Our Summer Community Event in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean Brings Everyone Together

On Saturday July 22nd Moulsecoomb Local Action Team and Action on Bevendean supported by TDC, ran a Sumer Health Event for the local community. It was the first time for both local action teams to do a joint event covering both Moulsecoomb and Bevendean and was a chance for the local community to get together and find out about all the great activities happening in their area.  

The event was held at Moulsecoomb Hall, the library and the green on Moulsecomb Place. The day was a great success, with around 200 people enjoying the welcoming atmosphere, the entertainment and vital health information.

We had stalls and activities running for most of the local Healthy Neighbourhood funded groups, including the Good News Shed, Bevendean Foodbank, Sunflower SEN support group with Amaze and Communitas Dance Group, who showcased a great contemporary dance about community. The Moulsecoomb & Bevendean Arts & Crafts Project made masks with children in the library, the Flamenco dance group did a performance, the local affordable Lotus Yoga group ran yoga classes, Bevendean Community Garden did some gardening sessions.

Two local groups catered for the event with yummy food, and we had the smoothie bike up and running with support from Bevendean & Moulsecoomb Chomp groups. Fairshare, The Aquifer Partnership, Albion in the Community, Healthy Lifestyle Team, and public health information services including Bowel Cancer Screening, ACT on Cancer Together and blood pressure monitoring. Moulsecoomb Library ran their summer reading challenge, signing up more readers in one day than over the whole summer usually, and MOSAIC popped along for some fantastic story telling.  The newly elected councillors for the area came by as well to get to know more about the community. 

There was also a chance to win a pamper hamper worth over £100. 

Family entertainment was provided with a face painter, magician, chicken handling, the local fire services with the fire engine and football, and children’s games on the lawns. 

All in all it was a huge success for the community coming together, locals finding out what’s on in their area and gaining support, plus the providers networking and helping their groups become more known about. We also advertised the next rounds of Healthy Neighbourhood Funding for small local community groups in Moulsecoomb & Bevendean. You can find out more by contacting Esme Young [email protected] /07367360134 

One local person commented

Just wanted to say a big well done for all those who made the do at Moulsecoomb Hall such a warm and welcoming event. You should be proud of yourselves. It was really interesting to hear what all the local groups and partnerships do too, directly from the people that work for them.

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