A SALTNEY community group is pressing ahead with plans for greater community cohesion and promoting family activities.
The Saltney Stonebridge Tenants and Residents Association was set up about a year ago, and Alan Evans, who recently became chairman of the association, wants to boost pride in the town.
He said: “We are looking to get the community back together. We want to help Saltney, and help it get back to the community it used to be.
The association recently received funding from the town mayor Cllr Ann Lloyd’s latest round of community donations.
Cherry Evans, secretary of the association and main co-ordinator for the local Neighbourhood Watch, detailed events the group has been able to hold so far.
She said: “We held a fun day on the Rec in Park Avenue last October, which was very successful.
“We have also had a lot of help from Suzie Wass, who runs the Saltney Social Club. When we invited youths to come to one of our meetings, they came up the idea of a karaoke event.
“We went to see Suzie and she gave her room at the club for free and helped organise the event.
“We had a fairly good attendance and hopefully we will build on that for our next event, which will again be in the social club on Saturday, June 5 from 7pm-10pm.
“I am also in the middle of organising another fun day on the Rec for June 19, and anyone wanting to help is welcome to do so.”
Mr Evans explained one of the ways members of the community have helped benefit the area.
“Alun Davies approached me last year, wanting to start up a football club after school with his wife Emma.
“They received a £500 funding grant from the association and they have now set up a junior football team called the Stonebridge Crusaders.
“The feedback we have received from their kickabouts on the Rec has been great. They also held a rounders match with 43 people turning up, and they had a fantastic time with families watching and supporting them.
“The plan is to hold kickabouts every week, although Alun is keen to find help from parents.”
Anyone wanting to help can contact Alun on 07858 040820.
Mrs Evans added the association is grateful for the help it receives.
“We went to thank everybody who has helped support us and we hope they will continue to help us in the future.”