The Goldenhill Out & About Club has many aims, but the primary is getting people in the area out and about and putting the Golden back into the Hill.
The Out & About Club have a strong committed working committee, which has been very busy since the club first started back in September 2009.
In fact due to fund raising the Out & About Club have a healthy bank balance so they can continue and build on our work which entails:
- Running a weekly meeting have over 100 members on the books and a regular core of 30+ attenders
- Speakers Trips Meals Quizzes Bingo and refreshments and chatter
- Fund raising for the installation and purchase of 2 archival and vandal proof seats previously there wasn't a SINGLE seat in the area despite the majority of our population being over 50+
- Towards the end of Autumn 2010 the Out & About Club planted over 2000 daffodil bulbs the length of the High St with the help of the Fire and Police service Children and teachers from our local schools, AIT council staff and our Out and About members
- Flower tubs on the park in Garbett St
- Hosted a T Dance for Respect week
- Had positive publicity from the Sentinel with regard to the exciting bulb planting day
- Begun to create a positivity not only to our residents but to all people who pass through our village onthe way to work or into the city
I asked Chris Humphreys one of the key members of the club what have been the best moments?
So many The day we opened Sept 2009 Trips especially Southport and Bury .Halloween Trick or Treat afternoon still makes me smile The day the beautiful seats were installed but probably for me the BEST feel good day was the BULB PLANTING It was GREAT and can't wait for spring
Grand Plans Watch this space!!!!
What was life like before the out and about club?
There was no club before O+A and we hope members have enjoyed less loneliness and isolation and that we have encouraged community well being and started to improve our village.
Who can join the club?
No age range All are welcome We ask 50p to join and £1 each week including refreshments We always try to make people welcome smile and talk to them and put them at ease.
What has local support been like for the club?
We get support from and have worked with the council the police the fire service our local councillor does her surgery once a month on club day Vast Schools Ageuk social services Health Authority Local care homes Local businesses and goldenhill slim together group
And your plans for the future?
We would like to get our local businesses involved in the village improvement which can only be beneficial to them and their customers
The only other thing to say is Come along. You will be very welcome.