A brand new committee aimed at creating and improving services in Shiregreen has met for the first time to mark Community Centre Week 2016.
Earlier this week, staff from Sanctuary Housing organised the inaugural meeting of the Shiregreen Community Committee, where group members talked about the local area and how it could be celebrated and enhanced.
With Community Centre Week – running from 19-25 July 2016 – commemorating the value of local community centres, the meeting was held at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, which offers a range of invaluable services to residents including toddler groups and a social café.
Top of the agenda was the newly appointed members having the chance to get to know each other and sharing their experiences of Shiregreen. The group also discussed their aspirations for the future of the area and how to address any issues that are important to the community.
Richard Wilson, member of the Shiregreen Community Committee, said: “I am delighted to be a part of Shiregreen’s new community committee. Shiregreen is already a great place to live and work but, as with neighbourhoods all over the country, there are always things that can be enhanced and I am looking forward to seeing what we can do.”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, commented: “Community Centre Week 2016 gave us the ideal opportunity to organise the first meeting of the Shiregreen Community Committee in a venue that’s so important to local residents.
“With ongoing support from Sanctuary, the committee is dedicated to achieving great things for the benefit of local people.”