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.
We had the official opening of Luton Millennium Green #pocketpark on 30th March by Tracy Crouch one of our Local MP’s and Sports Minister !
The weather was very kind to us, the children from Luton Junior School who had help with planting of trees previously were also in attendance with members of the community and those who had help shape and work on the #pocketpark most notably the Magpie Growers..
Work will be ongoing at the site with installation of Natural Play and other community inspired ideas with plans for a big party to celebrate with the community in the summer (date to be confirmed). We also hope to be doing a lot more with green spaces locally delivering the needs of the community reflected in our 1st year plan
Please if you have not yet been to Luton Millennium Green go have a look and enjoy the #pocketpark, and of course if you live in the Arches Local Area please #GetInvolved
Work has begun in earnest on the site with Magpie Growers playing a pivotal role alongside with volunteers from Princes Trust, Turning Point, etc. In partnership with Medway Council, Medway Plus, Kent Wildlife Trust and all the parties involved in the successful Keep it Clean for the Queen event 29th Feb.
Please find below some photos we have taken before and as work is going on