Neighbourhood for Learning (NfL) celebration

A celebratory event took place at St Alberts Social Club in Stockbridge Village on 6th Dec to share and recognise progress made in the area .

The Lord Mayor of Knowsley presented thank you certificates on behalf of the Stockbridge NfL to everyone from the wider community who contributed to the stories as part of the project. The resident led art work was undertaken in order to build social connectedness across the Stockbridge Village community.

The event was attended by:-

  • Members the Stockbridge Resident Advisers (RA) team (Neil Joseph, Steph Tomlinson, Howard Percival, Liz Tracey, John Carroll, Sandra O’Boyle, Liz Sharpe, Ron Farrington, Martin Garnett),
  • Members of the wider community who participated in the Stockbridge in Stories   project,
  • knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council staff (Patrick Goodison & Pauline  Coulton),
  • Villages Housing Association Staff (Liz Lamb)
  • Forviva Housing Group (Rebecca West & Karen Fitzsimon)

The RA team surprised the artist (Len Grant) and CLAHRC NRP researcher (Vivien Holt) who had been working alongside the community by presenting them both with sketches produced by one of the Resident Advisors, Martin Garnett.

The event was a real social occasion including a buffet and music provided by a local Stockbridge band.

The Stockbridge in Stories exhibition and booklet is now being presented by the NfL team across the community at local meetings and more widely within the CLAHRC to build better connectedness between organisations and the communities they serve.  The Stockbridge NfL will be working on a second arts based research project beginning early in the new year. The second phase of the work will focus on understanding how the community can support people struggling with drug and alcohol problems and their carers.

More articles     Posted on: 20 December 2018