Arches Local Community Art Together Celebrates Black History Month 2020

October is Black History Month in the UK, an event that has been celebrated nationwide for more than 30 years. The month was originally founded to recognise the contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK over many generations.  Now, Black History Month has expanded to include the history of not just African and Caribbean people but black people in general.

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20 years of Luton Millennium Green... Let's Celebrate!!

This year marks 20 years of Luton Millennium Green which is definitely something worth celebrating. Back then in September 2000 the youngsters had a message for us asking, "for the people of Luton to look after our Millennium Green".

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Active Arches Fit and Fed Summer 2020

We been very busy trying to get our Fit and Fed program up and running over these Summer Holiday and adhering to all the Covid 19 restrictions that are or were in place.

This led to us having to limit the numbers of young people that could attend to a maximum of 30 each day, which is very disappointing given on average we had more than double that amount the previous summer. Though unfortunate very necessary given the global pandemic and ensuring the safety and good health for those young people and their families who were able to take part in our summer program.

 

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Friends of Luton Millennium Green?

We are looking for people who care about our local park and green space, to help us form a Friends of Luton Millennium Green Group.

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The Way Forward with Arches Local

Could you please complete this Way Forward with Arches Local Survey it takes no more than 5-6 mins, and will mean you are part of the movement to improve our #BigLocal area.

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Looks like Victory… Arches Local and Network Rail mural brightens up Luton Arches!

Arches Local has worked with Network Rail and artist Lionel Stanhope to brighten up a corner of our Big Local area, under local railway landmark the Luton Arches.

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Have your say on the future of our Big Local area here!

Have your say on the future of our Big Local area here by completing this survey https://t.co/oGBDB13KaY?amp=1 put up by Arches Chatham Neighbourhood Forum to feed into their Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

Some of the initial responses have indicated that people were overwhelmingly in favour of walkability, street trees, community infrastructure and terrace/low rise housing. Most people saw blank elevations, non-residential ground floor, enclosed spaces and high rise housing unfavourably.

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Try our #TreeTrail Walk

Using the ticl.me app we have created a Tree Trail walk through Luton Millennium Green and beyond for anyone to enjoy. Along the Tree Trail we have marked species of Trees, other fauna and points of interest for you to check out.

We plan to keep updating and adding more to the trail but please have go of the walk and tell us what you think? We hope you enjoy doing it as much as we did making it!


We Need You! for our Partnership!

We Need You! for our Partnership!

We’re looking for new partnership members to join us helping influence how we bring about local change. Our partnership is made of up local residents and businesses who live and work in our Big Local area which covers parts of Chatham Central.

Being on the partnership isn’t a full-time job, we really value your time and you can get involved as much as you choose. We generally meet up every other month to discuss what’s happened and make decisions on future plans for our area.

If you’re interested like us in making a difference and playing a role in changing our community for the better, or want to know more please get in touch!


IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the ongoing #covidー19uk situation we are disappointed to announce that all our #BigLocal activities and events will be placed on hold until further notice. We feel this is inline with government outline in managing the spread and keeping people from risk.