The Community Action Group

The Community Action group meet once a half term.The group is made up of staff and a group of community partners. The group work collaboratively, to benefit the academy and wider community. They discuss how staff can support community activities around the Walkden area. They also look at how the community can enhance student experiences at the Academy. If you are a community partner and want to get involved, please email: We would be pleased to see you at our next meeting and support you in your cause.

Community Partners
Co-op Academy Staff

There is currently a small group of staff involved in the Community Action group but we are hoping to grow. The current group are:

Miss E Kane 

Miss Kane is Co-op Coordinator and English Teacher. Miss Kane runs the group so if you want to get in contact about joining please email:

Mr J Mangas

Mr Mangas is Director of Participation and Engagement and a member of SLT. Mr Mangas is in charge of community links at the Academy. Please feel free to get in touch with him at:

Other members include: 

Miss J Morrell – Communications and Marketing Officer

Miss H Bentley – Teacher of Drama

Mr D Logie – Teacher of Music

Mr A Lamara – Teacher of Science

Miss J Reynolds – Teacher of English

Miss J Doyle – Teacher of English

Mrs R Mundy – Teacher of English

Mr P Ward – Teacher of Geography

Miss L Dronfield – Vocational Programme Co-ordinator



Salford City Council Community Development Team

 Jordan Moore is a Community Development Worker for Salford City Council.

Working for the Health Improvement Service, he is based at the One Stop Shop in Little Hulton.

He joined the Co-op Academy Walkden Community Action group because he wanted to link the school into community activities and events. He will continue to assist the Community Action Group with my knowledge of the area and help out where possible with the groups aims.

He has put together a directory of community services in the Walkden and Little Hulton areas. There’s lots going on in our community, so take a look at the directory here.

Find out more about our work on Facebook or Twitter.

If you want to get in touch his email is:


Salford City Council Neighbourhood team Walkden and Little Hulton

Fay Flatt is a Neighbourhood Development Officer  for Little Hulton, Walkden, Worsley, Boothstown and Ellenbrook, as part of the Neighbourhood Management Team and is based at the One Stop Shop in Little Hulton and Boothstown Community Centre.

She joined the Co-op Academy Walkden Community Action group to link community activities to the school and to see how the school and community could work closer together.

Here are some things that are happening around Walkden and Little Hulton currently:

Extended Youth Support project – Pre Route29

Toy appeal 2019

Hate Crime Awareness Week


Gi Retail with Co-op Nov 19 FLYER V2

GET STARTED WITH Football Oct 19

Princes Trust Boots Flyer

Sleep Clinic workshop_Salford2019

Taster Community WALKDEN

Find out more about our work on the Facebook page for Walkden and Little Hulton or Worsley and Boothstown.

If you want to get in touch with her, her email is:

If you would like to find out more or contact other members of the Neighbourhood Management Team you can do so via this link.


Little Hulton Big Local

Little Hulton Big Local (LHBL) vision is “to Unite Little Hulton as a Community and to Enhance Local Peoples Wellbeing.”

Little Hulton Big Local, which is a National Lottery funded partnership made up of local people and overseeing the spending of a £1M lottery investment over a ten-year period. The partnership has been delivering against a plan developed in partnership and through consultation with local people and local agencies.

Little Hulton Big Local’s works to a set of priorities.

Three long standing priorities identified during the original consultation for the first Little Hulton Big local Plan:

  1. Community Centre / Hub
  2. Young People
  3.  Employment and Wellbeing

Through conducting a community consultation in lead up to us writing our new plan in 2017 three new priorities were identified, covering the period October 2017 – September 2020, these are:

  1. Activities that support people’s mental health, happiness and wellbeing
  2. The environment
  3.  Activities for older people / intergenerational activities

Little Hulton Big Local’s key achievements up to April 2019:

  • Continuing to develop a representative functioning Partnership Board
  • Working with partners to bring ‘Narnia’s Christmas Magic’ and the animated ‘Snow Lion’ to Little Hulton Precinct to the delight of children and adults
  • Supporting local small businesses and craft groups through our Christmas pop up shops and our shop in the corner
  • Successfully establishing a bigger and better Community Hub at number 27- 29 Little Hulton Precinct
  • Providing to support community groups and new small business enterprises through our grants program
  • Developing to two nights of Youth Unity, a youth provision at Little Hulton Library
  • Working with Sale Sharks to bring their Advantage Program for young people aged 16 plus not in education, employment or training to Little Hulton
  • Working with residents and representatives from local community organisations to deliver the Spirit of Little Hulton Festival
  • Working with The Broughton Trust to employ fourteen local people as Community Researchers on two community research projects, one in 2017 to support the development of our three year plan and a second in 2018 this time focusing on the future of Peel Park
  • Launching the Little Hulton Pound

Little Hulton Big Local is a community led organisation which is powered by volunteers.

Between October 2017 and September 2018 our Big Local volunteers were very busy and extremely generous with their time.

360 hours were given to help Youth Unity to run two youth sessions a week at Little Hulton Library and an additional 2,000 hours were given in support of a wide range of activities.

The Future

A million pounds is a huge amount of money but it won’t last forever and Little Hulton Big Local this is why we now have to apply for others funds if we are going to sustain and develop our Youth Unity Activities

We also want to leave a Legacy

Part of that legacy is securing and sustaining the Youth Unity Youth activities.

We also want to develop a physical legacy in the shape of a re-developed Peel Park Pavilion. We believe developing the Pavilion will be a catalyst that will change the way people view and use the park which will in turn create a proud community asset.

We also want to create a vehicle to ensure a resident led organisation continues to grow and thrive in Little Hulton. We want local people to continue to have a voice so we can attract new money into Little Hulton to develop the priorities and aspirations Little Hulton Big Local identified through our continuous community consultation.

So we have registered a new Charity – CommUNITY Little Hulton that in the longer term will enable us to apply for larger grants.

We on Facebook with a Youth Unity and Little Hulton Big Local Page

And CommUNITY Little Hulton or on Twitter and have a web site

For more information contact Alison Jones (Little Hulton Big Local Development Manager):

Dadz Cycle Hub

Dadz Cycle Hub is a non profit making Community Interest Company based in Eccles, Salford. We are the second generation project after Salford Dadz, Little Hulton.

Our existence is to improve and maintain children’s wellbeing by helping all members of the family and those in a parental role.

We have chosen to refurbish unloved cycles and give them back to the community, and have happily agreed to donate six cycles to Co-op academy Walkden.

We have recently donated six children’s cycles to St Luke’s Church, Salford  and six to Hamilton Davis Trust, Salford.

In addition, we undertake led rides and organise events to teach our community how to do minor bike repairs.

Want to know more? Then go to our website or contact Scott Sinclair via email at:


Other Community Partners

Age UK 

Age UK Salford is an independent local charity, established almost 40 years ago. We exist to improve later life for all older people in Salford, through the provision of support, advocacy and direct services.

Contact: Jane Bevan, Marketing and Communications Manager – or 0161 788 7300

Our website link is:

Banana Enterprises 

Banana Enterprise Network is run by Jayne Allman. You can contact Jayne at:

They are a local charity specialising in grass root level training and support around enterprise.  They help unemployed people and low income families learn about what is involved in starting an business/self employment.

Their training and support helps them to make an informed choice as to whether self- employment would be a viable option for work for them.  If you don’t have a business idea, they can help them create one. They also offer practical bookkeeping training, confidence and other personal development courses and we work on a one to one basis with clients who prefer this to group training.

They  also help people to create ideas for a social enterprise. Our Business Advisors and Trainers are all SFEDI qualified and have the relevant tutor qualifications too.

Can you help them? They are looking to promote our free “pre self employment” services especially around Little Hulton and Walkden to unemployed and low income families.

They are also interested to know if schools offer enterprise sessions and whether the school might be interested in working with us to offer young enterprise programmes.

Corinth Training 

Corinth Training C.I.C.  is an organisation delivering a range of training programmes inc First & Next Steps IT, Microsoft Office, Excel, Customer Services, Photoshop, Photography, Web Building, Confidence Building, Math & English courses for any Salford resident aged 19+. All courses are free provided at least 50% of the course is completed by a learner.

Here is a list of their current training on offer – Corinth Training flyer all courses Sept to Nov 19 (2)

Corinth Training flyer all courses Nov to Dec19

You can contact or 07482606808 for further details.

Can you help them? Put up a poster! Spread the word.

Churches Together Salford 

Contact name: Carole GX



Local Councillors 

Councillor Richard Critchley – Walkden South 

Councillor Joshua Brooks – Walkden South

Councillor Laura Edwards – Walkden South

Mustard tree 

Feeling stuck in a rut but don’t know how to get out? The Mustard Tree’s Freedom project is there for you. Take a look at the Freedom Project Leaflet for more information, or click this link to take you to the Freedom Project website.

Want to get involved? Call in from 10am – 4pm on Monday – Wednesday or Friday.

Peel Park Junior Park Run 

We are a new junior parkrun based at Peel Park Little Hulton which is run purely by volunteers. Junior parkrun is a free weekly 2k timed event for 4-14 years where they can run or walk a marshalled route within the park.
Exercise is beneficial for well being and junior parkrun is a fantastic opportunity for beginners to start running and those who run regularly.
Our page is:
We also support Duke of Edinburgh and parkrun is recognised as a volunteer option for students participating in D of E so this could benefit some of your older students if you offer this.
For more information email:

Tackling Track Safety 

WUU2  Suzanne Quigley works for the youth service. She runs the wuu2 website – a website for young people and the social media channels:

 WUU2 Twitter 

WUU2 Instagram 

WUU2 Facebook

She can be contacted via email at: