Community Action Network

The University Quarter Community Action Network work together to make sure that Shelton area is a great place for people to live, study, work and visit.
We use our combined resources to affect positive change
for the benefit of the whole community of the University Quarter of Shelton.

This is an asset based community development approach in action.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONWhen we started we had task groups, to enable us to take focussed action on the priorities in the Community Plan. The task groups were:

  • Environment and Community Safety
  • Volunteering
  • Community Learning
  • Business support and engagement

The task groups set up projects including an annual Big Book Picnic in Hanley Park, Community Action Days, Mentoring schemes with students of different ages supporting each other and a Green Route. To find out more please click on the links.

Take a look at this report to see what people working together in the University Quarter Community Action Network did in 2016. 

The Community Action Network involves the University Quarter partners:

  • Stoke College,
  • Staffordshire University,
  • Stoke Sixth Form College,
  • Stoke on Trent City Council

and representatives from many local organisations and community groups including

  • Staffordshire University Students Union
  • Wavemaker Stoke
  • Staffordshire Police,
  • YMCA North Staffs,
  • PM Training (Aspire),
  • Etruria Industrial Museum,
  • WEA Stoke on Trent,
  • St Mark’s Primary School,
  • Healthwatch Stoke on Trent
  • Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
  • Living Streets
  • All Saint’s Church

If you would like to know more or to get involved, please contact Penny Vincent, 01782 294540