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Thank you to all those who have given their approval and offers of support to this project.
The public reaction to this idea has been wonderful to see, and the passion and commitment shines through in all the horse riders' comments.
These will be very useful in gathering evidence to show to Wigan Council that there is an urgent need to address the issues sooner rather than later.
An email has been sent out to everyone who expressed an interest in getting involved, inviting them along to a Zoom meeting on Tuesday 29th November at 7pm.

The agenda is as follows:

To establish the aims of the working group by gathering evidence from horse riders to show if there is an urgent need for a joined up bridleway in Haigh.

Objectives:
Use an OS Map of the area on a shared screen to discuss the following questions: (The bridleways are the large green dashed lines, small ones are footpaths)
What is the current situation?
Has it changed from the past situation? If so, how has it changed?
Do you feel safe riding in Haigh? Are there any dangers? If so, how can these be addressed?
What would you like to see change, and where?
Can you identify a potential route for a joined up bridleway?

Next steps:
To take the findings of this meeting to Wigan Council with a view to setting up a joint working group with a balance of members.

If you would like to get involved, its not too late, just click you'd like to get involved and I will get back to you with details.












Categories: Ideas into Action, Announcement, posted on 22 Nov 2022

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Great response from the Haigh Community towards establishing a joined up Bridleway in Haigh.
Lots of horse riders have put forward some very good suggestions, ideas, and reasons why there is an urgent need for this to be addressed.

Emails will be sent out shortly to all those who have volunteered to be part of a working group, with an invitation to take part in a virtual meeting via Zoom.

Categories: Ideas into Action, posted on 22 Nov 2022

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Voting came to a close on the 15 th of August 2022 and we have awarded 10 projects for this round of YCYC. With an overall of 297 votes, we will now be working with our contractors to turn these projects to life! The projects awarded are:

Communal seating and vegetable patch for community gardening to aid Mental Health and social isolation
- Location: Teal House, Blackwater, Camberley,
- Money received: £2,402.02
- Number of votes: 17

Communal seating and community allotment improvements
- Location: Freefolk Manor Cottages, Whitchurch, Basingstoke & Deane
- Money received: £11,326.55
- Number of votes: 17

Raised Beds, Community Bench and Herb Gardens
- Location: Edward May Court, Bournemouth, Dorset
- Money received: £3,196
- Number of votes: 95

Community Noticeboards
- Location: Somerford, Christchurch, Dorset
- Money received: £7,605
- Number of votes: 18

Enhancements to community green space such as eco-planters, solar-powered water features, water butts, community leaf vacuum
- Location: Briary Road, Portishead, Somerset
- Money received: £9,223.99
- Number of votes: 14

Communal gardens and outdoor facility improvements
- Location: Woodhill court, Portishead, Somerset
- Money received: £14,119.99
- Number of votes: 18

Two new communal benches
- Location: Lansdown Road, Farringdon, Oxfordshire
- Money received: £2,396.40
- Number of votes: 17

Secret Garden Project run by a community interest organisation rejuvenating areas within Newbury that have fallen into decline, making them much more attractive and useful for the community.
- Location: Northcroft, Newbury, Berkshire
- Money received: £12,000
- Number of votes: 50

Communal sitting area for Residents
- Location: St. Johns flats, Ryde, Isle of Wight
- Money received: £2,562
- Number of votes: 15

Community Communal Garden improvements
- Location: St Denys, Southampton, Hampshire
- Money received: £4,863.30
- Number of votes: 36

If you’d like to find out more, you can read about the projects here:
https://vocaleyes.org/vocaleyes/group/ideas/id/13131/active/1

Thank you to everyone who voted. Please give us your feedback on your experience using Vocaleyes to vote on projects: https://forms.office.com/r/RQ7thtK9vy

posted on 17 Nov 2022

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Voting came to a close on the 15 th of August 2022 and we have awarded 10 projects for this round of YCYC. With an overall of 297 votes, we will now be working with our contractors to turn these projects to life! The projects awarded are:

Communal seating and vegetable patch for community gardening to aid Mental Health and social isolation

Location: Teal House, Blackwater, Camberley,
Money received: £2,402.02
Number of votes: 17
Communal seating and community allotment improvements

Location: Freefolk Manor Cottages, Whitchurch, Basingstoke & Deane
Money received: £11,326.55
Number of votes: 17
Raised Beds, Community Bench and Herb Gardens

Location: Edward May Court, Bournemouth, Dorset
Money received: £3,196
Number of votes: 95
Community Noticeboards

Location: Somerford, Christchurch, Dorset
Money received: £7,605
Number of votes: 18
Enhancements to community green space such as eco-planters, solar-powered water features, water butts, community leaf vacuum

Location: Briary Road, Portishead, Somerset
Money received: £9,223.99
Number of votes: 14
Communal gardens and outdoor facility improvements

Location: Woodhill court, Portishead, Somerset
Money received: £14,119.99
Number of votes: 18
Two new communal benches

Location: Lansdown Road, Farringdon, Oxfordshire
Money received: £2,396.40
Number of votes: 17
Secret Garden Project run by a community interest organisation rejuvenating areas within Newbury that have fallen into decline, making them much more attractive and useful for the community.

Location: Northcroft, Newbury, Berkshire
Money received: £12,000
Number of votes: 50
Communal sitting area for Residents

Location: St. Johns flats, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Money received: £2,562
Number of votes: 15
Community Communal Garden improvements

Location: St Denys, Southampton, Hampshire
Money received: £4,863.30
Number of votes: 36
If you’d like to find out more, you can read about the projects here:
https://vocaleyes.org/vocaleyes/group/ideas/id/13131/active/1

Thank you to everyone who voted. Please give us your feedback on your experience using Vocaleyes to vote on projects: https://forms.office.com/r/RQ7thtK9vy

posted on 17 Nov 2022

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We had a great night at the cash and chips last night. Thanks to everyone who came along.

We spent £800 between us on great community ideas. £650 in total from this pot.

Sandra and friends went home with £150 for an elf based Christmas party at St Andrews so keep your eyes peeled for the invite from our Christmas Cracker cash.

Phil bagged £250 to grow his recycling bikes idea. He wants every child in the area to own a bike and also get men involved in repairing and fixing bikes. So keep your eyes out for more information and if you’re looking to get rid of a child or adults bike let him now. The money will be spent on spare parts for the bikes and a bit of promotion.
We also allocated £400 to pay for two more dog poo bag dispensers and a years supply of bags. Any streets / local areas that would like to pitch for one of these can come to the next event in Feb.
People are going to get together in the new year to take forward ideas about community defibrillator, support for men; friendship benches; caring for carers and a memorial space for babies we never held, or didn’t hold for long enough.
If you fancy getting involved in any of these ideas let us know and we’ll invite you along.
Watch out too for the next get together in February where we’ll be talking more about these ideas and voting on ones that are ready for cash.
We’ll also be asking people with small business ideas who might be able to try them out with a bit of extra cash to come and pitch their idea.
And a great big thank you to the Wellfield for hosting us. People were really surprised at the space in there and how warm the place is. (We have the cost of living event there on Thursday)
Another big thank you to Paul from Gidlow Plaice for the tasty chips and the tasty discount he offered.
And to Phyll Cullen for her ongoing support and joining us. Joan at Bookcycle won’t be able to believe that she ate some chips

posted on 9 Nov 2022

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