Through out 2018 we have been discussing with our community and stakeholders, creating a Neighbourhood Plan for our area. We have chosen its aims and objectives which are for the Forum to produce a Neighbourhood Plan to improve the social, economic, environmental and general well-being of individuals living in a designated area and to further the interests of businesses operating in the same area who support the Neighbourhood Plan aims. It shall operate without distinction or discrimination on the grounds of gender, disability, sexual orientation or race, or of political, religious or other beliefs.
We also after lengthy discussions with the Local Authority have together drawn up a designated area that includes the boundary of of our Big Local area and has taken in some additional areas that it was felt would make sense to include i.e because there were future plans to develop those areas. We also decided on a name for the forum which would be The Arches Neighbourhood Planning Group and we successfully applied to Locality for funding to help create a forum.
Here is the video of our recent summer event at Luton Millennium that captures some of the fun had on the day and talks about Arches Local, our Community space and we even threw in some of the things that happened at our 2017 event. We hope you enjoy watching it.
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.