The children’s play area at the Charltons Community Centre is in dire need of redevelopment. A small group of villagers have committed to undertake the necessary fundraising activities to do this on behalf of the Parish Council who are the owners of the Community Centre and Field.
We have consulted with the villagers and there is significant support for the plans which are to create areas that are totally inclusive and meet the needs of ALL our residents from the ages of 0 – 100+ years old and for those with Special Needs and/or Disabilities.
Our vision is to provide an exciting space for
children up to 12yrs
and quiet sensory/garden area
We are working in close partnership with Rob Parr, the South Somerset Locality Officer who has a wide experience of supporting these kinds of projects.
Nina Gronw Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org 07742117770
Dee Harrison email@example.com 01458 223015
Dawn Richards firstname.lastname@example.org 07976 605189
Jody Allen email@example.com 01458 224668
Andrea de Berker firstname.lastname@example.org 01458 223227
Planned Fundraising Activities:
Friday, February 14th Love Poetry Readings by Valerie Singleton and Mark Freestone, kindly hosted by Lord and Lady Zouche at the Abbey, Top Road Charlton Adam. Tickets £10 available from the Post Office in Charlton Adam.
Saturday, May 9th A celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. Hosted at the Court, Bonfire Lane, Charlton Mackrell in partnership with SAAFA.
Saturday, June 14th Summer Ball
10th/11th July a theatrical performance by the CHADS group hosted by Richard and Melissa Grafton at Charlton House, Ilchester Road Charlton Mackrell.
January Project Group set up.
January - March Consultations with Rob Parr from South Somerset to scope the project.
May The Charltons Parish Council accept the project as part of the work of the Parish Council.
June Consultation document circulated across the village and primary school.
July Feedback on consultation at Village Day.
August – December Working with play equipment providers to obtain potential plans and estimates. Developing fundraising ideas.
November Appeal for support from village organisations.
January Ongoing funding applications.
Appeal for financial support from local businesses.
February Appeal for financial support from villagers.
Friday, February 14th Celebrate Valentines Day in the Charltons at a delightful reading of Love Poetry by invitation of Lord and Lady Zouche at The Abbey in Top Road, Charlton Adam TA11 7BE on Friday 14th February. This stunning venue will provide you with a very seasonal experience. As you relax by an open log fire sipping a chilled glass of fizz, or a hot cup of tea if you prefer, beautiful and romantic poetry will be read to you…some old and familiar, others the work of local residents but no less moving and wonderful to listen to. The poems will be read by supporters of Project Charltons Valerie Singleton of Blue Peter fame and our very own Romeo aka Mark Freestone.
There will be two performances 4 - 5.30 pm and 7- 8.30 pm. Places will be limited so book your tickets now at Charlton Adam Post Office or at email@example.com
We would like to thank the following for their contributions to our fundraising efforts:
The Charltons Parish Council for their grant of £10,000 over the next 3 financial years.
The Charltons Tennis Club for their donation of £3840.
The Charltons Pluckers for their Concerts.
Charltons Churches for their offer to run two village cafes in 2020.
CHADS for offering to produce a theatrical performance.
Lord and Lady Zouche, Richard and Melissa Grafton for hosting our events at their beautiful homes.
Kate O’Boyle, Sue Carey and team for organising the summer ball which will raise money for ProjectCharltons amongst other causes.
Donations can be given to any of the project group.
Cheques should be made payable to The Charltons Parish Council or BACS payments can be made to The Charltons Parish Council Account number 43072798 Sort Code 60 21 01