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Flyer with text in a series of boxes Top box - white text on dark green background ChART What's On. Four boxes below are pale green with black text and advertise a series of activities 1) Saturday Morning Yoga Class Online, register at http://tinyurl.com/ChARTyoga 2) Virtual Coffee Morning Thursdays 11am email victoria@chartbiglocal.org.uk for more details , 3) ChART Food Project supporting more than 60 local households, you can support by purchasing donations as Brook Pharmacy or Costcutter on Chinbrook Road. For more details of Food Project email paul@chartbiglocal.org.uk 4) Adult ESOL Classes running online, for more details email info@chartbiglocal.org.uk

Thank you so much to our wonderful community for continuing to support the ChART Food Project! Costcutter and Brook Pharmacy (both on Chinbrook Road) are now donation points for us- you are able to purchase donations from them which they will keep ready for our team to collect and distribute as part of our fortnightly food parcels to local households. This week the ChART team we're able to send parcels to 55 households - that's over 1000 items!

 

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 It has been really amazing to hear how much people are loving our online yoga classes!  It couldn't be easier to join, just make sure you've set up your free Zoom account, and register and follow the instructions on the Eventbrite listinglisting. The join Geny every Saturday in April & May at 10am #stayhome #staysafe #stayactive #stayconnected

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If you are in need of support, or are interested in volunteering locally please visit www.lewishamlocal.com or call 03330 150378

 

For more information about ChART projects please email info@chartbiglocal.org.uk or leave us a message on 020 8851 0174 and one of the team will get back to you as soon as we can.Poster adverrtising www.lewishamlocal.com where individuals can both access support or offer to volunteer in the community to help during the covid-19 pandemic

 

 

  

Black text on white background, ChART has had to stop all our face-to-face activities and events in line with the current government advice for the time being.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

ChART Garden Competition - The Winners

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We had a second great year of our garden competition. The judges visited some very different growing spaces, from small balconies to larger community gardens. It was wonderful to hear the passion people had for growing and caring for their outdoor space and the sharing of advice, seeds and plants that went on between neighbours.

We were especially pleased to have a children’s category this year and our winners John John (4) and Melody (9) both impressed the judges with their ...growing skills, both winning £25 vouchers. The judges thought Melody's delightful planter was made even more attractive by the use of the hat as planter in preference to a plastic pot. We thought the plants, which looked so good together, would have been very popular with bees and other insects too. John John was our youngest entrant and it was clear to see his enthusiasm for all the vegetables and fruit he has grown this year. He has grown carrots, peas, beetroot, rhubarb, strawberries and tomatoes, all in a small area. His carrots looked amazing!

This years' winners in the adults class (each winning a £50 voucher) were:

Jon & Pia: They have nurtured a blank canvas of garden space into a series of interesting areas around the house. Each area works well with interesting planting. They have installed a watering system which uses water with care as needed. The judges particularly enjoyed the contrasting textures and leaf shapes and the winding stony path area leading round one side of the house.

Patricia: Patricia has a small well cared for balcony. It was a delight to hear her talk with such enthusiasm about her plants. She is relatively new to gardening and admits to not knowing much about plant names but is picking up tips and plants from neighbours and is justly proud of what she has created – a beautiful and colourful display.

Philip & Derek: This community space has been brought to life over many years. From short grass all over (maintained by council) Derek has created beds and built fruit cages and raised beds using recycled timber. Most of the work is done by Derek and Philip and they both have areas that they concentrate on. Philip showed us a photo album showing the changes over the years. There is a small greenhouse too. There was a great selection of tomato plants and some colourful bedding. The judges liked the use of old toilets gleaned from a skip which were transformed into jazzy planters.

 

 

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What's On:

 

ChART Yoga with Geny

Our Saturday classes have moved online! Join Yoga Instructor Geny at 10am - to access these classes you need to pregister via the Eventbrite page.

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ChART Community Food Project

ChART Face to face Food Project has had to be suspended for the the being - but we are still supporting local residents with fortnightly food parcels.
 
we are incredibly grateful that both Costcutter and Brook Pharmacy on Chinbrook Road have become donation points for us! you are now able to support our work by buying donations in both shops, their teams will hold the items ready for ChART to collect and distribute on our fortnightly parcels.
 
If you need to contact Citizens advice Lewisham we have been informed that the advice line will be available in the next couple of days, the number is 0800 231 5453.
 
For additional support in Lewisham, including befriending, help with deliveries and access to food parcels / foodbanks please phone 03330 150378 or visit the website www.lewishamlocal.com for further details."

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Walk with ChART 

Our Thursday Walking group is currently suspended until further notice, in line with current recommendations. We will be back as soon as it is safe for us to do so, please follow this page , and our facebook page for updates.

email: info@chartbiglocal.org.uk for more information

 

 

 

Grove Park Connections -

Grove Park Connections Face to Face Thursday Group is cancelled until further notice but we are still meeting online! Contact victoria@chartbiglocal.org.uk for details of how to join our Zoom group.

Grove Park Connections Virtual Coffee Morning

 

Chinbrook Meadows Conservation & Clean-Up with Friends of Chinbrook Meadows

Last Saturday of each month - March Session is cancelled.

11am - 1pm

Meet in front of the Cafe in the park at 11am

 

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Do you want to do something for your local community?

Volunteer with ChART and help make our little corner of the world an even better place.

We're currently looking for help setting up & staffing FREE community events.

Help with community engagement & canvassing for Play Streets.

Can you hep us publicise events - could you put a poster up on your gate?

Admin & Social Media Support.

Even half an hour can make a big difference. For more information e-mail: info@chartbiglocal.org.uk 

 

Our priorities are

• Social Investment & Small Grants
• Education & Training
• Employment Prospects
• Parks & Green Spaces
• Community & Belonging
• Health & Well-being
• Routes out of Poverty