Come down to the Gurdwara, Dudley Road West on January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 3pm to 5.00pm for Free Fun Activities for 6 to 12 year olds.
for details see https://www.facebook.com/letsplaysandwell
Don’t forget, we are inviting all our members, volunteers, and groups who we have worked with as well as residents to join us for a meal and networking at the Toby Carvery on 12/12/2018. Meet for 6.15 and seated for 6.30pm. Come along – you are invited. See the banner on Tividale Park or the poster attached.
Following our AGM last month and election of our new committee this is our first regular meeting of our group in its 4th year as a constitutional friends group.
We are approaching autumn and soon to be Christmas so lets decide what we want to achieve in that period and by when
The Gurdwara, Dudley Road West Tividale, Oldbury B69 2PJ at 6.30pm
All members of the Community wit an interest in Tividale Park are welcome
Friends of Tividale Park held their AGM on 4th September at the Gurdwara, Dudley Road West Tividale, Oldbury B69 2PJ.
Our Working Group Committee 2018/2019
|Vice Chair||Barbara Blewitt|
|Child Protection||Megan Morris|
Their first official duty were for the Chair and Vice chair to attend a Friends Forum meeting on Thursday 6th September at Lightwoods House with Sandwell’s cabinet Member for Leisure Cllr Bill Gavan and our Parks Manager Darren Jones.
This was attended by around 30 people including around 15 Park Friends groups – a rare opportunity to meet other groups and exchange ideas.
It is planned to make this a quarterly event.
The £2000 Community Grant awarded by Midcounties Co-op has been spent and items for Tividale park are now on order for delivery Late October. We hope to get the WW1 commemorative bench installed for Armistice day.
For the full story see our website Goals page.:
The National Express Foundation is central to National Express Group’s support for the wider community in which we operate in the UK.
The public order disturbances in July 2011 highlighted the issues facing young people living in inner-city areas in the UK. The disturbances involved a disproportionate number of people in the 15-24 year age group. Unemployment, boredom and lack of motivation among this group were all cited as factors.
The Foundation aims to tackle these issues in two ways:
Our support is currently directed at organisations in the former West Midlands county boundary (served by our bus business) and the Medway, Gravesend and Longfield areas of Kent served by our Kings Ferry and Clarke’s commuter coach services (postcodes ME1-12, ME14, DA3, DA11, DA12 and DA13).
In 2018 we secured two grants from the Co-op, the first for chairs which were put to use at our Gala event on 07th July, and £2000 initially earmarked to buy three or four bespoke benches, as per our 2017 goals see http://www.friendsoftividalepark.org.uk/?page_id=702
In March we were consulted by Sandwell Council on the positioning of six new benches which were installed shortly afterwards. Having applied and received the grant money, we have since reconsidered how best to use the money from the Co-op, keeping to the original intent.
Subject Sandwell Council agreement and Co-op agreement Friends of Tividale Park are planning to spend £1786.80 (inc VAT and delivery) on one bench and one pencil bin (to replace the one near the playground) and the balance on wooden art work.
The new bin will fit in well with the playground and encourage people to use it rather than the floor. We plan to also apply for Tesco’s Bags for Life for our next grant.
Vote for the bench you want in the park – The votes cast will be added to those of the groups members. The winning bench announced at our next meeting (August 14th).
How to vote: via this post or by email to email@example.com
Simply state Bench#1 or Bench#2
Not long now! Come along and support your community event, volunteer organised.
Could volunteers meet in the park on 01/7/18 near the yellow barriers to run through a briefing on the event; this is so everyone know there roles and what we need to do in various scenarios.
Meeting time is 11am and will aim to keep it to no more than 30 minutes.
Volunteers need to be on duty for 8.30 at the Tividale Park Black Country Festival on Saturday 7th July.
If you can’t make the briefing, don’t worry let the organiser know and we can run through it on the day. (max@ tividale-park.org.uk)