Burnley community groups sign up to new pact
9:00pm Friday 25th May 2012 in News
A HOST of Burnley neighbourhoods have agreed to work together by signing a new pact.
The Community Voice agreement will see residents’ groups form partnerships on large projects.
Thursby Garden Community Action Group, Brunshaw Action Group, Palace House and Woodbine Tenants’ and Residents’ Association, Lowerbank Hall Community Action Group and Central Briercliffe Road Action Group all signed the deal which was proposed by Calico Homes.
Richard Chipps, chair of the Thursby group, said: “The agreement is a fantastic development.
"Any funding we receive as a result of it will go towards increasing volunteering and involvement with the community groups.”
Alicia Foley, community involvement advisor for Calico, which owns and manages more than 4500 homes in Pennine Lancashire, said: “Community groups do a fantastic job in helping to create successful neighbourhoods.
“This partnership of groups will help the good work in neighbourhoods to grow, create a culture of sharing and develop community cohesion across the borough.”
The signing of the agreement was witnessed by Winn McGeorge, who was given an MBE for her work with Calico and the community in this year’s honours.