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A Place to Grow family open day to showcase community garden

A Place to Grow PatioThe annual open day at Blaby District Council’s community garden, A Place to Grow, has been set for Saturday 9 July, from 11am-2pm.

Taking place in the garden at Mill Lane, Enderby, LE19 4LX, the open day will showcase the fantastic work that has been undertaken by the service users and selfless volunteers.

There will be a Tai Chi taster session from 11:30am, while the Enderby Junior Band and a Teddy Bears Picnic will take place from midday.

Activities also include

  • face painting,
  • garden games,
  • children’s planting activities,
  • arts and crafts
  • a bric-a-brac stall with a traditional tombola,
  • sale of plants and produce from the garden.

The sale of plants and produce from the garden will help raise funds for the project.

Cakes, refreshments and an ice cream van will also be on offer for what promises to be a brilliant local family outing.

Supporting positive health and wellbeing, A Place to Grow is a free-to-use sustainable community garden.

The project encourages people to learn new skills by producing and eating healthy food, being physically active, getting involved in the community and meeting new people in a friendly, informal and safe environment.

The site is aimed at anyone with mental and physical health related problem who wants to improve their Health and Wellbeing.

If anyone would like to donate any tombola prizes, or would like more information about the garden please contact the Health and Leisure team on 0116 272 7703 or email: leisure@blaby.gov.uk.

‘A Place To Grow’ Open Day

place to grow open dayA Place to Grow’s Summer Open Day is set to be held on Tuesday 30th July.

The event, described as a Fun Family Day Out, will take place between 11am and 3pm. The weather forecast is good and organisers are hoping for a good turn out.

Admission to the ground on Mill Lane, Enderby (adjacent to the Leisure Centre) is free. Access is through the Leisure Centre car park. Disability parking and wheelchair access is available.

The Open Day celebrates the successes the organisation has enjoyed over the past twelve months, which has not been without incident. Eye readers may recall that the premises were vandalised earlier by an arson attack on Saturday 19th January. The fire left two large sheds completely gutted, water butts and a metal container that held a large amount of garden tools including lawnmowers, strimmers, spades and forks. The community rallied around and the project was rebuilt.

The day’s activities include art and crafts, a drumming workshop, family village sports games, a teddy bear’s picnic and much more.

There will be stalls offering cakes, organic produce, plants and information on physical and mental health wellbeing. A rafffle and tombola are also planned.

For more information: Contact 0116 272 7670 or email alexa@communityap.org.uk

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Albanian mayors visit Blaby district during UK tour

A group of Albanian mayors and officials visited Blaby district on Tuesday July 10 as part of a fact finding mission to see how local government works in the UK.

Albanian group at Place to Grow, Enderby
The Albanian group at a Place to Grow, Enderby

The team of politicians were met by Blaby District Council’s chairman, Councillor Jill Blackwell, at the authority’s main offices in Narborough, and given a presentation on the role, structure and financing of local government.

They then visited A Place to Grow, the award winning community garden in Enderby, Braunstone Town Council, which is the largest lower-tier authority in Blaby district, and Casepak’s new state-of-the-art £21 million recycling facility in Braunstone Frith, where 61 tonnes of recycling from households across Blaby district is processed each week.

The trip was part of a wider project to develop and improve local government services in Albania and has been funded in part by the Swedish government.

Councillor David Clements, health improvement and corporate services portfolio holder, also took part in the tour, he said:

“We have some excellent examples of local government working with the private and voluntary sector to deliver services in Blaby district and if we can help others to achieve similar success that would be fantastic.

“I hope the group from Albania is able to take home ideas that will improve the lives of people living in their towns and cities, and at the same time maybe we can learn a bit about their culture.”

Albania was a communist state and practically closed off to the outside world until its transition to democracy which began after 1990.

While there has been recent signs of economic progress the country remains one of the least developed in Europe, in terms of public infrastructure. A formal application for membership of the European Union was made in 2009.

Along with Blaby district, the group visited Wyre Forest District Council, Warwick District Council, the London Borough of Sutton and the Houses of Parliament.

Blaby District 2012 World Party

Community Action Partnership together with partners, will be hosting the Blaby District 2012 World Party on Saturday 23rd June 2012, in Enderby

This event will be a Blaby District 2012 celebration that is not to be missed.

Taking place in Enderby and incorporating Enderby leisure centre, the recreation ground, bowls club, and our community garden A Place to Grow.

People from all ages, cultures and abilities will have the opportunity to take part in an array of sporting activities and cultural workshops whilst enjoying a free day out for the whole family.

Activities include archery, bowls, trampoline, martial arts, samba music, drumming, Asian dance, face painting, world foods, cheerleading, golf, seated exercise and a relaxation tent.

Planning is underway and we welcome community groups and organisations with either a sports, cultural or health focus to get involved on the day, either by having a display stand or by organising and free interactive activity.

If you are interested in becoming involved or would like more information, please contact Darren Walker and Community Action Partnership on 0116 272 7669 or email darren@communityap.org.uk