Community fun day to make Hattersley cleaner, safer, greener, healthier and happier
Published by Peter Bird for New Charter Housing Trust Group in Communities and also in Housing
Nora The Owl attends community event with Green Charter Team
New Charter Homes joined forces with Peak Valley Housing to hold their first ever joint event in Hattersley. They were joined on the day by partners and councillors from across the borough for this community fun day with a difference.
Rather than looking at just one area for improvement the fun day was aimed at making the neighbourhood in Hattersley cleaner, safer, greener, healthier and happier.
The event started in the morning with a three hour community clean-up on a grand scale with volunteers and residents working together moving household waste and rubbish into skips located at various points across Hattersley.
New Charter’s director of communities, Emma Wilson, said: “We were so pleased to be holding our first event in Hattersley in partnership with Peak Valley Housing. Working with partners to achieve the promises we have made in our neighbourhood plans demonstrates how much can be accomplished and we would like to thank all the organisations that were involved.”
On completion of the clean-up a host of agencies and community groups provided advice and guidance to residents on unemployment, health issues, recycling, community safety, food banks, security and fire prevention.
The New Charter bus was also on site promoting New Charter’s services, especially those of the SWAT team and providing table top activities for young people to engage in Easter cake decorating.
As well as activity on the bus there was other fun family activity including a raffle, face painting, healthy refreshments and New Charters very own mascot Nora The Owl.
The police and fire service, Tameside Council’s Recycling and Clean and Safe teams all got involved in the event.