Special day aims to boost pride in Hartlepool community

Councillor David Riddle, far left, and Councillor Paul Beck, far right, pictured with Bishop Cuthbert Residents Association members Rob Kendon, Aileen Kendon and Fran Charnock.
Councillor David Riddle, far left, and Councillor Paul Beck, far right, pictured with Bishop Cuthbert Residents Association members Rob Kendon, Aileen Kendon and Fran Charnock.

A fun day will make its debut this weekend as a community continues to build.

Bishop Cuthbert Residents’ Association is holding the event on Saturday to help to generate a greater feeling of pride in the area.

The aim of the group is to promote and build community spirit across the Bishop Cuthbert estate ensuring a strong message of pride in our area.

Aileen Kendon, secretary of Bishop Cuthbert Residents’ Association

A wide range of events and activities are planned to suit all ages.

These will include face and tattoo painting, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, a CD and book sale, raffle, tombola and much more.

There will also be plenty of leisure activities including the Hawks Academy, football and basketball coaching as well as cycle training.

High tea and table top stalls will be available in the nearby Hartfields complex, while police officers, members of the fire and rescue service and members of the Healthwatch team will also be on hand to offer advice and support.

Ward councillors for the area, Paul Beck, David Riddle and Jean Robinson have all supported the event through their ward budgets.

Housing developers Bellway and Persimmons have also helped with funding the celebrations.

Formed in 2013, the residents’ association said that the event is part of their ongoing efforts to create a community spirit in the area.

Aileen Kendon, secretary of the association, said: “The aim of the group is to promote and build community spirit across the Bishop Cuthbert estate ensuring a strong message of pride in our area.

“The funday will help us achieve this and everyone has worked hard in putting together a range of activities for the local community to enjoy.

“I’d also like to thank our local councillors and the business community for their generous support.”

The mayor and mayoress, Councillor Rob Cook and Brenda Cook will cut a ribbon to officially open the event.

Funds raised from the event, which will run from 1pm to 4pm, will go towards the community garden scheme on Meadowsweet Road.

For further details, contact Aileen on 07919 366 325 or email bishopcuthberthartlepool@gmail.com.