A focus on community in the St Ann’s Week of Action!

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A Week of Action will take place in St Ann’s from Monday 26 October to celebrate the neighbourhood and the community that live in the area.

There is plenty on offer included Bulb Planting, a Health and Wellbeing Family Fun Day and a Talent Show to showcase the skills of people in St Ann’s.

In addition there will be clean up activity taking place on Random Road and Chandos Street and education and enforcement activity along Abbotsford Drive on issues such as bins on streets, dog fouling and fly tipping.

Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio Holder for Community Services, at Nottingham City Council, said: “The St Ann’s Week of Action is all about the community. There are many community events and activity for all ages to come together and enjoy. It’s a time to get out and about in St Ann’s and really discover what’s on offer on your doorstep.

“The work towards the Week of Action is made possible by the support of many individuals, voluntary and community groups and other public services who work in the St Ann’s area.

“Our call to residents in the area is to play their part. Get involved where you can, and encourage your friends and family too!”

Activities during the week include: 

Monday 26 October: Bulb Planting around St Ann’s 10am until 1pm

Meet at St Ann’s Valley Centre, 10am. Everyone welcome to take part, tools and support will be supplied. Under 12’s need to be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing

Tuesday 27 October: Health & Wellbeing Family Fun Day Event, 10am until 3pm

Venue: Robin Hood Chase (Shop Precinct) Lots of fun activities and information including a market, bouncy castles, face painting, employment support, music, health information stalls. Plus FREE Dog Micro-chipping!

Tuesday 27 October: Free Evening screening of Made in Dagenham at The Chase, 6pm The event is free although the organisation would appreciate any donations

Tuesday 27 October: Come and meet Brandon and Jon at The Chase Market Place from 1pm until 2.30pm to hear about St Ann’s & Sneinton Football Clubs. Come and join them for a free taster football session as they look for players under 11 years of age 

Wednesday 28 October: St Ann’s Allotment Heritage Walk 1.30pm

Free to St Ann’s residents. Booking is essential 0115 958 9255. This is a guided tour, covering the 700 years of history on the gardens including a visit to the heritage. Plus outdoor play activities including den building, bug hunting, cooking on the fire and arts and crafts workshop. Please wear suitable clothing 

Freedom and Fashion Arts and Crafts, free workshops:

Wednesday 28 October: 12.30pm till 3.30pm

Thurs 29 October: 1.30pm till 4.30pm

Friday 30 October: 10.30am till 3.00pm all at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre

Thursday 29 October: Adventure Play free session for 5-12 year olds from 12 midday until 3pm at the St Ann’s Community Orchard (Ransom Road) Outdoor play activities including den building, bug hunting, cooking on the fire and arts and crafts workshop. Wear suitable clothing

Friday 30 October: Halloween Event at Blue Bell Hill Community Centre on Dennett Close from 6.30pm until 8.45pm including a disco, fancy dress competition, face painting, tombola and food. 50p entry on the door

Halloween Week at Stonebridge City Farm, 27 until 29 October from 10am till 3pm. Enjoy Creepy Crafts, such as Bat Mask Making, Apple Bobbing and Fiendish Feeling Boxes

Friday 30 October: Apple Pressing at Stonebridge City Farm. Help the gardeners cold press apples and be the first to try Stonebridge Farm’s apple juice

Friday 30th October: Stonebridge City Farm Presents Witches & Warlocks Mini Disco from 2pm until 3pm. Halloween Fancy Dress is encouraged, 50p per person

Friday 30th October: Stonebridge City Farm Presents an Eerie Evening from 5.30pm until 8pm. Creep around the farm and see what lies behind each creaking door. With ghoulish games and fang-tastic food

Friday 30th October: Trevor and Rachael from Community Recording Studio host a children’s and young people’s talent show from 3pm until 7pm at The Chase including Ghouls and Ghosts fancy dress. This free event includes a KK boxing demo, youth and play face painting, arts & crafts and much more

Saturday 31 October: Spooky Craft Session at St Ann’s Valley Centre from 1pm until 2.30pm 

Saturday 31 October: Wildlife Volunteering from 10am until 2pm

Help make a home for wildlife with Bat Boxes and Frog Hotels! Meet at St Ann’s Allotments Visitor Centre, at 121 Random Road. For more information on contact (0115) 9589255 or email info@staa-allotments.org.uk

 

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