Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
David Hayes welcomes Council grant for Shelthorpe Community Association Local Shelthorpe councillor David Hayes (pictured alongside the Cabinet lead member for Loughborough, Jenny Bokor) has welcomed the decision by the Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet to give Shelthorpe Community Association  a grant of £7,000. Shelthorpe Community Association is a voluntary community organisation which was set up in 2004 and aims to: Provide a dual function platform for residents of Shelthorpe to air concerns as well as opportunities for service providers to disseminate information. Campaign to improve local housing conditions, services to the community and the environment. Encourage a sense of community. Promote social, welfare, recreational and training activities for all residents within the area. Build a partnership and improve communications between the service providers and the group/residents/association. Be a non-political, equal opportunities association. This application is for funding towards an allotment project. The aim of the project will be to improve the lives of residents in Shelthorpe by encouraging a healthier lifestyle. The organisation will be focusing on three main areas over a 12-month period, starting in 2018: Gardening – aiming to create a pleasant garden environment where people can meet friends, and participate in an existing hobby or embark on a new one. A tutor will lead two weekly sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00noon. Healthy eating – the kitchen at Fearon Hall will be booked to provide open air cooking demonstrations and workshops. These will allow people to taste new dishes and learn how to cook more healthily. There will be the opportunity for volunteers to make chutneys and jams which will then be sold on the market to raise money for the project’s needs. People using the garden and a wider audience will be able to explore ways of preserving food, and cooking from scratch using home grown, seasonal ingredients, offering a healthy option and saving money. Effective household waste management systems – they will provide monthly public workshops and talk about environmental topics including composting at home, talks about bees and recycling/upcycling. They will particularly be looking at how we can re-use and repurpose plastic items within the home and garden, to save money and reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill “This grant will help contribute towards residents knowledge and skills in gardening, healthy eating, composting and recycling”, commented David. “It will also help improve people’s general health and well-being by encouraging healthy eating and encourage members of the community to engage with one another. Although it is only a modest grant, I think that it will have an enormous benefit in Shelthorpe”.
Published and promoted by Paul Mercer, 58A Wards End, Loughborough LE11 3HB
David Hayes welcomes Council grant for Shelthorpe Community Association Local Shelthorpe councillor David Hayes (pictured alongside the Cabinet lead member for Loughborough, Jenny Bokor) has welcomed the decision by the Charnwood Borough Council Cabinet to give Shelthorpe Community Association a grant of £7,000. Shelthorpe Community Association is a voluntary community organisation which was set up in 2004 and aims to: Provide a dual function platform for residents of Shelthorpe to air concerns as well as opportunities for service providers to disseminate information. Campaign to improve local housing conditions, services to the community and the environment. Encourage a sense of community. Promote social, welfare, recreational and training activities for all residents within the area. Build a partnership and improve communications between the service providers and the group/residents/association. Be a non-political, equal opportunities association. This application is for funding towards an allotment project. The aim of the project will be to improve the lives of residents in Shelthorpe by encouraging a healthier lifestyle. The organisation will be focusing on three main areas over a 12-month period, starting in 2018: Gardening – aiming to create a pleasant garden environment where people can meet friends, and participate in an existing hobby or embark on a new one. A tutor will lead two weekly sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00noon. Healthy eating – the kitchen at Fearon Hall will be booked to provide open air cooking demonstrations and workshops. These will allow people to taste new dishes and learn how to cook more healthily. There will be the opportunity for volunteers to make chutneys and jams which will then be sold on the market to raise money for the project’s needs. People using the garden and a wider audience will be able to explore ways of preserving food, and cooking from scratch using home grown, seasonal ingredients, offering a healthy option and saving money. Effective household waste management systems – they will provide monthly public workshops and talk about environmental topics including composting at home, talks about bees and recycling/upcycling. They will particularly be looking at how we can re-use and repurpose plastic items within the home and garden, to save money and reduce the amount of plastic going to landfill “This grant will help contribute towards residents knowledge and skills in gardening, healthy eating, composting and recycling”, commented David. “It will also help improve people’s general health and well-being by encouraging healthy eating and encourage members of the community to engage with one another. Although it is only a modest grant, I think that it will have an enormous benefit in Shelthorpe”.