Residents in Lostock, Gorse Hill and Stretford are being invited to play their part in improving their neighbourhoods as Forever Manchester hosts two ‘Idea Works’ events in April.

The events will take place at Victoria Park Community Building in Stretford on Tuesday 1st April and then at Gorse Hill Methodist Church on Thursday 17th April, with two further events in Lostock planned for June and August. Local residents are being invited to come along to share and explore ideas for new community projects to benefit the local neighbourhoods. The charity is also offering awards of up to £250 through its Cash4Graft Awards scheme to help turn residents’ ideas into reality.

The Idea Works sessions are part of the charity’s continued Asset Based Development Approach across Trafford. The approach uses the skills and talents already found in neighbourhoods as the force for positive change. In 2013 Forever Manchester gained national recognition for its work using this approach, winning a National Charity Times award.

Forever Manchester’s Community Builder for Trafford James Hampson comments, “If you care about where you live and have ideas for what you can change about it, or skills that you can offer up to help, then please come along and tell us about it. Our Idea Works sessions are all about local people coming together over a brew and a few biscuits to understand what they can make happen by working together.”


Tuesday 1st April 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Victoria Park Community Building, Victoria Road Stretford M32 8DQ

Gorse Hill

Thursday 17th April 6.30pm – 8,30pm
Gorse Hill Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Stretford M32 0GL

For more information contact James on or 07780 662 894.