THE determination of a group of Poulton homeowners is helping to bring a community back together again.
Since their residents’ group Tate Triangle formed last year, crime and anti-social behaviour has reduced significantly and community spirit has been re-created.
The group originally formed to take back control of Poulton’s streets, provide inspiration to children and strength to the elderly, who used to be scared of leaving their homes.
In just 12 months Tate Triangle has made a huge difference in the community by organising a wealth of activities and raising thousands of pounds.
A room in St Luke’s Church, Wallasey, is in the process of decoration so it can become the base for all this good work.
Chair-based exercise classes for the frail and vulnerable have been held and a mother and tots’ group is being organised. A youth club for children aged eight to12 is also planned, with help from the crime prevention team.
Tea parties, barge trips, a fire awareness session and a fun day with the Army in Victoria Park, Rock Ferry, were just a few of the events organised over the summer.
Secretary of Tate Triangle, Jenny Catterall, said: “We want to keep the momentum going but we need our room in St Luke’s Church to be fully redecorated and equipped first. We want our neighbours to communicate and build up community spirit so we can take control of our own streets again.
“The behaviour in Poulton has improved since we started Tate Triangle, but there is still a way to go.
“If we all get involved and take action, then it won’t be long before Poulton is a safe and lovely place to live again.”
To help or find out more about Tate Triangle, call 288 7649.