the Community Hub in Greenbank.
This project has enabled them to gain some real life working skills and also covered various areas to support their diploma qualification.
This is the first year that the college has offered a training qualification in this field and the college are keen to develop links between the Trust with the aim of providing work experience opportunities and apprenticeship support for this group of young people.
“We’ve been learning a lot of the skills we need in college but it’s great to get out and work on a project in the local area,” said Tom, one of the students involved in the revamp.
John Rowlands, who runs the course at Mid Cheshire College, added: “The students will take a lot away from working on the Hub in terms of developing their skills, but the project will also leave a lasting legacy for all of the local community, which is fantastic.”
If you live in Greenbank get in touch via Weaver Vale’s Facebook page, Twitter, or call 01606 813 413. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org