Residents unite to save lots of Burtonwood playgroup from closing

A COMMUNITY has banded collectively to save lots of the one playgroup in a village after it was confronted with closure.

Cheeky Cherubs Help and Play Group, which operates out of Burtonwood Neighborhood Centre on Inexperienced Jones Forehead, has now reopened.

The group began to fail, with low member numbers and the lease on the room rent not being paid.

Nonetheless, villagers have shaped a brand new committee to run it and the group reopened on Friday.

“It’s Burtonwood’s solely playgroup and we didn’t need to see it shut down,” mentioned committee member Lindsey McDowell.

“We even have a month-to-month child weigh-in clinic, normally on the primary Friday of every month with Bridgewater employees, so this actually is an area amenity that deserves to be saved.

“Everybody on the committee is a volunteer, that includes a mixture of ages. Some juggle work, however they’re dedicated to getting the playgroup again to being an excellent place for households and kids.

“We’ve all the time marketed ourselves as a playgroup and a help group, as we would like dad and mom, grandparents and caregivers to really feel as if they’ll come for recommendation or a cup of tea and a chat whereas the youngsters play safely.

Residents unite to save lots of Burtonwood playgroup from closing

Kids having fun with Burtonwood’s new playgroup

“It is also nice for kids to play collectively earlier than they go as much as college, as they’ll learn to share and type friendships with one another.”

The playgroup is for kids aged as much as 4 years, and it runs each Friday from 9.30am to 11.20am time period time, with plans to run by the college holidays after the summer season.

Among the many actions out there are messy play trays, a tender space for infants, totally different toy set-ups every week, snack time and a sing-song or a narrative on the finish.

The group prices £1.50 per session, which features a drink and a snack for the youngsters. Tea, espresso and toast is in the stores for adults.

The committee can be making an attempt to boost cash for a brand new storage shed after vandals badly broken the present one.

This has meant there isn’t any actual storage for toys, tables and chairs for the youngsters, with a summer season social gathering for kids leaving to begin college and a Christmas social gathering amongst early fundraising concepts.

Different fundraisers embrace stalls at fayres, bingo nights and raffles, with the purpose to boost sufficient to purchase a brand new steel out of doors storage shed.

To maintain updated with the playgroup, go to the Cheeky Cherubs Help and Play Group on Fb.

Hafidah Rosyid

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