Whittington Fete supported by Community Chest Fund

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Thousands of people flocked to Whittington Fete last week (Monday 28 August 2017) hosted by community partnership group, Whittington Together.

Whittington Together includes 13 local volunteer and charity organisations with the goals of working together, learning from each other, engaging with local businesses and youngsters and ultimately, bringing the community together.

Having previously supported the partnership we were delighted to grant further funding of £500 through our Community Chest Fund for a gazebo.

Ian Johnson, Chairman of Whittington Together, said:

“In 2016 Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing provided a grant of £500 to help form the community group Whittington Together. This year, a further grant provided us with a gazebo that has helped us build our identity and to promote our activities which we undertake to benefit the community of Whittington near Oswestry.”

Not one to miss out, we also took the opportunity to have a presence at the fete to talk to people and answer their questions.

Sharon Whitechurch, Shropshire Towns and Rural Housing's Involvement and Empowerment Officer, said:

“The weather was glorious and the fete was really well attended. We have a large number of homes in the surrounding areas and it is a great way to meet our customers. We really enjoy attending events such as these so we can reach the wider community and showcase what we do.”

Everything we do has our vision at its core: listening to our residents, together we create quality homes and vibrant communities.

One of the things we do to help realise this, is to set aside a budget each year to invest into our Community Chest Fund, a grant of up to £750 that any community group or individual can apply for to fund community based projects.

Eligibility for funding through the Community Chest is met by your project falling into at least one of four categories:

  • Making communities safer with things such as school walking groups or extra security lighting.
  • Making your local area greener or more attractive by the planting of shrubbery or other similar projects.
  • Making the area cleaner by holding educational workshops or clean up days.
  • Projects that bring communities together and encourage better relations between neighbours.

If you have a project you would like to be considered for funding by our panel of tenants or would like more information on the Community Chest Fund click here, where an application form can be found.

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Events

Clean up session with a skip, Weston Close in Shifnal

From 24.07.2018 to 24.07.2018

We’ll be on the grass area at Weston Close in Shifnal on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 2pm until 4pm as part of a series of summer events.

Clean up session with a skip, Meadow Drive in Shifnal

From 24.07.2018 to 24.07.2018

We’ll be at Meadow Drive in Shifnal on Tuesday 24th July 2018 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm as part of a series of summer events.

Pop up and estate walkabout, Fitzalan Close in Whittington

From 25.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

We’ll be in Fitzalan Close in Whittington on Wednesday 25th July 2018 from 2pm until 4pm as part of a series of summer events.

Sheltered scheme drop in, Llwynfields in Oswestry

From 25.07.2018 to 25.07.2018

We’ll be visiting Llwynfields sheltered housing scheme in Oswestry on Wednesday 25th July 2018 as part of our series of summer events.

Clean up session and children’s fun morning, Castlefields in Oswestry

From 31.07.2018 to 31.07.2018

We’ll be in Castlefields in Oswestry on Tuesday 31st July 2018 from 10am until 12pm as part of a series of summer events.