Talking West Cheshire

Ellesmere Port's Brookside Holiday Club success

20 August 2010

Organisers Sarah Astbury and Helen Patrick with Councillor Paul Donovan at the Brookside Holiday ClubA free wide range of activities have been taking place for toddlers to 16-year-olds at Brookside Holiday Club in Ellesmere Port - partly paid for by Sutton and Manor Councillors.

Throughout the summer holidays on a Monday and Wednesday between 10am and 2pm the club was open, run by parents whose children attend Brookside Primary School in Rostherne Avenue, Great Sutton.

The venture had the backing of the school which secured around roughly half of the funding and events took place both inside the building and in the school grounds.

Cheshire West and Chester Councillors Kimberley Anderson, Bob Crompton and Paul Donavon donated together in total £1,000 from their own Members' Budget Fund.

School Governor, Councillor Donovan, said: “We thought this was a really worthwhile venture and I am very pleased that it has been a great success enjoyed by roughly 40 children and young people for each session.

“The request initially came from the luncheon club which is held at the school.”

Added Councillor Anderson: “There has been a wide range of things for all ages. For the young people there was street dancing, finding out about creepy crawlies and fireman Chris Durston also arranged some activities.”

The club was organised by Sarah Astbury and Helen Patrick, parents of children at the school. Helen said: “It went absolutely brilliantly and I would like to thank the Councillors for their support.

“Everything was free except for the donation to buy party food for our final day. Everyone had a fantastic time.”