WERRINGTON LIBRARY & WELLBEING CENTRE
First of its kind in the UK
A unique project which, not only saved the service from closure but, with its combination of amenities is the first of its kind in the UK and is now being emulated in other parts of the country, a true pathfinder project for the village. As well as maintaining all library services the group have launched a Wellbeing Centre for our older residents, where we have nearly twice the national average, have preserved the Mother & Baby Unit and will be offering general events for all ages. Having nearly lost the facility it is now more popular than ever thanks to our volunteers catering for over 500 visitors each week.
WERRINGTON YOUNG PERSONS SUPPORT GROUP
Awarded the Les Simmons Youth Group Impact Award for Staffordshire.
This group is sponsored and raises its own funds. It is sustainable for the next 5 years. It organises the Friday Club, End of term parties, Intergenerational Visits to War Museum and Cosford, Annual Christmas Party for Primary Children, Annual Christmas Party for 9 to 15 year olds, Silver Surfers in conjunction with Moorside High School, Annual Family Funday, Annual Talent Show, Trips to Snowdome/Go-Karting/Ten Pin Bowling/Ice Skating/Imperial War Museum, Family Barbeques, Disco and Chip Nights, Challenge Days with Moorside High School and the Historic Pancake Race with Primary School
KIDZ2KIDZ DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN FUND
This is funded by the on-going commitments by over 25 sponsors. It supplies Christmas presents to disadvantaged children (500) in the Moorlands with over £60,000 delivered so far, provides financial help to distressed mothers (£3,000), delivers essential toiletry packs to mothers (£4,000) and organises a Christmas Wish project for disabled children.
WERRINGTON PATIENTS PARTICIPATION GROUP
Just awarded “Outstanding” in CQC report
Funded by the Werrington Village Surgery is claimed to be the most successful in Staffordshire. Organised Public Meeting to prevent closure of local Clinic, re-organised reception area in Surgery, organised SCAMS meeting, suggested room split to create two new consulting rooms, organises annual survey from meeting suggestions, currently campaigning on drug shortages, changed national PPG constitution to allow all residents to attend, due to doctor shortage helped re-arrange time schedule to give full coverage and installed DIY Blood Pressure machine.
WERRINGTON COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS GROUP
This group raises its own funds through sponsorship and the Werrington Village Lottery. It is sustainable for the next 5 years.. It organises Werrington in Bloom, Free full colour Village Life community magazine, www.myvillagelifeonline.com community website, Community E-News information service, Jubilee Garden Project, Village Seating, Village Lottery, Neighbourhood Forums, Neighbourhood Watch, Village Life Radio Show, Free media promotion service for local groups, Poppy planting around the village, Residents Consultation Evening and concert, Christmas Trees with community switch-on, Road Safety & Safe Parking campaign for Primary school, provided an Edible Garden for the Primary school. Poppy Man project with British Legion.