The good causes for Eccles are listed below. Please vote for your favourite by Sunday 17 September.
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Eccles Festival Committee
Eccles Festival Committee arrange the annual Eccles Festival event that take places each year in Eccles Town Centre and on Eccles Rec. The long standing brings together all members of the community and provides an opportunity for people to socialise and form friendships. The funding would be used to improve Narbonne Gardens which is part of the Festival. This year Eccles celebrates its 60 years of twinning with Narbonne. The gardens which was opened in June 2007 to celebrate the 50th anniversary takes inspiration from the history and architecture of Narbonne and place them in the heart of Eccles. By improving the gardens and adding some colour it will provide a tranquil place for residents and visitors of Eccles to sit and socialise.
Buzy Bees Sewing Group
We promote and provide social, recreational and educational activities and facilities, promote equal opportunities within the community, work alongside other agencies to promote health and wellbeing, and support one another in difficult times.
We have decided to take a step in a new direction which is very exciting for us. We will be learning new skills in dressmaking, soft furnishings and alterations to clothes. Once we have mastered the basic skills, we will design and create unique cushions and soft furnishings which will be donated to other good causes in the area. We will endeavour to use recycled materials wherever possible to further promote the benefits of recycling.
We would use the funding to buy sewing machines, cottons and threads, material and other necessary equipment.
Chatsworth High School and Community College is a school for young people aged 11-19 with severe learning and physical disabilities. As part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, students from our upper school volunteer on a regular basis within the local community.
We are currently working in Clifton Country Park to assist with tasks such as litter picking, tree lopping, trimming back of bushes and general upkeep of the park. This benefits our students, who are able to work towards accreditation, our community, which benefits from the park, and the park rangers, who value the work our young people have done. We have also built bird and hedgehog boxes which have been placed in our community.
Many young people at our school can often feel restricted from getting involved within their community due to their disability. During our time at Clifton Country Park, students have worked alongside their peers and people of an older generation who have been able to transfer skills and teach our students about gardening and conservation. This supports our inclusion policy and intergenerational work.
We would like to purchase our own gardening equipment so that we can be more flexible and carry out more work within our community. At the moment we are reliant on using tools and equipment provided by the park rangers, which poses problems when they are not available. The equipment would not only support students completing their Duke of Edinburgh Award but would also support students who are taking part in work-related learning.
Eccles Detached Work
We work with young people who may not already use youth services. We provide information and advice around topics such as anti-social behaviour and health issues, as well as running lots of activities including arts, crafts and sport. We can also work one to one with individuals in a school if needed.
Due to funding cuts at the moment, it is difficult to develop programmes of work activities with young people. If we were successful in getting the funding from Recycle and Reward, this would help us run some positive activities in the Eccles area.
If successful, we would use the funding to pay for two tablets, as well as paying for some of the activities and some arts and crafts equipment.
We have recently set up a new group consisting of parents and local volunteers. We are also keen to set up a new family club which will take place after school at Barton Moss Primary School. We will provide a range of positive activities for families to enjoy together to improve health and wellbeing. Activities would include games, cooking, crafts, sports and team building exercises.
All families attending Barton Moss Primary School would benefit, including children, young people, parents and grandparents.
The funding will enable us to purchase essential equipment and materials to run the family club, including sports equipment, cooking ingredients, craft and gardening materials. These much needed resources will enable us to provide free weekly activities for local families to come together and engage in positive activities, improving health and wellbeing and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Friends of Eccles Rec
The Friends of Eccles Rec group helps to keep the park clean and litter free. We have a daily litter picking rota and we are at present putting in raised vegetables beds for the incredible edibles trail.
Hundreds use the park weekly as it’s the nearest and best green space in the area, and these visitors all benefit from the work we do. The children’s play areas are well used, and we hold events such as a party for the Queen’s 90th birthday last year.
If successful, we would use the funding to update our notice boards and install a gate to improve the children’s area. We also need three water butts, so we can recycle water off the bowling clubs roof for our vegetable beds, and some new signs.
We are a group of local residents who dedicate our time to supporting people within our community. We set up a weekly coffee morning over a year ago which runs from Winton Library every Monday morning. We are a dementia friendly group and provide a support network, a listening ear, social activities, reminiscence activities and spiritual awareness. The group is open to anyone to attend from the local community.
We would like to expand the service we currently offer and establish a digital inclusion programme. Our volunteers have successfully completed a BTEC in Adult Learning course, which enables us to deliver training. We would like to target those who are digitally excluded and teach them the skills they need to get online and break down those barriers. The funds would allow us to purchase laptops, dongles and tablets to enable us to launch the new sessions. The scheme would also help to reduce isolation.
Westwood and Alder Park Tenants and Residents Association
We are a group of local residents who live in Westwood and Alder Park. We formed the group over two years ago to enable us to improve the appearance of our neighbourhood, support residents living in the area and to provide social, recreational and educational activities. We organise regular activities for all generations including tea dances, summer holiday clubs, clean up days, employment courses and family events.
We hope to develop a cleaner, greener group made up of local children, adults and families who will deliver regular clean up days. With the funds we would like to buy litter picks, gloves, high vis jackets and t-shirts for volunteers. We will also purchase equipment for events including children's outdoor games.
We are a members only social club with CASC charitable status, however guests are welcome providing they sign in. There are currently over 400 members. Children are welcome until 9pm and dogs are allowed on leads. The club facilities include a lounge, concert/function room and a games room comprising two pool tables, two snooker tables, three dart boards, two flood lit bowling greens, two tennis courts and a beer garden.
We would like to use the funding towards upgrading our lighting systems to reduce our carbon output and to reduce the running costs. This would then enable us to use the money more wisely to benefit the community.
This page was last updated on 25 August 2017