Plus Dane supports Walk to School Week with community event


More than 40 parents and children from Congleton’s Bromley Farm estate attended a Walk to School Week event, organised by Plus Dane and partner organisations.

Along with Cheshire East Council, Bromley Farm Community Development Trust and two local primary schools, the Walk to School Week event was arranged to promote community cohesion, healthy lifestyles and encourage parents to utilise the recently refurbished public pathway Tommy’s Lane, which provides a safe and effective walking route to both the Buglawton estate and the two primary schools.

Buglawton and Havannah primary’s head teachers and governors met parents and children at Tommy’s Lane entrance, where pedometers were provided along with promotion of key local services. The local Tesco store sponsored the event by providing fruit and water bottles. More than 40 parents and children attended the event from the Bromley Farm estate, everyone walked together to the primary schools where parents were signed up to a walking school bus initiative along with referrals into community services.

Plus Dane’s health and wellbeing officer Usman Ashiq said: “It was great to see a good number of tenants attending the event. Essentially, the underlying objective was to encourage parents and children into healthier habits whilst utilising a great local asset in the recently refurbished pathway, which will help to connect Congleton’s two biggest estates together. Also, as a result of promoting additional services on the day we were able to make 8 referrals into family support related services which was beneficial.”