Success and Achievements

Lostock Community Partnership has many successes and achievements since its creation in 2002.

Year Achievement
2002 Successfully obtained £409.000 ‘Fair Share’ Lottery Funding in 2003 to be spent on projects which improve the area up until 2013.
2002 onwards LCP represented the views of its members and wider community and worked continuously with the PCT to bring health facilities back to Lostock.
2003 LCP set up a park regeneration sub group known as “The Friends of Lostock Park”. The group became a constituted group in 2006.
This group has transformed a neglected and underused space into a vibrant and active community park.
To date (November 2014) the group has secured £353,375 funding towards improving the park.
2004 Hosted annual community fun days since September 2004. These attract over 1000 visitors to the park and involve a range of agencies and groups.
2005 Member of LCP and representatives of the local Scout Group approached Trafford Council for support to secure a new modern base for the group.
Their existing building was beyond economical repair.
Trafford Council gave a 25 year lease to the Scout Group and provided £60,000 towards the renovations. Lostock Fair Share panel committed £71,925 of its funding to the project. This money was used to renovate the old disused library and turn it into the Quest Scout headquarters as well as a community facility centre for the community.
The Quest building opened for community use in March 2007.
2006 LCP secured £120.000 of Fair Share funding to employ a community development worker for 3 years with Trafford Housing Trust as the host employer from February.
2006 December saw the beginning of the informal youth involvement group which developed into the Lostock Youth Force Forum. This group of young people became the driving force of the Lostock intergenerational project.
2006 Set up a quarterly community newsletter from June.
2007 set up a stakeholders’ forum to encourage partnership working between service providers in Lostock and with the LCP.
2008 the LCP approached Business in the Community and secured business support from BAE. This resulted in 3 separate spells of support from BAE which provided the experience and knowledge for LCP members to grow and develop.
2009 A new dental practise, Circle Dental opened in Lostock.
2010 Lostock Youth group established regular quiz evenings for older members of the community.
2010 2 new committee members age 30/40
2010 Following years of continued pressure from the LCP the primary care trust recognised and acknowledged the need of the community for local health services and worked with the LCP to bring these back to the area. The local pharmacist and two doctors from a nearby surgery forged a partnership and the new Lostock Medical Centre opened in 2011 centre, built on the site of the old clinic.
2011 Health Services returned to the area. Lostock Medical Centre opened
2012 New Youth Centre opened in unused rooms of Lostock College in partnership with Trafford Council, thereby creating a modern and inviting centre for young people to access quality youth services including friendship, develop skills, access health advice or guidance, in a safe environment.
The centre is completely separate from the formal college setting and is the cheapest centre to run in the borough due to the careful planning between Trafford Youth Service and Lostock Partnership.
2012 Community Allotment created by local volunteers on the site of the old Scout headquarters
2012 Drop in health and sexual health services secured through CYPS in youth centre for young people.
2012 Olympic Celebration Community Event held in Lostock 21st July.
2013 Students from Manchester Metropolitan University visited the area to seek advice and information regarding the need to involve communities in planning, regeneration and rebuilding of local communities and areas.
2014 Voluntary group of residents and council staff visited Lostock Partnership to seek advice, information and good practice when working towards rebuilding a broken community.
2014 Health and wellbeing of all Lostock residents under threat as council aim to close the following services due to financial cut backs.
2014 Lostock Youth Centre 80 plus young people access the youth centre twice weekly.
Without this facility young people will be forced onto the streets putting them at risk of creating unwanted behaviour, congregating in shops & pub doorways and most importantly placing them at risk of being approached by adults who may try to engage them on dangerous activities or wish them harm.
2014 Lostock Library is the hub of the area and provides a venue for residents to borrow books, seek advice meet others, improving their general health. The library is the base for Lostock Partnership, along with several voluntary community groups which run activities to improve skills and promote inclusion.
2014 Lostock playing fields. Old Hall Road
This area is now under threat as Trafford Council are seeking funds to build a new school on the green space.
Over 200 people both young and older play football or train on the fields which benefits their health and meets a key target of LCP. To engage with sports and improve general health.
LCP has worked continuously over 12 years to promote the football club and encourage local people to take part.
Many young people form the local are play sports there. The loss of this green space will impact on their health and wellbeing.