Friends of Conduit Street – Grant Story
Friends of Conduit received a grant of £350 from The Running Bee Foundation
We spoke to Rob from Friends of Conduit on how the grant helps.
The friends of conduit street have largely been on hiatus during the pandemic but we haven’t been idle. The park is the largest open space in the Village and during these strange times has become a classroom, a socially distanced birthday party venue, a garden for those who don’t have their own, a gym and a socially distanced coffee shop. It is the heart of our Village and loved by everyone but it only exists because of the dedication of the friend’s group, the support of our local community and the generosity of grant funders such as yourselves.
Our forthcoming plans include a new, permanent outdoor table tennis table which will provide exercise and entertainment for older children as well as adults. An art installation which we have commissioned from a local sculpture – this will take the form of 3 pillars, each representing the past, present and future of Tintwistle Village. We are also working in partnership with High Peak Borough Council to refurbish the one piece of equipment left over from the original playground, know affectionately by all as “the big slide”.
In addition we will work to lay on a programme of social events again when we are able, 2 years ago we held a “Great Get Together” inspired by the Jo Cox Foundation to help connect and inspire our community.
In 2020 we couldn’t do what we would have liked but we still managed to source and install a community Christmas tree and purchased a “silent Tommy” to create a space on the park where villagers could sit and reflect – we felt this was important as the Villages usual remembrance celebrations could not take place due to the Covid restrictions.