14th October 2019
12 October 2019
Happy 25th Birthday to Scaws Tenants’ and Residents’ Association
Scaws Tenants’ and Residents’ Association (TRA) which first formed on 18 October 1994 will turn 25 years old this month.
Founder member and Publicity Officer Sylvia Sloan recalls some of the group’s many achievements over the last 25 years – “The TRA is part of the local community and over the last 25 years we have been able to make a difference in the Scaws area by providing equipment to Beaconside School, improving the aesthetics of the area by installing benches, bins and planting blubs, and in 2016 we helped raise around £55,000 for a multi-use games area (MUGA) adjacent to Beaconside School which the children of the area enjoy”.
This week saw an event held at Beaconside Primary School to celebrate the 25th Birthday and included afternoon tea, singing from the School choir, an Awards ceremony and art competition. Every year a Year 6 pupil is awarded the Community Award ‘Learning to Live, Learning to Shine’ and will have their name added to the shield provided by the TRA. This year’s winner was announced as Trent Louis. The TRA had also donated prizes for the art competition where pupils had been asked to design a celebratory poster.
On behalf of Eden Housing Association who has supported the TRA over that time, Karan Crosthwaite said the event organised by Beaconside School and Scaws TRA was “A fitting celebration, Beaconside Primary School is at the heart of the community. The school has provided a venue for the meetings all these years, as well as hosting today’s celebrations including providing the delicious afternoon tea. Likewise, over the years, the TRA has supported the school including providing the shield and prizes for today’s Award and art competition.’
If you live in the Scaws area and are interested in joining the TRA, the Group hold meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.45pm at Beaconside Primary School.
Trent Louis, receiving his award from representatives of Scaws TRA, Eden Housing Association, Eden District Council, Penrith Town Council and the Police