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!
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!
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!
This month we’ve got details on the Halloween Disco, along with a free (donations/pay what you feel on the night) showing of the brilliant Broken Instruments at St. Paul’s Church (back from rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe!).
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!
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.
This should already be with you, but here’s a link to June’s newsletter. A huge thanks to the small number of local volunteers that make these events happen and make Little Chester the Oasis in the City that it truly is!
We’re hoping for the 1st Cafe on the Green of the season (the last two have been rained off!) on Saturday 10th June
There’s Rhian’s infamous Quiz night on Firday 16th June, too. This is always a popular event, so make sure you arrive early!
The Chester Green Library continues to give out (and accept) free books for anyone that’s interested.
The City Road Improvement Project is starting to make real progress. Hopefully a few of you made it to the last meeting! More updates as we get them.
The Aida/Bliss/Haslam’s Factory site has been sold to Damien Walters/MARV Studios! (not in the newsletter, but it was signed off on Monday 5th June!)
More included in this month’s exciting edition of the newsletter!
You should have received a paper copy already, but below is the May Newsletter. There’s plenty on this month. We’ve got the Maker’s Market at the Community Centre, Cafe on the Green and the Well Dressings this coronation weekend and lots more inside this month’s edition!
Attached are the March (and February) Newsletters. Plenty going on this month, so do have a look. Locals should receive the printed copy in the next few days!
We’ve got Easter Bingo coming back at the beginning of April. The Cafe on the Green is also back, and there are updates on the City Road improvement project (CityGate Project) and updates on the Cricket Pavillion and other local improvement work. There is also another local history society talk on 16th March!