The Bromley Farm Youth Club are very grateful for the support of Congleton Partnership. Bromley Farm Community Development Trust entered the North West in Bloom Neighbourhood competition for 2014 funded by the Congleton Partnership. The funding was an initiative of Congleton Youth Forum to actively encourage young people to get involved in the town’s In Bloom efforts. Below is a copy of the press release, for pictures of the children working hard visit here.
The Bromley Farm In Bloom efforts have been supported by young people from the Bromley Farm neighbourhood as part of the activities of the Bromley Farm youth clubs.
Around 30 young people from our youth clubs participated in gardening themed youth club sessions and have planted and helped to create a colourful area at Bromley Farm Community Centre on Edinburgh Road.
The plan was to transform a drab area of Bromley Farm Community Centre and Recreational Park into a colourful and welcoming area by creating a range of different planting areas using different types of containers and plants.
Young people have learnt new skills and demonstrated that young people are taking the lead to make a positive contribution.
Funding of £175 was secured from Congleton Youth Forum, a sub group of Congleton Partnership and was supported by Congleton Town Council and Cheshire East Council. The funding was an initiative of Congleton Youth Forum to actively encourage young people to get involved in the town’s In Bloom efforts. The funding has enabled young people from Bromley Farm to highlight the community and young people involvement in the town’s entry into the large town section of the North West in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions. Young people have got directly involved in the design, planting and maintenance of the floral displays. The funding has enabled the purchase of materials to plant up a range of hanging baskets, tubs and wire racks that have been positioned on and around the community centre building and to purchase items that has helped with the on-going maintenance including watering cans and some hand tools.
Glen Williams, Chairman of Bromley Farm Community Development Trust said “The North West in Bloom judges were really impressed with the result of the Bromley Farm Youth Club members efforts with the complete transformation of a drab area of the Bromley Farm Community Centre. Young people were at the centre of this project and around 30 young people from the neighbourhood have created a colourful display and have learnt a number of new skills. They have also had a lot of fun being part of this project. We have had many compliments about the floral display and I am really proud telling people that it is young people from Bromley Farm who have created the area. I am very grateful for the support of Congleton Youth Forum and Congleton Partnership which has enabled young people to be involved and make a positive difference to their neighbourhood.”
Bromley Farm Community Development Trust is the resident group of the Bromley Farm neighbourhood and has been making a positive difference for over 10 years providing events, activities and improving the environment. Our aim is to improve the well-being of all residents who live in the neighbourhood.