Jubilee celebrations at Pembroke Court 👑


May Fit & Fed 🎳

You guessed it, Fit & Fed was back in May/June half term. 

The programme continued as it left off in Spring, two sessions a day over three days at Luton Primary School. 

Over 60 young people each day were immersed into a world of sporting and creative activities provided by Nucleus Arts, Olympia Boxing, Sport On Your Doorstep, Street Games, etc. All topped off with a nutritious lunch. 

We now begin preparations for our summer programme to ensure its a summer not to forget.  

Here’s a glimpse of the fun we got up to this time around! 


Spring Fit & Fed 🏸

Thanks to our partners and Medway Go, we were out again running Fit & Fed for two sessions a day over four days this spring half term at Luton Primary School. 

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Medway Eyes at Luton Primary School

In February, we were pleased to visit Luton Primary School alongside Medway Task Force to view the fantastic creations from their eye themed art week, as a part of the wider Medway Eyes project.
The bar was set high due to experiencing their Elephant Project exhibition less than a year ago, but once again, we were all blown by the sheer number and quality of art on display that spanned the entire school.
Keep your eyes peeled to see what's coming very soon to a street near you. 

February Fit & Fed 🏓

Thanks to the support of our partners, we were out running Fit & Fed again this windy and wet February half-term.

Despite the weather, we were able to continue to offer more than just multisports this time around too, as Nucleus Arts joined us again twice a day.


The icing on the cake for this half term was Mike, the community chef, who joined us on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday making nutritious quesadillas, nachos and tacos with our young people. See you all in easter 🐣

Is This Luton Road's First Street Tree? 🌳

Luton Road was, until now, one of Medway’s few Victorian roads that had desperately been without street trees in modern time. Urban greening has been one of our flagship projects at Arches Local for the past few years, so we’re pleased to announce that the first street tree in a generation, perhaps ever, has been planted in Luton Road.

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Town Hall Gardens Community Event 🏞️

On Saturday 22nd January we joined Medway Council to bring the community together to discuss improvements to Town Hall Gardens as part of the Safer Streets initiative.Read more

Festive Fit & Fed 🎄

Thanks to our partners and Medway Go, we were able to run Fit & Fed on the run up to Christmas for the very first time at Luton Primary School. Similar to our fantastic October programme, we were able to offer more than just multisports this time around too. Nucleus Arts joined us twice a day and Creatabot popped in too, for a myriad of creative and engaging activities.

This three-day programme was made even better by a delicious hot festive lunch donated by Forks and Corks for all the young people to enjoy.
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Arches Urban Forest 🌲

Despite the weather not being on our side, we were out in force planting street trees (a mixture of ginkgo biloba and ornamental pears) with our partner mhs homes for National Tree Week. Due to the success of our Luton’s Urban Trees programme, it has expanded to become Arches Urban Forest.

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Life Skills Club 💵

Here are the money saving shopping tips you shared during our Life Skills Club session in November.

Top Cash Back App


Shop online? Check out this app for money saving deals from a wide range of suppliers before shopping online.

It’s free to join but there is £5 annual fee if you choose the Plus account.

Make sure you understand how the scheme works before signing up to join it.

02 Air Time Rewards App

By shopping at selected stores, 02 customers can collect points that give them cash back on their air time and if they have enough points, monthly bonus reward.

If 02 is your service provider, check out this deal.

If not, see if yours has a similar scheme.

Bulk Buy

Best deals for many kitchen cupboard staples, and household essentials ranging from tinned tomatoes, baked beans and potatoes to toilet paper, toothpaste and cleaning products, are often cheaper bought in bulk. This is neither practical nor affordable for most of us as individuals but can be, by splitting the cost (and goods) with friends.

Shopping List

Make a shopping list that fits in with your budget and stick to it.

Shop Alone

Shopping with others, especially children who get bored easily, can lead to unnecessary purchases of sweet treats to keep them quiet, or non-essential items they have spotted that aren’t on your shopping list or within your budget.

Essential Household Items - 01634 383760

Citizens Advice provide support for people living in Medway, in need of emergency help to access essential household items such as beds and white goods 


Join us for our next session on 9th December from 1:00 - 2:30 at Luton Invicta Club, Luton Road.