Great Chesterford Recreation Ground Trust (a registered charity) is responsible for the provision of play equipment for children at the Recreation Ground in Great Chesterford, Essex.
The Recreation Ground is situated in a highly accessible part of the village, next to the Community Centre, and includes sports pitches, a skate park and a children’s play area. The play area is very popular indeed with children of all ages, and is usually busy.
The Recreation Ground Trust provides a variety of play equipment, to offer a safe and stimulating environment for children of all ages in the village. Our zipwire has been especially popular with the older children who use the playground.
Unfortunately, the Trust recently had an inspection from RoSPA, who said that the existing zipwire is nearing the end of its useful life and must be replaced.
We have secured funds from UDC, Aviva and the Sanger Institute (THANK YOU!) which takes us two-thirds of the way there!
Ice Hockey is a growing minority sport in the Uk. Chelmsford has a 30 year history of having a senior ice hockey team the Chelmsford Chieftains which in recent years been a highly successful side.
The junior club has recently started running a learn to play ice hockey course after the rink cancelled the their own course. We are fundraising in order to run along side our learn to play a ‘this girl can’ course. This would help us introduce the sport to more girls and help us in the future to introduce a junior girls team. There are many opportunities with h ice Hockey for girls who can play profession hockey from 16 years old and have the chance to represent in Team England as well as Team GB.
For us to achieve this we need to purchase equipment such as helmets, sticks and gloves, a dividing barrier as well as coaching and ice time costs.
We want to improve the appearance of Hadleigh Town Centre in Essex for the benefit of the local community and to make it a welcoming location for commuters.
Help us install flower displays across the town centre and install even more light displays next Christmas (2018). This year we have already been successful in raising funding for 12 sets of Christmas street lights and wish to build on this success next year.
This project will establish and launch Wild Story Theatre. We will develop a new theatre show about Brent Geese, which migrate every year from Siberia and travel 2500 miles all the way to Leigh-on-Sea. This heartwarming family tale will use music, narration and puppetry to follow her adventure and raise awareness of this rare Goose.
Metal Culture are donating rehearsal space to develop the show in January and there will be a showing of the play on the 27th Jan at Clifftown Theatre. We will invite community groups and public audiences to the show, and then deliver creative workshops to community groups at Project 49 and Metal Art School. Workshops will be inspired by the play, and will focus on storytelling, drama, and art, encouraging participants to give input and ideas for the show in the future.
This fund will support the development of the project by enabling funds for theatre hire, providing materials for workshops and employing facilitators to deliver community workshops.
The building is currently out of use as needs extensive refurbishment. The roof is leaking and there are big cracks in the walls which need underpinning. It currently needs all of its windows replacing. Eventually we hope to raise more funds via grants to build an extension and have an extra hall.