This week we held our first film night at Westcroft Community Centre; and what a brilliant success!
On Tuesday we screened the first of a series of film nights. As it is the holidays we made sure we chose something that would appeal to families and suit guests of all ages. Our film of choice was ‘Wonder’, a beautiful film that had everyone engrossed throughout, accompanied by popcorn, sweets and hot dogs, with both meat and vegan options available for all.
We were visited by new families which is always fantastic to see and over 40 children and parents filled the room. A lovely evening for all.
Did you come along? What films do you think we should put on in the future? Leave us a comment with your suggestions below.
Stay tuned for more two film nights this year!
Last week we hosted our annual Community Fun Day. Now in its fourth year, the day has grown from a small yearly meet up, into a jam-packed day of games, sports and fun for the whole family!
Held on the green space next to Westcroft, the day included a number of exciting activities to enjoy; there was a bouncy castle, a nerf-gun target range and a cue ball crazy tournament, all of which helped to encourage some friendly competition and get everyone active. For those looking to get arty, a crafts stall and wood carving bench were up and running, and proved to be really popular throughout the day.
We also had a wonderful face painter, Hannah from Fantastic Faces, whose amazing art added an extra splash of colour to every smile.
We were so pleased to see so many families from our community come along to join in the fun. Not only was the day a great opportunity to meet the neighbours, but it was also a chance for residents to get to know Westcroft and Southway staff a bit better too. Members of the Environment, Community Involvement, Neighbourhood Services and Advice Teams were present throughout the day, both to support the event and offer advice.
Community Development Officer, Matthew, said
It was a fantastic day! Now in its 4th year, our Community Fun Day is getting bigger and better all the time. We had really good attendance and fantastic feedback. We’ve just opened for Quid's In at Westcroft and all the conversation is about what a great day it was. Thanks to everyone who helped out and everyone who came along!
A big thank you to the Southway Housing and Westcroft volunteers who gave their time and efforts to ensuring the Fun Day ran smoothly and successfully. We are delighted by the day’s success and know it has put us in great stead for our next community events!
Did you come along to the day? Would you like to see anything else at next year's event? Let us know below, and please share any pictures you took!
Sometimes, the old ones really are the best! A Lego session at Westcroft yesterday saw a completely new group of families come into the centre, joining lots of our regulars. It was a great way to engage and have fun.
Working together with Burnage Library and the local heritage project Burnage: A Place Called Home, we were building our homes of the future. The future looks like an interesting place!