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.
#SaveTheDate @ArchesLocal #festive celebration 16th December at Town Hall Gardens https://goo.gl/4w6njA 12pm till 3pm #BigLocal #Community
Thanks in part to the funding received from the One Stop Stores our Lunch & Lego club sessions were a great success in the October half term, both days were fully attended and with the theme of Halloween to add a bit of excitement.
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
On Sunday the 7th of October we held our Silver Sunday Event for the residents of Pembroke Court. It was a great day and we look forward to planning together with the residents more events and look forward to next year celebrating Silver Sunday again!
Thank you to all those volunteers who have given their time helping in our community, who have earned Medway Time Credits taking part in the opportunities we have provided i.e regular litter picks, helping out at our seasonal awareness events.
They then exchanged these Medway Time Credits for tickets to attend a day we had organised for a trip to Diggerland. For more information on Medway Time Credits and how to get involved visit http://www.justaddspice.org/programme/medway-time-credits
On the day we were greeted by Jonny from Spice Time Credits and we had a photo opportunity once inside the park.
Families got to enjoy many of the rides and activities available including sky shuttle, mini diggers, dumper trucks, giant dirt truckers, go-karts and dodgems and many more!
Everyone who attended the trip had a great day and we now look forward to organising our next Medway Time Credits trip. Please get in touch for ideas for our next trip and keep checking the Website and our social media page for more details.
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.
Arches Local Summer Event – July 2018 from Arches Local on Vimeo.