Cheadle Town Council has taken steps to “further strengthen community values” for those using its Tean Road site over the forthcoming school summer holidays. Councillors agreed to trial a Community Reassurance Programme which is aimed at encouraging and supporting users of the recreation ground and its facilities.
Cheadle Town Council has taken steps to “further strengthen community values” for those using its Tean Road site over the forthcoming school summer holidays.
Councillors agreed to trial a Community Reassurance Programme which is aimed at encouraging and supporting users of the recreation ground and its facilities.
As well as providing social inclusion amongst the varied groups who use the park, the programme, which began on Monday (July 12), is also set to focus on supporting and inspiring community activity for all age groups and abilities.
Cheadle Town Council is initially funding the trial for 15 hours per week over eight weeks, with a view to securing more long term funding should the programme be effective.
Youth Worker Nicky Derrette has been employed by the council to carry out the Community Reassurance Programme and she has been joined by volunteer Annie Devereux.
Cheadle Town Clerk Dave Mullington said: “This is a positive and progressive step for the community, and councillors were naturally very supportive of this programme.
“It combines reassurance for those who use the park, and motivates community activity at the same time.
“We are looking to reduce anti-social behaviour, promote good standards and build relationships across the site.”
Dave added: “Nicky Derrette is an experienced Youth Worker who will encourage community values in the younger generation, and this will undoubtedly promote reassurance and inclusion.
“Annie Devereux has volunteered to work alongside Nicky for experience, and will provide a natural connection with young people.
“The programme will target the key times and areas of the park that have proven to be the most challenging, and we will measure its success as we go along.”
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