29 Jan 2013

GreenSquare goes on the road this half term

Staff from GreenSquare are heading out on the ‘Big Blue Bus’ this half term (February, 2013) to visit the housing group’s residents in North Wiltshire.

The Big Blue Bus is owned by the Open Blue Trust, which uses the converted double-decker blue bus as a mobile community centre to deliver opportunities to isolated communities in North Wiltshire. The bus is fully kitted out with a kitchen and café area, carpeted play area, arts and craft area, flat screen TV, music system, laptops with 3G internet, PlayStations, Wii, X-Box, and board games.

Sue Rendell, Community Involvement Officer at GreenSquare, explained: “We are looking forward to jumping aboard the Big Blue Bus and visiting our residents in Culverhay, Dogridge, and Westlea. This is a great opportunity for people to come out to talk to us and let us know what they think about their neighbourhoods, and ask us any questions they might have particularly about welfare reform and the changes to benefits, which are happening in April 2013.

“There will be lots of activities taking place on the bus to entertain children, including arts and crafts sessions provided by local children’s centres. We hope that lots of families come along to take advantage of all the fun the bus has to offer.”

The bus will be visiting the following locations from 11am until 1pm:

Culverhay, Cricklade - Wednesday, 13 February
Dogridge, Purton - Thursday, 14 February
Jenni Manners Court, Westlea, Swindon - Friday, 15 February

If you would like to find out more, please contact Sue Rendell on 01249 466019. For information about the Open Blue Trust, please visit http://www.openblue.org.uk/.

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