Whaley4Wards is a new community group set up by Whaley Bridge Town Council to propose, define and implement small to medium size projects across the 4 wards of Whaley Bridge – Furness Vale, Taxal, Yeardsley and Fernilee.
The projects will be chosen by consensus, driven by community input, with one of the main goals being that the group gathers momentum and maintains enthusiasm through success. The key to this in the initial stages is seen to be the careful selection and focus on projects that are truly achievable in the short term.
The main aim of the projects is to directly benefit the residents and businesses in the four wards of Whaley Bridge, through projects which improve the Town centre and other areas, and which help to revitalize and attract visitors into the area, whilst maintaining and capitalizing on the historical character of the town.
Whilst short term projects are a clear initial goal, some longer term projects will naturally emerge and the group intends to accommodate these through consensus and through smaller working groups.
Projects will be implemented through a mixture of direct member participation and engagement of local professional services.