2017 Summer Fun with Arches Local

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.

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Keeping it Local – Outdoors – Learning – Healthy – Fun – Children

This week we have been keeping it Local.

On Tuesday, March 14th 2017 Copperhouse Activity Training a local outdoor activity provider we support to run activities took children from a local primary school, All Saints CofE to a local park, Luton Millennium Green that as a community in partnership with other stakeholders are helping shape to our needs. The day was magically captured by a local photographer Steve Tomlin.

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Christmas Event Santa Elves Workshops Health Bus @ Town Hall Gardens

On Sunday the 18th of December, we held our Christmas Event at Town Hall Gardens with Santa, his Head Elf, Reindeer and armed with a big sack of D&A toys, we had a health bus provided kindly by Orbit homes and workshops making baubles and Santa Logs by Creatabot and Creative Tree Arts and Crafts C.I.C. There were 2 marvellous kinds of soup made and served by Copperhouse Activity Training and refreshments served by Anchorians FC. We also had again some fabulous face painting from Dans Funky Faces.

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The event and all activities were free on the day for the price of answering some simple questions and our marvellous community researchers were on hand to ask and record your answers on the day we thank you for all your great comments. Read more

Luton Millennium Green + Copperhouse Adventure Training = Budding Bear Grylls

 

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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

#Day5 LMG #Pocketpark Bench

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.

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