Over the last 20 years Burnham Health Promotion Trust has paid for, or secured funding for, a huge range of activities, equipment and facilities in the village. These include children’s play equipment in local parks and playgrounds, the outdoor gym in Burnham Park and a wide variety of equipment in ALL the local schools.
In addition, BHPT provides financial support to many organisations. These have included the Youth Centre, the Children’s Centre, Burnham Lighthouse, Home Start, the Well @ Lent Rise, Friends of Burnham Library and Thames Valley Adventure Playground. BHPT also helped fund the renovation of the public toilets in Jennery Lane, Burnham, a much needed High Street facility.
BHPT work in partnership with many providers. You can see more information on who we work with and what we do with them on our PARTNERS page, but to give you an idea, we fund Citizens Advice Bureau sessions, a Happy Feet toe nail cutting service here at the Health Centre and we also provide a free community room for various counselling services, housing advice drop in sessions, sexual health drop in clinics and much more.
Last but by no means least, BHPT organises one off events such as Wellbeing Days and Fun Days and provides or actively supports a wide and growing range of weekly activities and services.
Here we can share some examples of how we have helped!
- By BHPT, to over 50 organisations in the local community.
- To provide funding for local equipment, facilities and services.
- We are proud to have helped support and grow so many local projects and groups.
The number of activities...
- We are currently running.
- BHPT run or support that promote a healthy body & mind.
- That might interest you, or someone you know, to be involved in right now!
A Lent Rise School pupil models the Green Gym BHPT installed at the school
Burnham Park, the site of the BHPT Marathon Challenge!
Project 57 focuses on the footpath area between St Peter’s Close and Opendale Road. It’s been the subject of many concerns over the years including antisocial behaviour, drug taking, litter and fly-tipping. It’s an essential walking route for residents but many are afraid to use it after dark due to the fear of crime.
The Parish Council have led a major project to address all of these issues and the work has included:
Installing new street lights and CCTV along the path, to deter fly-tipping and motorcyclists & to help people feel safer.
Transforming a neglected woodland into a wild play area and resurfacing the worst areas of the path.
Repairing, resurfacing and improving access to St Peter’s Playground
A street art project with pupils from Burnham Park Academy
The project, costing £90,000, has been made possible through a very generous £70,000 from the Veolia Environmental Trust, and is also supported through grants from Buckinghamshire County Council, us here at BHPT, South Bucks District Council and the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme. Watch this space for photos of the grand opening on 21st March, but for now, here are a couple of sneak peeks at the difference we can see already!