Over 100 residents involved in community consultation and wellbeing events
Published by Joanne McNally for Riverside in Communities and also in Environment, Health, Housing
Over 15 bags of rubbish were collected!
Colshaw Farm residents flocked to the woodlands of the Bollin Valley Project on Saturday 20th July, starting off the day with giving their views on what can be done to improve the valley and collecting over 15 bags of rubbish before getting involved in the health and wellbeing themed Fun Day held at the Open Arms Centre later that day.
Sharon Thomas, Riverside’s Community Project Supervisor said ‘It was so encouraging to see so many residents willing to get involved and wanting to share their views on how the area can be improved to benefit the whole community’
The Open Arms Centre was transformed for the day into a wellbeing wonderland with opportunities for all ages to try Tai Chi, Boxercise, Pilates, African Drumming, healthy salads and fruit smoothies. The event, organised in partnership between Riverside Housing and Cheshire East Council was to promote the launch of the Big Lottery funded Colshaw Well Beings Project and saw over 100 community members involved in the activities, with many taking the opportunity to undergo a free health check, take away healthy recipes, learn about food waste, composting and recycling or take on the bike challenge to cycle fast enough to power a set of lights!
Cheshire East Council’s Colshaw Well Beings Project Manager, Jennie Aincham said: “The event was a great opportunity for residents to let me know exactly what sort of activities they think will benefit their health and wellbeing. Many have already signed up to volunteer in the project, as well as participate in future classes, such as healthy cookery, Tai Chi, Boxercise and health walks. Residents are also keen to get involved in starting a local job club.”
Local resident Gary Davidson said: “Residents on the estate really enjoyed the day and are excited to get involved in the activities that they tried at the event. The day was a real success!”
For further information on the project or to get involved please contact Jennie Aincham Colshaw Well Beings Project Manager either at the Riverside Housing office on Howty Close, 01625 543500 or on Jennifer.email@example.com
For further information or to get involved on the Bollin Valley Project contact Sharon Thomas, Riverside Community Projects Supervisor on 0845 111 0000