We have just been informed that the Big Lottery have endorsed our plans for the first 18 months — so we’ve effectively got £100,000 in the bank. A forum meeting will be scheduled soon to work out how to spend it.
William Morris Big Local Partnership have elected a Chair and Vice Chair. They are (respectively) Monwara Ali and Peter Stanton. Congratulations to both. They will have the task of steering the project through the approval stage of the plan, which has now been submitted (see separate entry under “Our Big Local Plan”).
Priory Court Community Centre, 2 November 2013, in association with Circle 33 and Forest Recycling Project, with thanks to Gulsun Faik and Carla Price.
William Morris Community Centre
Christmas Fete and Social event.
Sunday 15th December 2013, 12:00 to 6:00pm
Come and have fun at our Community Centre; Food, Bouncing Castle, Music and much much more.
Funded by London Borough of Walthamstow Forest
Author: Kevin Lord
Take a look through the entries we had to our Design a Logo Competition for William Morris Big Local. The judge (Mhairi Muncaster from the William Morris Gallery) chose the hands design by Nesta Ferguson (aged 12) as the winner. He won a £25 book token. His picture will be incorporated into our new logo, which may also include some of the others. Thanks to all those who took part.
We’re running a FREE community get together, along with Forest Recycling Project and Circle 33.
It’s happening at Priory Court Community Centre, Saturday 2 November 11am-3pm.
As part of it, you can take part in our competition to design a new logo for William Morris Big Local, with an iTunes or book token as the prize.
You can also help build the Big Local Honesty Library.
There will also be:
Bread making workshop
Free paint giveaway
Book swap/ donation
Bird box & bug hotel building
Energy Saving tips for winter.
Find out how you could help run a similar event on your street.
Wear wellies and warm clothes.
It is a reasonably modern complex but the surrounding grounds to the centre is dull, uninviting and does nothing to attract attention as to what it is.
Money from the Big Local Fund to Landscape the surrounding area would be a great improvement making the centre more pleasing to the eye and as a result I think would attract more usage by way of Hall bookings for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Bashes and the likes, also business meetings, all of which would help towards the running cost of the centre. Landscaping the area would also benefit the residents living nearby. The Centre is on the main road through the Priory Court Estate and could be a main attraction with people travelling through.
A landscaping idea drawn up consists of the following:
Re-turfing the grass area at the front of the centre and apply a seating area with benches.
Place a pathway through the grass area where people currently cut across.
Clearing away all the old shrubbery and replacing them with fresh soil/compost and bedding plants.
Erecting hanging baskets around the building.
Removing and replacing the old shrubs with new around the car park area.
Painting the ball court fencing and repairing where necessary.
A hosepipe connection
There is a Gardening club attached to the centre which would maintain and replenish the area as and when needed.
I am a resident of the William Morris Ward and I use the centre a lot. I think that this would be money well spent.