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Highfield South Trust Us

Highfield South Trust Us

7th October 2016
Local Centre Celebrates  The Rushall Community are celebrating the wonderful news that the Highfield South Trust has supported their local centre with a grant of £72378.10 towards their site improvement programme.   The Highfield South Trust was formed in 2008 to support environmental improvement projects in the area of Rushall, Shelfield and receives funding through Cory Environmental and the Landfill Communities Fund.  This i... more
BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT!

BUILDING BETTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT!

24th August 2016
JOB VACANCIES!                             JOB VACANCIES!  Manor Farm CA is recruiting into the following roles as part of our Building Better Opportunities projects.  Our projects are: LOCAL SOLUTIONS - In partnership with Heart of England Community Foundation, our project will support our older people and people with learning and physical disabilities; in fact anyone who feels they have been marginalized and stru... more
A Time to Learn, Learn, Learn

A Time to Learn, Learn, Learn

10th August 2016
Whether it is a new hobby or interest in learning, the new programme of exciting leisure, education and sports opportunities available at Manor Farm will have something tailored-made for you! Children's activities, childcare, services for the elderly always feature high as priorities for local people and our recently refurbished nursery and an enhanced landscape for older people at our Rushall Centre mean we are determined to p... more
Looking for Work?

Looking for Work?

13th July 2016
We are Recruiting! Interested in reception work?  Good with people? Duty Officer Required at Manor Farm Community Association Sports Reception Every Wednesday Evening 5.45pm to 10.30pm and alternate Sundays 9.30am to 1.00pm £7.20 per hour Great environment with friendly staff and wonderful centre users who will appreciate having you to help them! Please call 01922 614316 for an informal and confidential chat      
Carnival Time!

Carnival Time!

5th July 2016
Colourful creative carnival at Pelsall by Press Reporter Kaisha Ripalo Manor Farm CA were thrilled to be invited to this year’s prestigious Pelsall Carnival – an event organised by local people that raises thousands of pounds for worthwhile causes in Walsall. Hundreds of people gathered for the traditional fun fair - courtesy of Pat Collins; or to go bargain hunting amongst the many car boot stalls that had been ‘setting up’ s... more
Toy Loan Service moves to Pelsall!

Toy Loan Service moves to Pelsall!

28th April 2016
Local parents, playgroups and child care centres are celebrating the news that the borough toy lending service has finally been saved from closure and will soon be opening at its new premises in Pelsall. The Toy loan facility service was unable to continue operating in its previous format due to savings that the authority had to make but Council officials vowed to look at new ways of delivering this valuable service. Having been... more
New Manager at First Friends!

New Manager at First Friends!

13th April 2016
First Friends Day Nursery warmly welcomes their new Nursery Manager Jane Arblaster this month into a role where she is assured of overwhelming support from staff and parents alike.  She is relishing her new role after being in the Childcare industry for over 22 years and is now ready to take First Friends to even greater heights. ‘Seeing the children grow and develop’ is something that still excites our new Manager and she says, ... more
BIG Lottery - BIG Win!

BIG Lottery - BIG Win!

17th March 2016
The campaign is over and the votes are in.  After weeks of making Facebook friends, handing out leaflets and asking people to support our project the results are in. And we did it! Three West Midlands community organisations were awarded a substantial amount to 'carry on' the good work and make a real difference to the local people.  Rushall Centre in Walsall were one of the BIG three and the event televised across the region. ... more
Rushall on the Gogglebox!

Rushall on the Gogglebox!

29th February 2016
Local people in Rushall are celebrating the exciting news that their community centre has been shortlisted for a prestigious BIG Lottery award and featured on Central ITV for a public vote. They are one of only 5 voluntary organisations selected to represent the region from thousands who applied for the £50k prize money. If successful, the Rushall Centre hope to promote and deliver a wide range of health and well-being activities... more
The Sky's the Limit!

The Sky's the Limit!

23rd February 2016
Families with young children across Walsall will be delighted to know that development on the First Friends Day Nursery in Pelsall is now well and truly under way! The sky was the limit as a huge crane lowered the modular building and carefully placed it perfectly ready for further ground works, plumbing, electrics and internal furnishing. Planning has also ensured the forward thinking nursery still has plenty of outdoor play ar... more
Older People Enjoying Regular Activities!

Older People Enjoying Regular Activities!

11th February 2016
We've just heard about some new and exciting activities down at nearby Rushall Centre.  It's called OPERA but ... it's got nothing to do with music!! Follow this link to see this great group in action. They are trying to start up a wide range of leisure activities that will focus on health and well-being of older people in Walsall.  If their dream comes true they will be delivering everything from crazy 'Golden Golf' to strict... more
Building Better Opportunities!

Building Better Opportunities!

5th February 2016
The big national push for nursery places for 2 year olds means demand for nursery places is increasing at a dramatic rate in Walsall. And with First Friends Day Nursery high on the popularity list of where parents want to place their little ones, we are making massive improvements to our facilities. We have successfully applied for funding and this week started building enhancement work to our fabulous First Friends site in Pelsa... more
The Urgent Care Centre Community site is moving!

The Urgent Care Centre Community site is moving!

5th January 2016
From 10am on Wednesday 20th January 2016, the Urgent Care Centre will be located at Saddler’s Centre, Bridgeman Street, Walsall, WS1 1YT. Patients are able to access health advice and treatment for illnesses or injuries which are not life-threatening. The Urgent Care Centre located in Market Square, town centre, Walsall, will close at 6pm on Tuesday 19th January 2016.  The Urgent Care Centre at Walsall Manor Hospital will be ... more
It's Nice to be Nice at Xmas!

It's Nice to be Nice at Xmas!

18th December 2015
The season of goodwill is well underway with the Manor Farm Silver Scheme! Their famous Xmas party was a smash hit with over 100 people enjoying a festive feast, presents from Santa in his Grotto and great entertainment from Everley Brothers’ tribute band – ‘The Elderlies!’ The Silver Scheme is supported financially by the BIG Lottery; and the staff and dozens of volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure everyone had a fabulous time... more
The Matrix Standard at Manor Farm!

The Matrix Standard at Manor Farm!

22nd October 2015
Manor Farm are delighted to announce they have been awarded the Matrix standard – a unique quality standard kitemark for organisations to assess and measure their advice and support services. This has been formally recognised as being ‘outstanding’ - ensuring that we give the ultimate support to individuals in their choice of career, learning, work, life goals and service to the community. The intensive assessment process i... more
You CAN Do It!

You CAN Do It!

8th October 2015
We have an awful lot of fun at the Silver Scheme. Our project has been funded through the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund until 2018 and with their generous support we have been able to host regular lunch clubs, take older people to essential medical appointments and provide a handy home help service for minor house repairs, gardening and general ‘tidy ups.’ We organise social events, trips out and a variety of activities t... more
The Van Man Who Can!

The Van Man Who Can!

23rd September 2015
Manor Farm Community Association are delighted to announce that they have been awarded BIG Lottery funding for a new vehicle to support the highly successful Silver Scheme project in Walsall. BIG Lottery funding has enabled the Rushall-based charity Manor Farm Community Association to purchase a brand new Citroen Berlingo van.     Charity Chief Executive Gary Bird said ‘We are so grateful to the BIG Lottery as this new veh... more
It’s not New Year ... or is it?

It’s not New Year ... or is it?

8th September 2015
Most people think January is the right time to make resolutions and plans to try new activities.  Well at Manor Farm we have found that people get just as inspired and even more motivated to take up learning, hobbies and try new things to do as soon as we launch our programme of activities each September. Our exciting programme of positive learning activities has now been launched and enrolment is ongoing with the new term which ... more
How does YOUR garden grow?

How does YOUR garden grow?

2nd September 2015
As the Summer comes to a close, it was ‘Love Your Garden’ time as the Rushall-based Silver Scheme took some of the older folk in Walsall for the perfect day out at  Hollybush Garden Centre and Aquaria in Staffordshire - one of the largest independent garden centres in the UK.   Over 30 senior citizens enjoyed the perfect day out browsing the indoor and outdoor areas for all their gardening needs – with knowledgeable and helpful ... more
Pitch Perfect!

Pitch Perfect!

4th August 2015
The latest news on the Manor Farm Multi-Use Games Area is that contractors are well on schedule to complete the state of the art sports surface in time for the busy season ahead. Groundworks have been completed with secure, 3 metre high rebound fencing, high quality floodlighting and even a viewing area complete with picnic tables.  Work has now begun on the beautiful 'baize green carpet' that is looking 'pitch perfect' for Wemb... more