Team work

Discover – Connect – Mobilise

Thank you for visiting the Council’s Area Working team webpage. This page will let you know who we are, what are main focus is and, how you can contact us. 

Who we are

Our Borough wide team consists of Area Working Coordinators and, their main role is to discover individuals and groups who care about their community, help them connect to other likeminded individuals, groups and agencies so that, they can work together to find their local solution to their local issues and, mobilise themselves to deliver these solutions, through their local actions.

Our main focus

Community jigsaw

Our main focus is to enable the growth and strengthen these discoveries, connections, and delivery of these community led solutions through the creation of Community Alliances in each ward, working alongside active local community based voluntary groups, businesses, individuals, ward Councillors and, partner agencies who are all passionate about their area, and are keen to make a positive difference.  Through this informal network, participants will work together, support one another to grow the good work in their communities, through their actions. This is to ultimately improve the quality of life of their residents and, their area. These participants can do this through using their interests, skills, knowledge and local community assets such as, buildings and spaces. 

Additionally, your Area Working Coordinator supports the local ward Councillors in their role and, can also signpost you to appropriate services and partner agencies if you need some assistance.  They may also be able to connect you to other local contacts that, could support you with your queries.

How to contact us 

Area Working Co-ordinators
Area Working
Wards covered Contact details
Idris Jeewa Astley Bridge
Horwich South & Blackrod
Heaton, Lostock & Chew Moor
Great Lever

Mobile: 07392 108231

Ibby Kala Halliwell
Queens Park & Central
Horwich North

Mobile: 07385 492573

Paula Garstang Breightmet
Farnworth South
Westhoughton South
Westhoughton North & Hunger Hill
Tonge with the Haulgh

Mobile: 07721 740127

Paul Haunch Bromley Cross
Farnworth North
Little Lever & Darcy Lever

Mobile: 07385 534284