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Celebration enjoyed by all at Silverdale Park

18 August 2014
Performers help to celebrate the re-opening of the pavillion at Silverdale Park.

Sanctuary Housing helps Silverdale residents to celebrate the transformation of their local community park.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council brought all generations together to admire the new restoration work of the Silverdale Park Pavilion, which was previously closed due to vandalism.

The Pavilion now features a stunning gallery of paintings and photographs highlighting the community’s heritage over the last 100 years. Accompanying the beautiful display, the bowling green, community centre and kitchen facilities also received a much-needed facelift.

Sanctuary Housing was one of several partners who supported the event through a donation from their Grand Ideas Fund. Activities on the day included bowls, choir singing, storytelling, face-painting, DJ workshops, and even a bouncy castle.

Natalie Snell, senior partnerships officer from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, said: “The event was to mark the new beginning of the park and the community. The renovation work brought residents of all ages together to put their stamp on the Pavilion, so the entire neighbourhood could be proud of their community hub.”

Jason Griffiths, housing officer from Sanctuary, added: “An event to celebrate the restoration of the pavilion and park was an excellent idea and we were delighted that our funding could help bring the community together in this way.”

Grand Ideas Fund

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is one of many across England to benefit from Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund.  Now in its third year, the fund offers up to £1,000 to groups that need financial support to help deliver activities within their local community for the benefit of local residents.

For more details on how to apply for Grand Ideas funding, please contact the Sanctuary Housing Community Investment team on 01905 335 441 or email community@sanctuary-housing.co.uk