Last week, Labour Councillors in Swinton – Cllrs Victoria Cusworth, Stuart Sansome and Ken Wyatt – held their first community walk as part of a new walking initiative that they have organised. This is a new programme of walks organised by the councillors for local residents around Swinton and Kilnhurst. The walks are designed for all age groups and it is an opportunity to explore and learn about their local community.
The first walk was held last week and participants who came were aged from 13 weeks to 78 years. It was titled the “Rockingham Explorer” where attendees had the opportunity to learn about Swinton’s history. It included a rare visit inside the Waterloo Kiln besides Pottery Pond which is a key historic landmark and was part of Swinton’s important pottery-making heritage.
Cllrs Victoria Cusworth, Stuart Sansome and Ken Wyat have said:
“Swinton and Kilnhurst has some very pleasant, accesible walking routes right on our doorstep. The area is designated a priority for the ‘Active Dearne’ project and we want to help with this worthwile work.”
Local councillors have organised this programme of local walks to not only encourage physical activity but to help tackle social isolation in the community and promote the history of the area. Further walks will be held each month going forward for this year and residents in Swinton and Kilnhurst can contact their local councillors to find out more.