07895 386433 - Registered Charity Number 1173163 enquiries@chellastonca.org

Hello and welcome to our April newsletter.

We commenced the long awaited refurbishment of the main toilets at the Centre towards the end of last month and as we prepared this newsletter a team of contractors were extremely busy stripping out 30 year old toilets and modernising the facilities which when you next visit the Centre you should notice the improvements made. Financed through grant assistance and our hire receipts this is the second major project undertaken by the Trustees to improve the facilities at the Community Centre for the benefit of all hirers and users. We have further initiatives planned and as soon as our finances permit we shall endeavour to carry these out.

The CCA continues to support the Spirit of Chellaston 2018 event which has grown year on year and forms part of the Derby Live programme.  It will be held on Saturday 16th June commencing at 12.00 on Swarkestone Recreation Ground. Arrangements are well under way and to date over 40 groups, societies and businesses have agreed to take part in showcasing what Chellaston has to offer.  To date the entertainment confirmed includes Chellaston Academy, Chellaston Infant School, community choir, dance groups and Churches Together as well as the ever popular Appletons Fun Fair.  The children will be delighted to know that Rammie will be present again so “get the cameras ready”, further updates will be announced over the coming weeks. The CCA will be providing refreshments in the Community Centre throughout the day.

We are now moving into the children’s birthday party season at the Centre when we start to get many enquiries for hiring the premises and the use of the garden area, in particular for bouncy castle mania so the kids can let off some steam. Book early to avoid disappointment, our diary can be viewed on our website www.chellastonca.org. You can call Joyce our bookings secretary if you have an initial enquiry or any questions on 07895386433.

Finally would you like to volunteer to assist in becoming involved in running the Community Centre?

We carry out a range of tasks which include running our website, operating our on line booking service, publicity including poster development, health and safety initiatives, fundraising, small diy jobs, meeting prospective hirers, understanding how charities operate, running a group activity and of course partaking in the occasional cup of tea and cake. It is a good opportunity for younger people to learn some of these skills which you may need in the future in many walks of life and of course is good for your c.v. If you would like to become involved please contact us through our website enquiries@chellastonca.org.


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