THE owner of a new business has set up a community group to inspire pride in the precinct.
Tracy Powell recently took on Christinador Coffee Lounge and Cafe in Greywell Precinct, Leigh Park and is inviting people to join the Greywell Community Association.
Tracy said: ‘We started this group because we wanted the local community members to be able to get involved with improving the precinct to return it to the busy, pretty precinct it use to be years ago.
‘I belong to the Leigh Park Traders Association as the community liaison officer and I run the community group as an extra entity to allow local people to have input into what we, as traders, are trying to achieve.
‘We hope more people in the community will become involved in achieving and helping the traders in prettying up the precinct.’
Tracy held an Easter bonnet parade and, with the help of Rev Jimmy Orr and Rev Kathryn Orr, of Leigh Park Baptist Church.
There are other events to come. On May 16 there will be an emergency services day in the precinct where the public can have a look at the vehicles and equipment used by the emergency services.
Tracy added: ‘We think that to bring people back to the precinct we must provide events of interest for them – creating a busier precinct, with more opportunities of interest for new business entrepreneurs and, in doing so, creating some local jobs for local people.’
The Greywell Community Association hopes to continue to team up with all the enthusiastic Leigh Park traders to bring community events to the precinct.
Every Tuesday, from April 21, a health visitor will be on hand to talk to people who drop by – 9.30am until 11.30am.
Anyone who would like to participate in the community group should join the Greywell Community Association Facebook page and attend the next meeting at Leigh Park Baptist Church, May 27, at 6pm.
•The cafe is undergoing a major refurbishment this week and, from next Monday, will be known as the Time Out Cafe.