Well, it’s the month of Christmas, so here’s everything that’s going on in Chester Green over the festive period! I’ve also attached the November newsletter, as I forgot last month!
We’ve got the excellent XMas window trail, where over 50 windows are taking part. Spot the XMas pudding to be put into a draw to win a prize draw.
There’s the Christingle service on Sunday 2nd December at 4pm (St Paul’s) and the excellent Carol service (with live brass band….not to be missed!) on 16th December at 7pm.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church also have a Carol Service on 14th December at 6.30pm.
Lots of other news and info, attached below!
LCRA December 2018 Newsletter
LCRA November 2018 Newsletter
Chester Green XMas Window Trail PDF
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/
LCRA October 2018 Newsletter
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!
August 2018 Newsletter
September 2018 Newsletter
I’m afraid I’ve taken my eye off the ball, somewhat, and forgotten to upload the last two newsletters! My apologies. You will have all received the printed copies some time ago, but here are the electronic versions!
LCRA June 2018 Newsletter
LCRA July 2018 Newsletter
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!
LCRA Newsletter March 18
LCRA Newsletter April 18
The Chester Green Christmas Window Trail will officially start from 6th December. You may have already noticed some of the windows going up in local businesses and houses, and if you find the house with the XMas Pud in the window, and return your map, you’ll be entered into a prize draw!
We also featured on BBC Radio Derby last Friday. You can have a listen to our 5 minutes of fame below:
Also, below is the newsletter which will be delivered, along with a copy of the XMas trail map, any day now. There plenty going on this month including the candle lit carol service, at St Paul’s Church on the 15th December, 6.30pm (with live brass band!). All the important info is attached below. Hope you all have a great December!
LCRA Newsletter December 17
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.
LCRA October 2017 Newsletter
Below is August’s newsletter which you all will have received some time ago! All the usual updates for everything Chester Green! Comments always welcome 😉
LCRA August 2017 Newsletter
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
Picnic on the Green Poster
For the latest updates, do look at the Facebook page for the event.
Of course, there’s much more going on in Chester Green, with more details in this month’s newsletter below:
LCRA July 17 Newsletter
and here’s last month’s, too, for the record!
LCRA June 17 Newsletter
See you all on Sunday!
The printed copy of the newsletter will be making its way to you from this evening, but in the meantime, here’s the electronic version. April is looking to be a busy and exciting month for Chester Greenies!
- We have a quiz night (7th April)
- Mixed Crafts, Gentle Exercise and Zumba classes at the community centre
- Easter Table Top Sale (8th April)
- Mirrors of Mary (performance – 12th April)
- Mindfulness Course (starting on 18th April)
- Our City, Our River Flood Defence Drop in Session (19th April)
- 1940s Variety Show (from Jeremy and Becky from Pocket Panto – 22nd April)
And after the success of the Queen’s Birthday celebrations last year, a ‘Picnic on the Green‘ will be held on Sunday 9th July (save the date!)
A big thank you to Alternative Tiles on Mansfield Road for sponsoring this issue, too.
All the details can be found in this month’s newsletter!
LCRA Newsletter – April 2017