Our XMAS event held on 16th of December 2018 at Town Hall Gardens was a huge success with loads of fun things to do including a Reindeer Rodeo, Snow Globe, Face Painting and Junior High Striker it was truly a fun-filled afternoon for all the family to enjoy.
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.
We will be running two drop-in community events this November to share our ideas on neighbourhood planning, to find out more about the issues and opportunities that exist and to find out your vision for the future.
Come and find out how to get involved. This is your chance to have a big influence on what our area will be like in the future.
-The Brook Theatre, 26th November 14:30 – 18:30
-Arches Hub, 2e Luton Road, 28th November 10:30 – 18:30
In the New Year, we had Darren from 1staidfire come in and he did some Pediatric First Aid training with local residents.
The course comprised of two days of training. The first day comprised of a question and answer workshop as well as talking about personal experiences. We talked about what should be included in a basic first aid kit and used our knowledge to see what we knew! The outcomes were very impressive.
The second day was hands-on practical with the use of a dummy to practice CPR as well as a simulated choking scenario. We also administered bandages as well as learning about the different medical equipment we may come across when working with adults and children. This included EPI-pens, asthma inhalers and diabetic insulin pens, just to name a few.
We have recently signed a 12 month Lease for a community space at 2e Luton Road called “The Arches”. Read more
We had Future Foundry down on the 30th of March as part of our Community Economic Development plan of having a market at the Luton Road Shoppers car park to speak to people locally about what it takes to run Market.
Future Foundry’s projects bring young people together with people in their communities that can help them progress – creating connections and highlighting pathways. They promote the creative industries and encourage people to be inspired by, and access creative training and cultural events. By bringing together the very different approaches of the creative, environmental and business sectors, Future Foundry acts to resolve the real economic, spatial and social problems faced by our communities.