Stephen Mosley, Member of Parliament for The City of Chester, spent Monday morning in Blacon, seeing the work which is being done by The Blacon Community Trust.
Stephen met with the Trust’s Manager and Chair of the Trust, hearing of their plans for the future and how the Trust works. This was followed by a tour of a number of the schemes which the Trust run in the Blacon area.
Stephen Mosley visited the Kids Community Club, based at Dee Point, and the Building Young People’s Potential project, based at the Blacon Pavilion, seeing first-hand the great work they are doing to ensure that our children and young adults have the best possible futures. Amongst the schemes being run were before and after-school clubs, courses for young people to gain both academic and vocational qualifications, as well as help for young people seeking employment. He then went on to visit the Blacon ‘eco house’, where he received a briefing on the work the Trust are doing to help reduce both carbon-footprints and household bills.
Commenting on the work the Trust are doing Stephen Mosley MP said: “It is great to see a local community group working to improve the lives of local people. I was particularly inspired by the work that they are doing to make sure that even our most disadvantaged young people have a future. This is a great example of the ‘Big Society’ in action – local people helping each other”.
Clare Babbs, Chair of the Blacon Community Trust, commented: “It was good to be able show Stephen some of the services we deliver locally and that he had the opportunity to hear the difference that we are making in Blacon and more widely in the Chester area”.