The Organisers have been working for quite a while now with community leader Bev Jones who has been campaigning tirelessly for greater support and representation of Salford residents who are aged 50 plus
We originally met Bev on our first week in the role as Community Organisers and her passion and creativity gave the team the encouragement we needed to take on the task of empowering the community
This month Bevs cause gained some real momentum, having approached representatives from Onward Housing and Salix Homes ( 2 of the areas largest housing associations) at our last "Team Talk" event she has secured funding to help create weekly activities for residents aged 50 and over.
Gang violence, Anti-Social behaviour and Food Poverty were amongst the topics of conversation at the monthly meet up
Are all these negatives linked to one another? and if so would it not make sense for organisations to work closer, share resources and tackle these issues head on?
Representatives from the council, GMP and local housing associations were on hand to answer questions and offer support with any future plans that arise
New builds = new people = new experiences= community; but with all these new properties being built in East Salford its a shame there are no new shops opening to keep money in the local area.
Well after speaking to residents and bringing them together to discuss the issue the community organisers have encouraged them to take it upon themselves to create a community market in the heart of the local community
The market is managed by a team of local residents and the majority of the stalls are owned by members of the local community