Photo of child on the roller rink

Residents revel in roller rink romp

Updated: 22 February 2019 at 16:21pm

Thank you to the well over 100 residents who joined us for a 70s-themed disco night at Community Links.

Residents had the opportunity to have their face painted, compete in a Fifa 19 gaming zone, relax with a massage – and skate in a roller disco rink.

In our Training Kitchen, young people made pancakes and disco masks, while others enjoyed a reminiscence zone with the opportunity to meet their neighbours and talk about the history of the area.

At the end of the night, children were gifted inflatable guitars and microphones as prizes, while one resident won tickets to the England football match for giving her views on our services.

Community Links is one of the consultation events we organise to meet residents and listen to your views on our services.

Carmen Simpson, a tenant and Vice Chair of the Board, said: “Community Links is a great way to learn new things and meet new people. Beyond that, they’re good for just enjoying yourself with your neighbours.”

Jim Ripley, our Chief Executive, said: “Residents make up half of our Board, but we don’t want to stop there. We want residents to be involved at every level, whether giving their views on how we can work better together or volunteering to help their neighbours gain new skills. Community Links is just one of the ways we can keep hearing residents’ views – and have a brilliant time along the way.”

Other consultation events that we organise include the popular Chat & Chips sessions, where residents are treated to a fish supper after speaking to our team, and the annual Phoenix Festival.

This year’s Phoenix Festival will be held on Saturday 11 May from 12pm to 5pm in Forster Park.