Published by Cheryl Harrison for Stockport Homes in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Environment, Health
Trish Lee and Pippa Prentice receive funding helping them to bring the community together with jubilee celebrations.
Over 100 residents in Brinnington attended the first Stockport Homes Community Count event at St. Luke’s Hall in Brinnington on Monday 21 May.
Residents voted on the percentage of money they thought community projects should receive, funded through Stockport Homes’ Community Fund.
16 groups received over £13,500 of funding in total to go towards events and activities such as Queen’s Jubilee parties, young photography groups, gardening clubs and more.
Trish Lee from Marple bid for and received funding, she said: ‘This is a fantastic event, we have even received a cheque for £424.68 for our Jubilee Celebrations event in a few weeks. We want to continue to build relationships with our friends and neighbours and this funding will help us to achieve this.’ Pippa Prentice added: ‘We will be applying again for community funding in the future and will be thinking about what trips and projects we can do to bring our community together.’
Residents were also consulted on Estate Improvement Budget requests, funded through Stockport Homes, at the event. All 30 requests for funding were approved.
Also in attendance were: Glendale, helping people to create beautiful hanging baskets; Repair 1st (Stockport Homes’ repairs service) giving advice to customers, Stockport Homes’ Funding Officer was on hand to assist with future funding applications; Stockport Council’s recycling team; children’s activities were provided by spots and stripes and Stockport Council’s community safety unit, an advisor from Stockport Homes anti-social behaviour team and energy advisors were all on hand to answer any queries.
The West Community Count event will be taking place on Wednesday 30 May 2012, 2.00pm until 5:30pm at Bridgehall Community Centre, Siddington Avenue. www.stockporthomes.org/count