Here at the Arches, we have been busy being creative with Social Art on a Tuesday morning and Community Art on a Wednesday morning.
After having to postpone our original date due to #Snowmageddon ❄️ we all descended on Luton Millennium Green last Friday 23rd March with friends including teachers and pupils from Victory Academy and our Community Warden from Medway Council.
The sunshine ☀️ made an appearance and it was a really enjoyable day where together we cleared over 10 black bags of rubbish, created some #Litterheroes masks and some fantastic memories. Of course, we also had a good chat and shared what we knew about the area.
We then dropped off on Monday some Easter Eggs and Bunnies to say thank you to the Victory Academy pupils for helping out.
In the New Year, we had Darren from 1staidfire come in and he did some Pediatric First Aid training with local residents.
The course comprised of two days of training. The first day comprised of a question and answer workshop as well as talking about personal experiences. We talked about what should be included in a basic first aid kit and used our knowledge to see what we knew! The outcomes were very impressive.
The second day was hands-on practical with the use of a dummy to practice CPR as well as a simulated choking scenario. We also administered bandages as well as learning about the different medical equipment we may come across when working with adults and children. This included EPI-pens, asthma inhalers and diabetic insulin pens, just to name a few.
Pleased to share with you our Xmas event video where we captured some local voices. People were asked about the area and we shared our plans around developing a Neighbourhood Forum and plan.
Big thank you to all of you that braved the weather on Sunday and joined us for what was our biggest best most festive Xmas event ever.
We look forward to reading through all the thought and opinions you shared with us on the Arches Local area and our plans around developing a neighbourhood plan.
Also massive thanks to all the organisations that supported us in helping to make it happen including Tony Palmer, All Saints Community Project, Medway Sport, Anchorians FC, Medway Youth Service, Medway Plus, Steve Tomlin, Cretabot, C&S craft, Mobile Farm Experience, Leisure King and our fabulous face painters.
Please see more and find below photos from the day.
We have recently signed a 12 month Lease for a community space at 2e Luton Road called “The Arches”. Read more
With the October half-term, Lego Club nearly upon us here as look back at the photos of our successful Lunch and Lego sessions over the summer supported by Pentagon Shopping Centre and our Local Tesco’s. For more details of what went on please see check out the blog
It’s been our busiest summer yet we hope that you have all enjoyed the activities we arranged please find below a summary of some of the summer fun we’ve had together.
Expanding from our successful summer event held again this year at Luton Millennium Green around getting active we have had family fitness sessions held in and around Luton Millennium Green delivered by SanFran Fitness.