July 2024 Newsletter – Picnic on the Green!

Attached is the July 2024 newsletter. Lots of details inside including details on this year’s Picnic on the Green Event, which is happening from 1 pm on Sunday 14th July. It promises to be a great, free, afternoon out for all the family. Bring chairs and a picnic and enjoy the sunshine and entertainment.

June 2024 Newsletter

Lots on in June:

  • 1st June – Common Ground play on Chester Green
  • 7th June – Northern Soul Night at the Community Centre
  • 14th – 16th June – Well Dressings at Marcus Street and the Vicarage Wells
  • 23rd June – Jazz on the Green (Chester Green)
  • Cricketers’ Cafe now open (Parker’s Piece)

All the details on these events, and more, are in this month’s newsletter! Download now!

February Newsletter is OUT NOW!

After January off, the February Newsletter is now making its way to your doors! After a fabulous Christmas in Chester Green, there are lots of updates on local events, pubs, planning and parking and speed humps consultations, so do share!

Chester Green Entertainments Team Quiz Night is Friday 1st March at the Community Centre. More details in the newsletter!

December Newsletter is Out NOW!!!!!!

As always, lots to see in this month’s newsletter which will be making its way to you very soon!

The CGET Quiz is at the community centre on Friday 1st December. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start and admission is £3 per person.

The Chester Green Christmas Light Switch On is on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm (for a 5.15 pm switch on). Feel free to bring a bauble or some tinsel to decorate the tree at the end of Marcus Street which has just arrived (and is where the switch on will take place).

This year’s Christmas Window Trail will be starting, too. Download a map below, or use the electronic version at: tinyurl.com/CGXmasWindows2023. There is a ‘hunt the pud’ competition on the printed version (included with this month’s newsletter), and if you’re finding it difficult, there’s a helper app for phones which can be viewed at: tinyurl.com/HuntThePud

All the St. Paul’s Christmas services are listed, with the first one being the Christingle Service at 4 pm on 3rd December (it’ll finish in time to get to the switch-on across the Green!)

There are details on local consultations and planning applications and more inside this month’s newsletter!

MARV Films in Chester Green

Well, filming by MARV films is finished in Little Chester and by the time I’ve finished writing this, I suspect there’ll be little sign that they’ve been. It was great to see Haslam’s Union Foundry/Aida Factory back in use and lit up, and it feels like the impact of the road closure and displaced cars was well managed (even opening up earlier than expected on Tuesday afternoon). The MARV staff were friendly, and although pedestrian access to the bridge was stopped now and then for filming, it was only for a few minutes each time, and I know I was able to use this as my usual route to and from work, and while walking the dog without issue 🙂

I think the most exciting thing about this venture is that it’s the first concrete example of the new use of the building, and great to see Damien Walters/MARV are serious about this new venture. We look forward to seeing what the plans for the building will be. Exciting times are ahead for Little Chester!

There’s a great summary in this feature by BBC:


Here’s a taste of some of the action:

November 2023 Newsletter Out Now!

Another month, another newsletter. We made it through the great floods of 2023, with our new flood defences being well-tested for the 2nd time. We’ve got the poppies going up this weekend, please do donate to this good cause: tinyurl.com/CGPoppies2023. We’ve got the not-to-be-missed ‘We Are What We Overcome’ by Matt McGuinness happening at the Community Centre, and all the details on the XMas fair and how to register to be on the Chester Green Christmas Window trail. All this, and more, in this month’s issue!

September (and August…sorry!) Newsletters

This will be winging it’s way to your door soon (if you live in Little Chester) and, as always, features all the upcoming events (that we know of!) in the area:

We’ve got the 2nd annual arts trail (and more!) on Saturday 9th September, the popular Quiz night at the community centre on 15th September and Lucy Nolan, the world-renowned harpist, with Indian singer, Supriya on 16th September. Even more inside this month’s edition of the Little Chester Newsletter!

July 2023 Newsletter – Out Now!

The July 2023 newsletter is out now! As always, packed with exciting news and announcements!

Picnic on the Green is at 1pm – 6pm, Sunday 16th July! As always, there’s lots planned for the totally free event.

The Aida/Bliss/Haslam factory has been sold to Damien Walters/MARV studios and is now embarking on the exciting journey of plans for renovating the site…hooray. More details at: https://tinyurl.com/CGMarv23

The next Cafe on the Green is on Saturday, 15th July (10am – 12pm).

On 3pm Saturday 22nd July, the Tedesca Quartet are playing in St. Paul’s Church, Chester Green.

All this and more in this month’s newsletter!