About this cause
The Friends of Oswald Road raises funds to support the school and its wider community, and provides opportunities such as fairs, melas and picnics to celebrate the diversity of our Chorlton community. Working with the wider community, including local residents, the Friends are raising money to rejuvenate the Pocket Park near to the school, which is open to all around the clock. A small core group has been co-ordinating consultation events and outreach activities to raise awareness and find out what the wider community wants to see in this shared space. This has resulted in an exciting set of proposals which will seek to meet everyone’s needs, including new planting, play and landscape features in this popular meeting place.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The Pocket Park already acts as a focal point and a natural meeting place for the community. Involving the community in drawing up the plans has given a greater sense of ownership, and the proposed improvements will enable wider use of the space, creating an attractive green oasis for all ages to meet, exercise and explore together.