The event will be delivered by PSF in Partnership with Greenwich Leisure & Preston Young people’s network (PYPN - comprised of over 20 public, private and voluntary organisations). The event will take place on a Sunday during August 2017 during the school holidays at Moor Park to ensure the whole family can take part. The PYPN and Greenwich leisure has a good track record in delivery of park based events to engage with local communities (800+ took part last year). Moor Park Get Together will provide a range of activities to improve community cohesion some of which may include*; •Orienteering •Mobile climbing wall) •Fun inflatables •Arts and crafts •Sport clubs sessions •Face painting •Children’s fund runs •Music (Stage & sound system) •Entertainment (magician etc) •Cycling led rides •Healthy food stations (Smoothie making, fruit kebabs) *Dependant on availability
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The need for the event identified by the local community via; - Local consultation with a network of ladies (What Women Want Project- project engages over 2600 women) from deprived wards. A sample of these women with children identified; •100 % would like to see more organised family fun activities/events in Preston It was asked what would encourage them to attend a family event? The responses have been themed; •Cost: low cost/free. •Family orientated: take part together, all ages catered for. •Accessibility: central venues, good/free parking •Activities: varied, fun. •Facilities: Safe, enclosed areas. Preston was ranked 72nd out of 326 district and unitary authorities based on the average deprivation. Preston is comprised of 22 different wards with Ribbleton, St Matthew’s, Brookfield, Deepdale and Fishwick having the highest incidence of Indices of Multiple Deprivation. These wards surround Moor Park. This event will target low income families surrounding Moor Park.
Steps to get it done:
There is a commitment from the PSF as the lead organisation, PYPN and Greenwich leisure as supporting organisation to deliver as successful event. The event provides an introductory platform for local young people and their families to access much needed support and guidance. By raising awareness of these services young people and their families can access services in the future. Moor Park, a central park in Preston, has received significant regeneration investment to improve infrastructure such as local paths, heritage features and create a skate park; MPGT will bring people to the park to benefit from its regeneration.
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