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REFURBISHED COMPLEX UNDER
STARTER’S ORDERS

YATE Town Council celebrated the completion of two major projects at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex. The multisports site now has refurbished track and athletics facilities and a newly replaced Astroturf all-weather pitch. The town council and Sport England contributed funding to both projects. The official opening took place on the morning of an Avon Track and Field event, hockey matches and training for Yate Rugby Tots, as well as two football matches, demonstrating how well used the site is.

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BLACKPOOL PARK IS BEST IN THE COUNTRY

Stanley Park in BLACKPOOL has been named the UK’s Best Park 2019 following a public vote, in an annual competition organised by green space charity Fields in Trust. Stanley Park was described as “a beautiful, tranquil place away from the hustle and bustle of the Blackpool seafront”, and there was praise for the “great volunteers and staff who keep it in tip top condition”. Other parks shortlisted were Antrim Castle Gardens in Northern Ireland, Cyfarthfa Park in Wales, and Pittencrieff Park in Scotland.

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TOWN TURNS OUT FOR VISITING JUDGES

MOLD in Flintshire hosted judges from the Great British High Street awards in September, after being shortlisted for the scheme’s Rising Star Award. The awards are run by the Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government and recognise communities reviving their local high streets. The judges met a number of retailers, including market traders, who provided them with “a taste of Mold”. North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR), the main beneficiary of this year’s mayoral appeal, provided CPR and defibrillator training.

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FREE TRAINING ENCOURAGES FITNESS

 MACCLESFIELD Town Council in Cheshire introduced free morning Park Fit sessions over the summer, and in the autumn it introduced evening sessions too. The weekly half-hour sessions in South Park were led by a qualified personal trainer and encouraged people to engage in a healthier lifestyle. At the same time the council launched Pram Fit, aimed at new parents looking to get back to fitness, for a trial period of six weeks. Half-hour morning sessions incorporated prams and strollers, with pre-school children also welcome.

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BLOOMING GOLD FOR LEDBURY

LEDBURY In Bloom won its 13th Gold award in a row for the Herefordshire town in The Heart of England in Bloom regional awards, in a ceremony held in Rugby on 5 September. Volunteers later gathered to hear the news, raise a glass to their achievement and share a celebratory cake. Christina Vass, the group’s deputy chairman, said: “This award has been hard won this year. I am accepting it on behalf of the small group of dedicated volunteers who have done so much.”

 

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SUCCESS FOR SUMMER EVENTS PROGRAMME

CANVEY ISLAND Town Council in Essex staged its annual Charity Garden Trail in July. The event raises funds for local charities through the sale of programmes and refreshments, plants and jams. The mayor, Cllr Alan Acott, said: “It was a pleasure to see so many lovely gardens take part in this year’s event, despite the rain. It raised £1,013.50 for Canvey Island Heritage Centre, and I would like to thank all those involved in making the event a success.”



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LIFT-OFF FOR WARMINSTER’S NEW SKATEPARK

A party was held in October to celebrate the opening of a new skatepark in the Lake Pleasure Grounds in WARMINSTER, Wiltshire. There were skateboard, BMX and scooter demonstrations. The skatepark has been eagerly anticipated and is regarded as one of the best in the region. The facility is built of concrete and should last for many years with minimal maintenance. It is covered by CCTV to reduce antisocial behaviour and maximise usage. It is expected to attract users from a wide area.

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BUSY MAYOR GETS A SLICE OF THE ACTION

GREENHITHE Town Council in Kent has purchased three Rescue SAM semi-automatic defibrillators, one for each of its three wards. The defibrillators are simple to use, and anyone can operate them without prior CPR or first aid experience. The mayor, Cllr Peter Harman, said: "I am delighted that the council is able to provide these potentially life-saving pieces of equipment. While we hope that they are never needed, they will increase the chances of survival were someone to suffer a cardiac arrest."

L-R: Cllr Harman, Cllr Sue Butterfill, town clerk Graham Blew

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FUNDRAISING EFFORTS TAKE FLIGHT

A group of staff from TROWBRIDGE Town Council in Wiltshire took to the skies in September to raise funds for this year's mayoral charity, ruksak45218, by making a tandem parachute jump at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury. Head of leisure and facilities Hayley Bell, Ellen Ford and Marcus Almadi all jumped from an altitude of 10,000 feet, while Lee Fletcher from ruksak45218, who had previously jumped from 10,000 feet, this time went from 15,000 feet. ruksak45218 is a local charity that works to relieve childhood poverty.

L-R: Hayley Bell, Cllr David Cavill, mayor of Trowbridge, Ellen Ford, Lee Fletcher    

 

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