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

Welcome to our May newsletter.

It’s 10 years this month since some of your Trustees took over the management of the Centre following an extraordinary general meeting called to address residents’ concerns about the Centre operation. It is pleasing to report that the ship was steadied by some dedicated volunteers, especially given the financial position we found ourselves in.

Roll forward 10 years and here are 10 key things we have achieved:

  1. A popular independent Community Centre run by volunteers and self-financing.
  2. Premises which support over 20 regular hirer groups/organisations each week for over 500 attendees across all age ranges.
  3. Weekend availability throughout the year for private hire events.
  4. Facilities that have been upgraded inside and outside funded directly by the Community Association.
  5. A positive balance sheet achieved through good financial management and committed efforts of Association Trustees.
  6. A CCA website incorporating an electronic booking system, calendar of events and news page.
  7. Significant funding generated to support expanding the Centre.
  8. A well-maintained facility incorporating a high standard of health, safety and fire prevention management.
  9. Raising the profile of Chellaston Community Centre with senior City Council Executives and Ward Councillors.
  10. Working with other voluntary organisations to make improvements within Chellaston District Centre – Community Garden on High St, as an example.

Of course, there is still room for improvement as well as a chance for some new blood to join the team or indeed be part of a planned Friends of Chellaston Community Centre group. Why not get involved? Our team is not getting any younger and it would be good to pass on some of the expertise we have gained over the past 10 years. We are a registered charity which governs how we operate, so perhaps now is the time for a few residents to come forward. You can get in touch by calling 07895386433 or enquiries@chellastonca.org.


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