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  Flyer advertising ChART Walking Group background is a picture of Chinbrook Meadows, yellow boot prints appear to walk across the page, in a purple box at the base of the poster the details are give: friendly group is part of the GCDA Lewisham Healthy Walks scheme. Meets every Thursday at 10am at the WG Grace Community Centre to walk to and around Chinbrook Meadows for approx 45 min. Finishes at the cafe in the park where ChART will buy everyone drinks.

 

 Food Project Flyer advertising Food Project every wednesday 12pm  - 2pm WG Grace Community Centre

 

 

Food Bank Volunteering Opportunities flyer. Food Bank openeing September 2019, wednesdays midday till 2pm. Various volunteering roles listed. contact paul@chartbiglocal.org.uk / 020 8851 0174  for more information

  

 

 

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.

 

 

would you like a play street flyer. For help creating a car free, safe space for the community to come together and children to play outside contact victoria@chartbiglocal.org.uk telephone: 02088510174

What's On:

Half Term Forest School Inspired Natue Club

Tuesday 18th February

10am - 1pm

Chinbrook Meadows

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ChART Yoga with Geny

All Abilities Yoga Class

10am every Saturday in February & March except 15th Feb

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Employment Advice

L&Q and ChART are partnering to offer this service to all residents
Pop in to the WG Grace Community Centre, 1 Lions Close SE9 4HG,
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
12am-2pm

Build Your CV - Interview Practice
Writing Covering Letters
Finding the Right Job - Training

for more information contact Suzannah: suzannah@chartbiglocal.org.uk 020 8851 0174 / 07450 555942

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ChART Community Food Project

Every Wednesday 12pm - 2pm

WG Grace Community Centre

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Walk with ChART 

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Every Thursday 10.00-11.00am 

Meet at WG Grace Community Centre

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

 

 

 

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Grove Park Connections - we won’t be meeting 26/12/19 or 02/01/20 

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Every Thursday 11:30am - 1:30pm

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

Last Saturday of each month

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