Published: Thursday 2 September 2021

Last week, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire John Dwyer visited the GGO Community Bungalow in Winsford, a Constituted Community Group that runs events and provides advice and support for people in the area.

Formed in 2010, GGO West Winsford hosts activity clubs and away days for people of all ages, including National Lottery-funded Brightlife, a project designed to reduce social isolation among older people. They also provide a foodbank service and lunch packs for children.

Along with local PCSOs who regularly engage with the group, the Commissioner attended one of the many school holiday activity clubs that the group facilitates, where he also heard from the volunteers who run the group who go above and beyond for local people.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said:

“During my visit to the GGO Community Bungalow I was taken aback by just how much love and support there was in the area for this group, and it was great to see children and young people having fun and taking part in activities, such as performing skateboarding and skating tricks, building circuits, crazy golf and arts and crafts, that give them something positive to do.

“Listening to the volunteers it’s lovely to see that the community spirit still exists with everyone working together to achieve a common goal.”

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At the GGO Bungalow, the Commissioner also spoke to the local PCSOs who have a good relationship with the group.

John Dwyer added:

“Breaking down barriers between young people and the police is more important than ever, and having police rooted in the communities they serve will be a key part of my Police and Crime Plan.

“It was refreshing to hear from the PCSOs who have seen their engagement with young people flourish because of their interactions with this group. Gems like the GGO Bungalow are an asset to any community.”

To find out more about GGO West Winsford, visit https://ggo4you.wordpress.com/