Community Led Action

Article Added: 01/12/23

Community conversations and workshops in Bentley as part of the Appreciative Inquiry, saw residents talking about wanting to make it easier to cycle.  Bentley Positive Action Group, named ‘Building A Better Bentley’ got behind this and there is now cycle storage situated in Bentley Park. 

During community conversations, residents spoke highly of Bentley Park and how they could cycle through there between Toll Bar, Bentley, Scawthorpe and Sprotbrough. Residents shared that they were able to cycle through the park but were not able to safely secure their bikes within the park, meaning they didn’t feel comfortable staying in the park and stopping off for a cuppa or cake in the fantastic Pavilion.  

Bentley’s Positive Action Group is made of residents from across Bentley and other stakeholders working in the community. The Positive Action Group discussed with other residents the possibility of installing some cycle storage and what sort of storage they felt would be effective. Once these discussions had taken place, Well Doncaster supported the Positive Action Group to meet with partners in the Active Travel team at City of Doncaster Council who saw the importance of the idea and agreed to fund the project. The storage was unveiled by Councillors James Church and Charlie Hogarth, joined Well Doncaster Officer Andy Cunningham and Amelia Boston from Boston & Co café which is situated in the Bentley Pavilion. They all welcomed young resident Austin in being the first resident to use the storage.   

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