Big thank you to all of you that braved the weather on Sunday and joined us for what was our biggest best most festive Xmas event ever.
We look forward to reading through all the thought and opinions you shared with us on the Arches Local area and our plans around developing a neighbourhood plan.
Also massive thanks to all the organisations that supported us in helping to make it happen including Tony Palmer, All Saints Community Project, Medway Sport, Anchorians FC, Medway Youth Service, Medway Plus, Steve Tomlin, Cretabot, C&S craft, Mobile Farm Experience, Leisure King and our fabulous face painters.
Please see more and find below photos from the day.
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.
We held our summer event on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 at Luton Millennium Green with a theme of Getting Active Outdoors the weather was great as was the turnout even better than last year!
We were at Luton Millennium green today with the Magpie Growers doing some work and tidying up the park.
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.
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.
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
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 !