‘Our business exists to serve our community’
What is it all about?
- Ridge Hill Enterprises (RHE) is a new social enterprise business set up by Ridge Hill Big Local. We are proud to be able to re-develop the natural beauty of our area and to provide activities including boating, fishing, walking, running and cycling. We also aim to introduce ‘other’ water sports and activities and we have plans to create picnic sites and nature areas for schools, community groups, residents and visitors to our area to enjoy.
Why has the business been created?
The business has been created to be the ‘legacy vehicle’ of Ridge Hill Big Local beyond our funding cycle. We have used some of our Big Local grant money to set up and establish the business as a charity to deliver our aims and objectives detailed in ‘Our Plan’ www.biglocalhub.co.uk/Big Local Plan.pdf We will secure external funding via grant applications to grow and develop our business, but we will also reinvest some of our generated income to support this.
What are the aims of the business?
The aims of the business are to create projects and activities which support, motivate, benefit and inspire our local community and beyond. We want to provide an enjoyable, health-benefiting, outdoor ‘go to space’. We have a vision for the area to ultimately become an attractive Country Park and Nature Reserve to complement our already beautiful Stamford Park.
How does it intend to better the community?
A successful Social Enterprise business will enable us to provide an attractive visitor option for all to enjoy. We will offer many free activities and events but we will also be conscientious about offering value for money, responsibly priced paid for activities aimed at being inclusive, not exclusive. Our community members will become stakeholders in our asset and have a voice in how it is used and developed.
What impacts will the area see as a result of Ridgehill Enterprises involvement?
We have recently secured a 25 year lease for Stamford Park Boating Lake and Chadwick Dam fishing lake. Our Council have given us the opportunity to make a difference and pledged their support, knowledge and expertise.
We are very much aware of budget restraints and possible future reductions in funding for our parks and green spaces. We will work in partnership with our Council to improve and develop our area. We can apply for and secure external funding but also provide some of our own generated income and use these monies to work collaboratively to pool our finances to better our asset. We aim to realise the enormous potential of the beautiful space that we are fortunate to have in our immediate area and we can and will offer employment, volunteering and training opportunities for local people. An all- inclusive, empowered community is at the heart of our business ethos.
People will be proud to live near and support our business because of who we are and how we operate and what we have achieved together with our community.
We support the vision of Ridge Hill Big Local.
A business for your community and beyond, together; all we raise and do will, at its core, be to the benefit of all.
Community at the heart of our business
If you would like to know more or wish to be involved with our exciting venture(s)
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A strong and empowered community
is at the heart of our business ethos
Click the image above to go view, information, images and videos in and around Chadwick dam
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Stamford boating lake is set for a new lease of life, we have lots of plans to make this idyllic setting a fun and enjoyable part of Stalybridge.
Click the image above to view a gallery of all the pictures from Summer camp 2017.
Click the image above to view a gallery of all the pictures and videos from it`s conception to present.
Click the image above to go view, information, images and videos on both around Chadwick dam and Stamford boating lake.
Now that Ridgehill Enterprises are leasing both Stamford boating lake and Chadwick dam we are able to offer membership to come and fish these waters.
Ridge Hill Big Local rely on its fantastic volunteers to carry out all of its plans and without the enthusiasm, engagement and large amounts of collective hours that they give up to support us such things as the summer camp, boating lake, holiday clubs and behind the scenes organisational work the big local would not have progressed as far as it has done to date.