The Parish Council and other community groups, particularly the Best Kept Village Group, work hard to provide and maintain facilities for parishioners and visitors to enjoy and will continue to do so; plans are in hand to make improvements to the canal tow path, update the play area facilities and carry out essential maintenance on all recreation areas including the boardwalk and village green. All these facilities are there for everyone’s benefit and understandably the Parish Council was very disappointed when some of the much-loved local facilities were targeted by a few vandals in the spring. It is pleasing to report that our working relationship with Stafford Police has improved and the Parish Council and local Police Officers worked closely to gather information that led to a number of arrests and verbal warnings. Carrying out repairs to damaged play equipment has cost approximately £1,500, which prevents funds being used on planned projects.
Fortunately, these sort of incidents are uncommon in this parish but it is heartening to know that when problems do arise, the community pull together to rectify damage and share information that proves very useful. Local trade people contacted the parish office after the damage to the park and Grosvenor centre offering to help repair damage, free of charge – just as they did in 2017 when the Boardwalk was partially destroyed.
GG’s Youth Club Update
GG’s Carnival Float on Saturday 15th June
It’s been another successful couple of months for GG’s Youth Club; we have had a few parties and we also had a float in carnival parade. We have some events coming up, especially with GFest this year, including a treasure hunt & BBQ and a Quiz Night Fundraiser, so why not get a team together and come along? If you’d like to register a team, please contact the Leader. We are looking into going on a trip later in the year too!
GG’s has recently appointed a new member of Staff, Kayleigh Cooper, as deputy Youth Club Leader. Her role will be to assist the Youth Leader in day-to-day tasks, act as leader when Jordan is on holiday, and to be a dedicated 2nd pair of hands. We welcome her to the team.
If your child would like to come to GG’s Youth Club on Wednesdays (School Years 4, 5 and 6) or Thursdays (School Yrs 7, 8, 9), please contact Jordan, Youth Club Leader, on 07715 392345.