Community and partners involvement in Brinton Park

Over recent years the Parks section has been building community and partner’s involvement in Brinton Park.

The Park is centrally located in the town and is within walking distance for many residents and is adjacent to one of our most deprived wards in the county. The depot and maintenance area in the Park was previously used more extensively by the Wyre Forest District Council (WFDC) Parks Section and has more recently been allocated for use by partner groups. Partners have found the location to be advantageous for their user groups and the environment is well suited to their services and learning opportunities. The main partners with WFDC are:

In addition the Old Pals gentlemen meet weekly in their building as well as other hirers.

Our partners have individual lease agreements and we share a joint working partnership agreement. Each partner has their own individual aims and objectives but all share the wider benefits they bring to being active in the Park.

 

The benefit of organisations being in the Park (both to the Park and to the organisation)

 

21st Kidderminster Scout Group 

  • Great opportunities to use the space to achieve activity badges
  • Address ‘healthy children’ issues by incorporating physical activity into the programme – the park address such issues
  • Opportunities to connect and work with other organisations that are already in the Park such as the Emily Jordan Foundation and Kidderminster College
  • Ready- made children’s activities such as the playground and splash pool enable Scouts/Cubs to have fun and are there to use opportunistically when the weather is good
  • Bring children from the age of 6 through to 15 into the park and they (and their parents and younger siblings) start to appreciate what the Park has to offer and begin to use it more frequently for other activities than scouting. This then has a knock- on effect with those young people bringing their friends from outside scouting
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Kidderminster College/NCG

  • Students aged 16-24 enrolled on Land Based Skills Course
  • Students carry out horticultural work in the Park
  • Students from the College are appreciated by the community for working in the Park

Emily Jordan Foundation/Twigs

  • Adults with learning disabilities develop their life skills in horticulture, wood work, commercial selling of plants
  • EJF planning to develop horticulture apprenticeships
  • EJF grow bedding plants for trade and public
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Community Payback

  • Scheme participants undertake maintenance work and improvement projects in Brinton Park under supervision as well as other parks in the district
  • Storage of horticultural equipment on site in Brinton Park
  • Young adults are seen to be putting something positive back into the community