Ferham Primary School

By Dan Barron, Community Organiser

Initially RotherFed were engaging with multiple partners as part of the Ferham Steering groups including Ferham Primary School at the beginning of 2020. The consensus was that greenspaces in Ferham were scarce such as allotments and were originally looking at doing a greenspaces project that would encourage people to use this space again and make better use of the local parks etc. However, the steering group have not met again until October 2020 due to COVID19. This had changed the priorities for several groups over the year.

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Litter Picking in Ferham

RotherFed had organised several litter picks in Ferham park as part of the Green Spaces campaign to help maintain and improve local greenspaces in Masbrough. The litter picks have attracted 6 volunteers over the activities and has managed to clear 15 bags of waste from the park so far.

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Leverton Way TARA

I first spoke to Peter Keyworth from Leverton Way Tara in January/February 2020 when my areas changed and Dalton/Thrybergh became part of my new area. I arranged to meet Peter and his group at the Dorothy Taylor Centre where the groups meet on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 I never got chance to do this.

I have however spoken to Peter a few times since the lockdown in March to make sure that himself and the other members of the group are doing okay, looking after themselves and to let him know that RotherFed are here to support in any way we can. Peter told me that they were all looking out for each other and helping one another where possible i.e. helping with prescriptions, shopping etc.

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East Herringthorpe Litter Pickers

By Rob Gooding, Community Organiser

Natalie set up the East Herringthorpe litter picking group a year ago because she was fed up with the amount of rubbish on the street spoiling the view from her home. In that time the group have managed to remove 367 black bags of litter that works out to around 4 tones of rubbish or around 92 Wheelie bins from East Herringthorpe, as well as areas of fly tipping and blocked drains that have all been reported to street pride.

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Mowbray Musers

By Brandon Freeman, Community Organiser

After working in the local community library over the last year – Mowbray Gardens Library, I met a few individuals and groups that needed some additional support. One of the groups that I met was the Buddies group which is an offshoot of another local successful group in the library where members meet weekly to socialise, play games and develop their confidence. Some of the members suffer from mental health issues and have additional needs so this group is a real lifeline in the community.

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Canklow Rainbow Kids Club and Wildlife Trust

By Rob Gooding, Community Organiser

Canklow Rainbow Kids Club have started a project with the wildlife trust with the first session starting on 26th February 2020. The aims of the project is to teach the children about conservation, wildlife and how to better use the green spaces around them this will be supported by a focus group made up of local residents, groups and partner stakeholders including the local school and Friends of Boston Castle. The aims of the focus group will be to improve and maintain the woodland and park area between Canklow and Boston Castle as well as increasing the usage of the woodland.

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Shaftesbury House Digital Drop-In

By Dan Barron, Community Organiser

John has been attending digital sessions for 6 weeks at the Shaftesbury House Digital Drop-in from the ‘Get Connected’ project. John knew very little about smartphones and tablets and has had very little experience of using digital technology.

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