Arches Local Funding Panel held its first funding panel meeting on the 7th of March to discuss applications one was from Copperhouse CIO. Their Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was created to provide expeditions and training to schools and youth groups (centers), as well as developing an ongoing strategy for outdoor activity/adventure for residents in Medway.
Their funding request was successful for via engagement events, activities, and away days’ help influence how local young people and their families, who may not traditionally access outdoor activities might be actively encouraged to be involved. With the main focus of introducing outdoor activities to a large number of young people, with particular focus on the Duke of Edinburgh award in Medway. Offering opportunities demonstrating to both the child and parents that cost should not preclude any individual from participation. Read more
Oiled and Pride of place in the pocket park !
With a big thanks from us all to Dan the Carver and Jen for the wonderful creation they have made from all our ideas. The paint has been added to the carvings done. Now just to add a coat of oil and secure in place.
Also we had a visit from Tesco Bags of Help earlier to see the bench we are very grateful for the funding they provided to make it all possible.
The biggest thanks of course goes to the Arches Local community who provided the inspiration and came out to help with its creation, its been great fun.
The community came out today to make there marks by carving images onto the bench additionally Carver Dan reflected many of the pictures drawn by others at our most recent events!
Tomorrow the final day with some painting and final finishing touches.
I think the cat might be out of the bag on what it is but can any recognise there drawing that Dan took his inspiration from for the bench??
LMG #pocketpark #community bench has begun taking shape what could it be?
An early morning start hoisting the log into place using a tripod and chain and block tackle contraption.
We have shared all the drawings and ideas with Dan the Carver who was very impressed with all your efforts! Which he will use to create the bench with your help. Work on the Bench at Luton Millennium Green #pocketpark will commence tomorrow 10th of August So if you are around come along and have a look..
There will also be opportunities for anyone who wants to be involved to help finish the bench on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th of August.
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Below is the space that will be the final home of the bench!
Please find below a selection of some of the great drawings you did for us..!
What a great day we all had on Saturday 9th July the community came together and for the price of answering some simple questions got to eat and take part in all the Arches Local activities and more.
We started to get ready early in the day to be honest we were a little nervous thinking would anyone would turn up with so much else going on at the weekend with the Kent Show and River Festival !
Fears soon melted away it got busy really quick and the community enjoyed each other company the entire day, the children played, the weather was great, the whole day had such a relaxed feel to it. We estimate from the number of tickets we gave out for the hog roast that we had well over 200 people attend over the day, we managed together to totally devour a 68 kilo pig in under 4 hours all that was left was a few mushroom burgers.