Below is this month’s newsletter….and what an exciting month October is going to be!
6th October, there’s a circus skills workshop at the Community Centre with the awesome Chango Fuego (https://www.changofuego.com/) This is not to be missed and will be great fun for all ages!
There’s also a quiz night on the 12th, and the now infamous Halloween Disco on 27th.
Sunday October 7th is your last chance to visit the Little Chester Heritage Centre (open 2pm – 4pm at St. Paul’s Church). If you’ve never been, do pop in and have a look! It’ll be closed after this until April!
The big news this month is that the Council are planning on developing the former Aida Bliss factory site themselves. Their current plan is to develop predominately Council/Social Housing on the site with none, or very view, available for private sale….. (we’ve had an introductory meeting with Ian Fullagar, Head of Strategic Housing for Derby City Council and Chris Morgan, Principal Regeneration Manager). However, they are about to start ‘consultation’ with local residents and groups. Plenty are currently airing their views on the Facebook page….do come in and get involved (or leave comments on this website)! We’re currently in discussions with the council regarding how the official consultation will be carried out, and also exactly what their plans will be….so watch this space! More details when we have them. https://www.facebook.com/LittleChesterResidentsAssociation/
I seem to be posting these in pairs, now! Below are the August and September Newsletters. You’ll have already received August’s, and September’s is on it’s way! Do have a look! Comments always welcome!
Sorry these are a bit late, but the March and April LCRA newsletters are below! This month, there’s exciting news about a community orchard, the latest on the flood defences, puppets(!), the History Group talks, a fantastic Fashion Show (beginning of May!) and more!
Attached below is this month’s newsletter (which is coming to you in printed form as we speak!) Lots of up and coming events this month including the excellent Halloween Disco at the Community Centre (always a great event!)
Chester Green Events Team are also running the Chester Green XMas Window Trail again this year (after last year’s very successful pilot!) We had BBC Radio Derby feature us live on a morning slot and it was a great little advert for our area 🙂 If you’d like to be involved this year (you’ll be included on a little map), then do get in touch.
On a more serious note, the newsletter gives updates on the Aida Bliss factory and how we’re continuing to try and convince the owners to make the building safe (as we have been doing for many months, now) and also news that the incinerator on Alfreton Road has been recommended for approval by the council planning officer, even though there are over 400 objections (although the actual planning meeting was put back for some reason). The council planning seem to be more concerned with local residents using correct materials when replacing doors and windows, and turning down extensions, than they are with dangerous buildings (allowing the Aida Bliss building to remain in its current state) and potentially air polluting waste incinerators. Is our conservation area status and council planning really fit for purpose? If you’ve had issues with the council planners, I’d like to hear from you.
So, they’ll be delivered to you soon, but here’s the latest newsletter. As it looks like I forgot to post last month’s, here’s June’s too!
Remember, it’s the Picnic on the Green on Sunday 9th and it’s looking like it should be a great little event for our local community. They’ll be live music, games, face painting, a local theatre company, singers, and more
Below are the February Newsletter (which are being distributed shortly) and an electronic copy of the January update circulated earlier (we don’t normally do a January newsletter, but something important came up)! Lots of updates contained within…do have a look 🙂
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!
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!
A decision on the Queen’s celebration venue (green or community centre) will be made at around 6pm tonight – fingers crossed, but the weather is getting better (according to the BBC) than it first thought!