Hello and welcome to our newsletter.
Summer holidays are in full flow, so it is a little quieter than usual at the Community Centre and an opportunity to continue with some of our regular maintenance tasks. The dry spell in June whilst very welcome has taken its toll on the garden with the grassed area looking exceedingly parched. However, our hanging basket displays have been excellent this year and our thanks go out to John and the team at Swarkestone Nurseries for once again supplying these.
With the Community Garden on High Street now open if you are passing or visiting the shopping outlets please drop in and admire this new community space, check out the interpretation panel “About Chellaston” or perhaps just enjoy a rest and perhaps some light refreshments or maybe an ice cream from the adjacent shops. We continue to look for donations to address the capital funding shortfall, so if you can assist a contribution can be made via https://chellaston.org.uk (PayPal or card) or contact us using the information detailed below.
We also have a new community notice board in the garden and will shortly remove the garden construction pictures and introduce general information about Chellaston’s voluntary groups and organisations with the aim of visitors having contact details to perhaps join a group. If you have some community information to publicise, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or our colleagues the CRA at email@example.com
Our private hire bookings for events at the Community Centre, such as family and children’s parties, are returning to the level we saw pre-pandemic so if you have a celebration coming up it may be beneficial to plan ahead and get your event in our diary. If you want to see what the Centre facilities look like we have a video which you can access by visiting our website and going to the hiring a room page https://www.chellastonca.org/hiring-a-room. We also have a diary on the website so you can view the free dates for Saturdays, all day hire or Sundays 1 to 5.30pm. You can also speak to our Bookings Secretary on 07895386433 for information.