WORKING TO ENHANCE OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD

Since the original Parish Plan was prepared 10 years ago we have completed all the projects listed below which were suggested by residents. Now is time to look again at our future so please let us know what you think – the good, the bad, what you would like to change and what new improvements you would like to see. Just jot your thoughts and ideas on a Post-it Note and stick it on the panel on the right. We promise your voice will be heard.

To achieve all these aims the group has raised all the funding
– over £350,000 –
without cost to residents.

 

Tell us how we can make Werrington even better – It’s your call

Our achievements so far. Thank you for helping take us forward: 

  • Parish Plan started May 2008
  • 1st Public meeting July 2008
  • Name changed to Werrington Community Volunteers Group
  • WCVG takes the lead on developing responses to issues concerning young people
  • Formation of Werrington Young Persons Support Group with local police
  • 2010 Friday Youth Club set up – now in its eighth year – awarded the Les Simmons Youth Group Impact Award for Staffordshire.
  • Launch of Community Funday – now in 9th year
  • Werrington’s Got Talent Shows
  • 2 Challenge Days at Moorside High School
  • Re-launch of historic Pancake Race now in 6th year
  • 40 young people taken to Snowdome, then trips to Go Karting, Bowling, Skating, Cosford air show x 2, Imperial War Museum x 2, Awesome Walls……. All these intergenerational projects
  • Werrington in Bloom – nearly 2,000 blooms planted each year
  • Litter pick in conjunction with SMDC
  • Primary School pupils planted pots and gave them to the Senior Citizens in the bungalows
  • Dog Fouling Campaign with SMDC resulting in posters attached to posts around the village and stencils on the pavements
  • Ziggy-Zaggy campaign in conjunction with the Primary School to raise awareness of road safety and parking issues.
  • Silver Surfers intergenerational computer introduction project with Moorside – now in 6th year
  • Loop System installed in Village Hall
  • KIDZ2KIDZ Christmas campaign for disadvantaged children launched – now in 6th year
  • Jubilee Garden built and constructed established with help from SMDC & YOI
  • Opening ceremony for volunteer lead Community Library
  • Seating at Jubilee Garden
  • Seating top of Johnstone Ave
  • Special Sensory Garden at the Library designed for wheelchair access
  • Christmas Trees planted around the area
  • Christmas lights switch on helped by Primary School
  • Community Lottery to raise funds for the village
  • Village Life magazine – now in sixth year
  • Patients Participation Group – awarded “outstanding” by CQC
  • Library and Wellbeing Centre – first of its kind in the UK
  • Community Shop which funds wellbeing services for the whole village
  • Storage Unit to extend library space
  • Scarecrow Weekends
  • Royal British Legion base and fund raising centre
  • Poppy Projects involving the community in making poppies
  • Remembrance Day Reception
  • Special resident awareness displays in the Library
  • Neighbourhood Focus meetings
  • First 24/7 Defibrillator installed in the library
  • Now exploring first-of-its-kind Defibrillator Drones for the Moorlands
  • Craft activities for children and adults in the Library and Wellbeing centre
  • Knit and Natter … make blankets and hats for Neo Natal unit, Easter chickens to sell to raise funds for the library + Christmas stockings etc. and baby clothes
  • Other groups in library, Chess, Ukulele, Creative Writing + Wellbeing Groups
  • Over 800 wellbeing activities & over 150 community events organised
  • DMH Coffee Mornings
  • Slimming World Healthy Eating sessions in the library
  • Successfully petitioned against Travellers’ Site and meeting in Village Hall
  • Healthy eating vegetable planters provided for the Primary School
  • Moorlands Radio “Village Life” broadcasts
  • Work experience sessions for young people in the library
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme support
  • Princes Trust scheme support
  • Edible Garden in Primary School