Our Sale West is one of 150 Big Local initiatives across England, each of which has benefitted from an award of £1,000,000 to be invested over a period of 10 years into their communities. The Our Sale West Big Local covers the Sale West estate which was awarded the grant back in November 2015 after 3 years of hard work and planning by its residents.
Now it is full steam ahead, come and join us on the ride!
The Our Sale West Board is mainly made up of residents, the majority of which must be from the Sale West estate. Formally set up in November 2015 this partnership of local people has been created to run the programme here in Sale West on behalf of Big Local.
A key feature of the ‘Our Sale West’ project is that it is led and managed by local residents, which means that local people will always decide what the priorities are for Sale West and how they should be addressed. The board has an important role in this making sure the plan is delivered and the money is spent on what the community wants.
The board meets formally every 2 months, if you would like to know more about what types of things are discussed, all the agendas and minutes are uploaded to this website. Each year there will be an Annual General Meeting at which a third of the members will stand down to allow new members to be voted in.
A Project Development Officer has been appointed to make sure that the aims of the plan are delivered as effectively as possible.
This money will be used over the next ten years and beyond to make Sale West estate an even better place in which to live, work and play!
All residents living within the Sale West estate will benefit both tenants and homeowners.
Sale West estate is a small housing estate with a population of around 3,800 situated a couple of miles west of Sale Town Centre in Trafford one of the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester. The estate was built in the early 1970s to re-house people from the overcrowded inner city areas of Manchester.
In the past it has experienced problems with crime and has seen the loss some of its original community amenities. Despite this it still retains a strong community feel and its residents have an optimism for the future.