A Government-funded initiative that brings together school pupils and local charities, with the aim of inspiring the next generation of socially aware active citizens, is being launched in 13 schools in North West, including nine in Greater Manchester. The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) encourages teams of 13-16 year olds to find a grassroots charity operating in their area that they believe is making the most positive impact in their neighbourhoods.
As part of the public consultation on Trafford Council's Budget for 2013/14, proposals have been put forward to reduce the number of Surestart centres across the borough. The public consultation is now running and will close on January 14th. All details of the proposed cuts to the Children and Young People's Service budget (and the budget changes for other council services) can be found at www.trafford.gov.uk/budget2013/serviceproposals.asp there is also information on how you can respond to these proposed changes.
Trafford MVs Rugby Club host a Grand Bonfire Night every year.
This year Trafford MVs Rugby Club are giving away free tickets to families at Genie Networks. Family tickets are normally £10 but will be free to Genie families. There will be a big fire, lots of fireworks, hot food, hot drinks, bar, music – a great night!
Date: Monday 5th November.
Gates Open: 6.00pm with the fire lit at 6:30pm and the fireworks around 7:15pm.
Venue: Macpherson Park, Finneybank Road, Off Glebelands Rd, Sale, Cheshire, M33 6LR.
Sale Moor Community Partnership (SMCP) are about to undertake a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) to find the needs of all local residents in relation to services, activities, housing, crime and environment and other issues that affect them.
SMCP are currently recruiting Community Researchers who will be involved in designing the questionnaire and then interviewing local residents to ensure that as many people as possible get to give their views.
Genie Networks is a local charity supporting Deaf People and their Families. They have been chosen as one of the charities for the Manchester Evening News Wish Campaign and will be sharing a cash pot of £25,000 with other chosen charities.
The Manchester Evening News will be printing every day four tokens from Monday 8th October until Saturday 17th November. Bonus tokens will also appear in the newspaper. The more tokens Genie Networks collect the larger the amount of cash they receive!
VCAT learned last week that we have been unsuccessful in our application to Trafford Council to continue to deliver infrastructure services to the local sector. We are obviously bitterly disappointed by this decision, which brings to a conclusion a difficult 18 month period of negotiation with the local authority over our contract with them.