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Community Events & Activities in our Community Centre. By Lynn Reid Jim Fraser. Why have community events?. Bring community together Promote community spirit Make Elderpark a better place to live Helps staff build up a rapport with tenant

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why have community events
Why have community events?
  • Bring community together
  • Promote community spirit
  • Make Elderpark a better place to live
  • Helps staff build up a rapport with tenant
  • Strengthen partnership working with other agencies
  • Promote the Association – increase demand on waiting list
events 2007 2009
Events 2007 - 2009
  • Fun Day - Sept 2007
  • Fun Day - Jun 2008
  • Fun Day - Sept 2009
  • 3K Children’s Fun Run - Dec 2009
fun day 2008
Fun Day 2008

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of those who attended. People danced in the street to the sound of classics from the 60's through to the 90's

For those sheltering from the rain there was tea, coffee, cakes and lunch bags generously provided by ASDA at Govan. Bingo was a big hit, hosted by the smooth talking Maintenance Officer Derek

fun day 2009
Fun Day 2009

The Day of Fun included magicians, face painters, hair-braiders, dance workshop, bouncy castle, birds of prey, fire engine, arts and crafts, wild-life survival, mini beasts and rain forest displays.

outcomes
Outcomes
  • Prior to 2010 only one event each year
  • Survey results
    • Greater demand for more community events
    • Better use of Community Centre
    • Suggestions for future events
  • 2010 Budget increase to £3000 for community events
2010 events
2010 Events
  • Easter Egg Hunt - Mar 2010
  • Treasure Hunt - May 2010
  • Fun Day / Sports Day – Aug 2010
  • Coffee morning / Bingo – Sept 2010
  • Halloween Parade - Oct 2010
  • Pensioners Christmas Party - Dec 2010
feedback quotes
Feedback Quotes
  • “It’s nice to see the park being used and seeing the children and adults enjoying themselves”
  • “Elderpark Staff do a great job in the community”
  • “Great Day – Everything was well organised and lots of fun”
  • “Wish it was on for longer”
why have a community centre
“Why Have A Community Centre?”
  • Community Space
  • Accessible
  • Additional Services
  • Diversionary Activities
  • Partnering Opportunities
  • Social Return
future plans
Future Plans
  • Operate Independently
  • Increased Tenant Involvement
  • Access to Funding Opportunities
  • Wider Promotion
  • Fully Utilised
  • Increase Range Activities
  • Private functions