It takes hard work and dedication to organise and run a community action group that can really make a difference. The Athersley South Action Group are a great example for anyone thinking of giving it a go. Here’s what they have to say about themselves:
The Athersley South Action Group came together during the summer of 2008 when the churchside Community Park was opened unofficially.We are a group of residents who were brought together by the dissapointment of vandalism and overall neglect of the park.At various meeting's with the church steering group we decided that something had to be done. Athersley South is a fantastic place to live, but what is there here for our kids, so we decided that we would form a community group to help maintain the park and provide activites for the kids.The groups aims are even higher we are still organising Litter picks on the park on a weekly basis and carrying out saftey checks on the equipment. We have organised trips for young people and we are looking into craft clubs, youth clubs and other social events for both children and adults.Athersley South Action Group want to pull the community together to make Athersley South a more fun, safe and enjoyable place to live for all ages.
The annual Gala takes place on Sunday 8th August 2010 and Jolly Good Productions will be there. We will be providing Punch and Judy, Face Painting, Children’s Magic Show and Circus Workshop.
Come and join in the fun.
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