Christmas Fair, Saturday 29th Nov, 10.30 – 1.00

Christmas Fair @ Mansfield Street Methodist Church (off City Road), Chester Green on Saturday, 29th November from 10.30 – 1.00.

Come along to pick up a bargain and have fun for all the family!

Santa’s Grotto, Nearly new baby/children’s clothes, toys & equipment stall*, Usborne book stall, Children’s activities including Christmas Bauble making, Home made cake stall, Traidcraft fairtrade stall, Phoenix cards stall, Craft stall, Gold rush tombola, Toy stall, Raffle, Refreshments and more!

* Donations of baby/children’s clothes, toys and equipment welcome with 50% of sale price back to you if requested. Contact Abigail on 01332 722488 for more information.

To see the poster, click ——HERE——-

New Plans Afoot for Aida Bliss Factory!!!

Today, some residents of Chester Green received the following letter from Hopwood regarding a public consultation about new plans for the Aida Bliss factory on City Road (which used to be known as the Union Foundry).

Dear Resident,

Public Consultation: Union Mills, Chester Green.

We are holding a public event to present the plans for restoration and redevelopment of the Union Mills, Chester Green.

The views of local people are very important to us, and we would like to invite you to attend the event, to see for yourselves the plans for the area and give your views on them.

The plans propose the restoration of the frontage of the foundry building and a new lease of life for the site with sympathetically designed, high quality town houses and apartments.

The event will be held at St. Paul’s Church Hall, Seale Street, Chester Green.

Thursday 6th November: 12 – 8 pm
Friday 7th November: 12 – 5 pm
Saturday 8th November: 9am – 1 pm

We look forward to showing you the proposals and hearing your views.

Karen Bateman
Event Organiser

Hopefully their claims of ‘sympathetically designed’ plans are true, although it seems dissappointing that even more apartments are planned for this conservation area!

The more people that turn up to these events the better, so please try and be there to give your views!

Hopwood can be contacted at and their website address is although it must be noted that this is a PR agency and NOT the developers involved in the project (note that the developer is not named in the letter….)