Introduction

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

  • under 5’s

  • children up to 12yrs

  • teenagers

  • adults

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.

Project Group

Nina Gronw Lewis           chair@projectcharlton.org           07742117770

Dee Harrison                   info@projectcharlton.org             01458 223015

Dawn Richards                finance@projectcharlton.org       07976 605189

Jody Allen                       enquiries@projectcharlton.org     01458 224668

Andrea de Berker            funding@projectcharlton.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.

Timeline

 

2019

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.

2020

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 info@projectcharltons.org

Thanks

 

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

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

Sponsored by The Charltons Parish Council

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