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Hands On Wednesfield

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About Us

Making Wednesfield and Fallings Park a better place to live, work and play.

Hands On Wednesfield is a community group made up of volunteers from Wednesfield and Fallings Park who work to make their local area a better place to live, work and play.

Formed in 2015 from the ashes of the now defunct ‘Wednesfield and Fallings Park Local Neighbourhood Partnership’ we are involved in a wide range of community activities, some of which we lead on and some we collaborate on with other groups.

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Board Members

Chair: James Clarke
Vice Chair / Secretary: Steph Clarke
Treasurer: Simon Archer

Other members: Simon Hamilton, Ann Wood, Jean Shinton, Patricia Fullwood, Ken Jones, Paul Singh, Ranjit Dhillon, Alf Wardley, Les Simmonds, Jennie Hubbard, Lindsey Williams, Angela Hall.

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What We Do

We are involved in many different types of community projects, some of which we lead on and others we support local groups and charities with.

Light Up Wednesfield Crowd Funder

Hands On Wednesfield spear-headed a crowd-funding campaign to raise £4,000 to go towards improving the 2016 Christmas Lights in Wednesfield.

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Wednesfield In Bloom 2016

The Wednesfield In Bloom team, made up of local volunteers led by Hands On Wednesfield, have been working hard to identify areas and projects that can benefit from improvement.

Judges will visit Wednesfield on Friday 1st July to see how the village, park, canal and area in general have been improved by those that live and work here.

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Creative Black Country – Groundworks

Groundworks offers local community groups the opportunity to start an exciting creative journey.

Hands On Wednesfield is one of twelve community groups paired up with an Arts Coordinator and Development Worker to plan activities that encourage new artistic experiences in 2016.

We are planning to add a number of performances to existing events in Wednesfield this year.

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Staffordshire Hoard Touring Exhibition

In March / April 2016 members of HOW supported Wednesfield History Society when the bought the Staffordshire Hoard Mercian Trail Touring Exhibition to Wednesfield.

The touring exhibition gave local people the opportunity to see the Hoard up close, learn more about how the Hoard was discovered only a few miles away and even dress up as Saxons and Vikings!

The exhibition really bought to life the largest ever find of Saxon loot, perhaps some of it was seized at the Battle of Wodensfield?

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Battle Of Wodensfield

In August 2015 and 2016 we supported Wednesfield History Society as they held a community fun day and re-enactment of the Battle Of Wodensfield.

The events each attracted over 800 local people who saw the Saxons defend Wednesfield from the Viking raiders!

HOW members were involved in stewarding the event and also ran a stall promoting our activities.

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Christmas Lights Event

Over the past few years HOW has been involved in the annual Christmas Lights switch on event in Wednesfield.

We have helped to organise the popular charity market, run competitions to decide who will switch the lights on and organised the carol service at St Thomas’ Church.

The switch on is now a major event in Wednesfield and we will continue to support this successful local event!

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Community Fun Days

HOW takes part in and supports numerous community fun days, including events in Ashmore Park, Long Knowle, Moat House and Wednesfield.

You’ll find us at events held in community centres, parks and public spaces all year round.

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Wednesfield Sculpture Trail

Wednesfield Sculpture Trail

We are very proud to have lead on the Wednesfield Sculpture Trail project located outside the Library & Community Centre in Well Lane.

Over a 3 year period HOW was involved in every element of the project; from commissioning artists and running public consultations, to overseeing the installation and maintenance of the five fantastic pieces of art that represent the people of Wednesfield.

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Neighbourhood Nosh

Neighbourhood Nosh

In early 2015, with the help of community funding we held two free ‘Neighbourhood Nosh’ events.

The Nosh events gave local people the chance to meet their neighbours and find out more about HOW whilst enjoying a free meal which was provided by a local Community Interest Company.

All of the children who attended went home with a free goodie bag and an easter egg!

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Lich Ave Garden

Lich Avenue Organic Garden

We were part of the huge collaborative effort that turned the concept into reality and launched Wednesfield’s first organic community garden.

Located in Lich Avenue, over 100 people were involved in the launch, which was covered live on BBC Radio WM during a week of outside broadcasts.

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Community First Funding

HOW board members sat on Community First Funding Panels in both Wednesfield South and Fallings Park where they oversaw the distribution of over £60,000 worth of funding to local groups.

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Jobs Fayre

We have helped to hold skills and employment events, enabling local job seekers to meet employers and training providers.

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Get in touch with us

If you’d like to get in touch regarding anything HOW related, please email us on info@handsonwednesfield.org or message us on social media.

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