Talk Sport Radio celebrates the start of partnership

A Sports Day Event with Talk Sport Radio in attendance has kick started our partnership with Jason Roberts Foundation and Brent Council to provide a programme to boost training, education and volunteering in Stonebridge.

Higgins Partnerships and Brent Council have signed a charter with Jason Roberts Foundation to mark the formation of a partnership to work collaboratively in the Stonebridge community.

Higgins is committed to working with the local community around all of its projects and the creation of this partnership will enable them to provide a programme of support for those living in the Stonebridge area through volunteering, workshops, training and education and environmental projects.

Amy Ross, Head of Social Value at Higgins Partnerships comments, “We are delighted to form this partnership with Jason Roberts Foundation and Brent Council which will allow us to provide an extensive programme of community engagement and opportunities which will empower the local community around our Hillside and Milton Avenue projects.

“We have already started engaging with local children and recently arranged a site visit for two groups of young people who are completing a project on the regeneration of the area. We look forward to working closely with The Foundation to develop further projects.”

Higgins and Brent Council will be looking at a range of projects including improving local facilities and community spaces, volunteering schemes, mentoring schemes, employment workshops and career fairs and tournaments and sports days with local schools.

Brent Council awarded Higgins the £22m million contract for the redevelopment of the Hillside and Milton Avenue sites as part of the redevelopment of Stonebridge. The two sites form part of the masterplan to sensitively redevelop within the heart of Stonebridge, with the aim of strengthening and improving community amenities and to enrich the local environment.

Cllr Eleanor Southwood, Lead Member for Housing & Welfare Reform said: “The Jason Roberts Foundation does incredible work in Stonebridge, and I’m looking forward to seeing the opportunities these projects will create for young people in the area.”

Otis Roberts, CEO of Jason Roberts Foundation added, “JRF are delighted to partner with Higgins and Brent Council on this project in the heart of Stonebridge which aligns with our vision of reaching, building, and driving communities forward.  We look forward to working closely with both organisations on some exciting new projects which will be delivered in an area that is close to our hearts and supports our ethos of ‘community first’.”