Grass roots movement proves power is with the people
The Amble Community Team or ACT came about as a result of community concerns about the state of the leisure and recreational facilities in Amble. At a meeting held in August which was well attended by members of the community it was agreed that the leisure and recreational facilities in Amble could do with a little bit of TLC by those residing in the town.
Out of this meeting a group was formed by the enthusiastic Geoff Edwards. Through the use of social media ( Facebook and Twitter) the Amble Community Team (ACT) has been created. A committee has been formed and is in the throes of forming a constitution which will allow them to apply for funding to assist in their aims.
Already one area of Amble is being tackled with great success – the Welfare Recreation Ground. Members of Amble Development Trust and Amble Town Council joined other volunteers, in some cases with children in tow, to tidy up the playground, skate park and MUGA’S area. People gave up evenings and sometimes a few hours a day.
The group is intending to obtain funding to upgrade and decorate the pavilion to provide refreshments at the well attended football matches, and look at possible funding opportunities for further use of the field for football and other sporting events.
Chairman of the group, Geoff Edwards, said, “ The aim is to improve the leisure facilities in Amble and to encourage the residents and local community to take pride in the facilities in the town. Already we have seen what a few willing volunteers can do to an area of the town and we hope to spread to other parts of the town over the coming months”
For further information about the group and their events you can contact them via:
Amble Commmunity Team