Chester Green Christmas Window Trail

The Chester Green Christmas Window Trail is now officially on.  Not every window is quite ready yet, but it just means there’s still some surprises to come!

The map, and a few questions to answer along the way were given out with the newsletter this month, and can be found below.  There are also some extra windows with the magic xmas tree sticker in….see if you can spot those too!  We’ve already had one person submit their answers and a little feedback – just to clarify, some questions have more than one correct/possible answer, and we’re interested as to what theme you think each window is (perhaps loosely…) based on!  Return your maps to the addresses shown and you may even get a little prize 🙂

Chester Green Christmas Window Trail Map 2016

We hope you enjoy the Xmas Window Trail, something new for our little community this year!

Cathedral School Update

The latest update from the newly approved Derby Cathedral Schoolhas been put up on their website.  No opening date has been given, as yet, as this is only agreed once a suitable site has been found.   We’re hopeful it’ll be a good possible choice for Chester Green as they state it will be in the vicinity of the Cathedral 😉  Their update can be found at:

http://www.derbycathedralschool.org.uk/progress-update/

December Newsletter and Chester Green XMas Window Trail!

Linked below is the December (and November…oops!) newsletter with all you need to know about Chester Green’s upcoming events and news for the Christmas period!

LCRA December Newsletter
LCRA November Newsletter

We’re also excited to announce that the Chester Green Christmas Window Trail will be starting on 6th December (running to the 6th January).  The map of the 31 windows taking part is below.  Why not have an explore in December, and see if you can guess the theme of each window!

Chester Green Christmas Window Trail Map 2016

Finally, we have an appeal!  The newsletter is written and distributed by volunteers.  The printing costs are usually covered by the Residents Association, but we’re nearly out of money.  We produce 1000 copies each month, and if each house gave just £1, this would fund the newsletter for approximately 4 years!  See details in the newsletter if you’d like to help keep the newsletter going and make a donation. No matter how small, it all helps 🙂

Happy nearly December, Chester Greenies!

October Newsletter and Halloween Disco 29th October

October’s newsletter is below (you’ll have received the paper copy at the beginning of the month!).  Also, do come along the annual Halloween Disco on Saturday 29th October at the Community Centre from 7pm onwards.  They’ll be games, food and a bar with a disco too!  Always a great night, and prizes for the best Halloween outfits!

October 2016 Newsletter

Flood Defences Drop-in event on Wednesday 19th October in Chester Green

Our City Our River (OCOR) are holding a public drop-in event on Wednesday 19th October from 3.00pm to 6.30pm at the Chester Green Community Centre, just off Old Chester Road, Derby, DE1 3SA. There will be updates on the construction work to build new flood defences and the next stage of work starting. There will also be team members on hand to answer questions about the project. Please contact Cassandra Carruthers on 01332 643488 or email for further information.

Please share, as notice for this is very late, it would seem!

More info from http://www.derby.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/planning/our-city-our-river/latest-news/

Oh my…..July, August and September Newsletters!

Ahem…..seems I’ve dropped the ball, somewhat.  Apologies!  Below are the newsletters you will have all received already for July (following shortly – I don’t seem to have it!), August and September…..normal service will now resume!

LCRA July 2016 Newsletter (…coming soon!)
LCRA August 2016 Newsletter
LCRA September 2016 Newsletter

This months highlights include Jack and Beanstalk at the community on 24th September from the FABULOUS Pocket Panto (if you’ve never seen them, you’re in for a treat.  The funniest panto company I’ve ever seen!)  Of course, there’s all the usual news and updates about everything Chester Green!

 

Queen’s 90th Birthday on the Green Pics and Video!

Well, what a great day was had by all!  Below is a video and pics of the event.  Feel free to add pics to the album if you have some and a big thanks to Lucia of St. Paul’s Road for the awesome video 🙂

Pics of the Day can be found by CLICKING HERE!

A big thanks to all the organisers (Rach, Marie, Mark, Rhian, Chris, Tony, Julie and Rita) and everyone that mucked in on the (initially very rainy) day!  A great advert for our wonderful community spirit 😀