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 Ever wondered what it would like to be a sports coach?

Were excited to be partnering with Dalmain Athletic Girls Football Club to sponsor free AQA accredited introductory coaching qualifications Youll take two courses Introduction to Football coaching AQA Entry le

We're excited to be partnering with Dalmain Athletic Girls Football Club to sponsor free AQA accredited introductory coaching qualifications for our local residents!

 

You'll take two courses :

Introduction to Football coaching AQA Entry level

Coaching sports skills AQA Entry Level

 

Each course has an online theory lesson via Zoom, supported by a folder with all the information and worksheets you need for the course, and a practical session and assessment in Chinbrook Meadows. Courses are open to all local residents, regardless of gender, aged 11 and over.

 

Once you've completed the courses, you'll be supported to develop your new skills through volunteering opportunities with ChART and Dalmain Athletic GFC.

 

For more information and to request an application form

Contact Dave McLaren: dalmainathleticgfc@yahoo.co.uk

Strictly limited to 10 places so if you’re interested get in touch soon!


ChART Community Yoga - Online

We know how difficult the last few months have been - taking time for yourself and to be active has never been so important. Which is why we are so pleased that with the flexibility and support of Yoga Instructor Geny we've been able to keep our friendly class going - just online! And now we are delighted that after amazing feedback from our Grove Park Connections group we're running Seated Yoga Classes in September.

Both classes "meet" via Zoom (a free video conferencing system) - you need to register following the links below and then Geny will send you the logins needed for each class. If you've got any questions about the classes just pop Geny a message and she's happy to discuss them with you: geny@cheyoga.co.uk

ChART Chair Yoga - Fridays in September 10:30am - 11am  register here

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ChART Saturday Yoga (no class 19th September) 10am - 11am - register here

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ChART Community Food Project

Thank you so much to our wonderful community for continuing to support the ChART Food Project! Costcutter and Brook Pharmacy (both on Chinbrook Road) are now donation points for us- you are able to purchase donations from them which they will keep ready for our team to collect and distribute as part of our fortnightly food parcels to local households. This week the ChART team we're able to send parcels to 55 households - that's over 1000 items!

 Poster has image of typical  food parcel items green box with white text "Chart Community Food Project" underneath black text Wednesdays 12noon - 1pm, WG Grace Community Centre 1 Lions Close. at bottom of poster black text on white background Our Community Food Project is open for collections of prepacked bags on Wednesdays 12noon - 1pm.  Collections will be made from the square outside the WG Grace Community Centre. Please respect all the social distancing measures set out. If it is your first visit to the Food Project please bring some ID and proof of address with you. for more information contact Paul: paul@chartbiglocal.org.uk / 020 8851 0174

 

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If you are in need of support, or are interested in volunteering locally please visit www.lewishamlocal.com or call 03330 150378

 

For more information about ChART projects please email info@chartbiglocal.org.uk or leave us a message on 020 8851 0174 and one of the team will get back to you as soon as we can.Poster adverrtising www.lewishamlocal.com where individuals can both access support or offer to volunteer in the community to help during the covid-19 pandemic

 

 

 

  

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ChART Garden Competition - The Winners

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We had a second great year of our garden competition. The judges visited some very different growing spaces, from small balconies to larger community gardens. It was wonderful to hear the passion people had for growing and caring for their outdoor space and the sharing of advice, seeds and plants that went on between neighbours.

We were especially pleased to have a children’s category this year and our winners John John (4) and Melody (9) both impressed the judges with their ...growing skills, both winning £25 vouchers. The judges thought Melody's delightful planter was made even more attractive by the use of the hat as planter in preference to a plastic pot. We thought the plants, which looked so good together, would have been very popular with bees and other insects too. John John was our youngest entrant and it was clear to see his enthusiasm for all the vegetables and fruit he has grown this year. He has grown carrots, peas, beetroot, rhubarb, strawberries and tomatoes, all in a small area. His carrots looked amazing!

This years' winners in the adults class (each winning a £50 voucher) were:

Jon & Pia: They have nurtured a blank canvas of garden space into a series of interesting areas around the house. Each area works well with interesting planting. They have installed a watering system which uses water with care as needed. The judges particularly enjoyed the contrasting textures and leaf shapes and the winding stony path area leading round one side of the house.

Patricia: Patricia has a small well cared for balcony. It was a delight to hear her talk with such enthusiasm about her plants. She is relatively new to gardening and admits to not knowing much about plant names but is picking up tips and plants from neighbours and is justly proud of what she has created – a beautiful and colourful display.

Philip & Derek: This community space has been brought to life over many years. From short grass all over (maintained by council) Derek has created beds and built fruit cages and raised beds using recycled timber. Most of the work is done by Derek and Philip and they both have areas that they concentrate on. Philip showed us a photo album showing the changes over the years. There is a small greenhouse too. There was a great selection of tomato plants and some colourful bedding. The judges liked the use of old toilets gleaned from a skip which were transformed into jazzy planters.

 

 

Read our latest Newsletter!

Newsletter August 2020

 

 

What's On:

ChART Community Yoga - Online

Chair Yoga - Fridays in September 10:30am - 11am register here

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ChART Saturday Yoga (no class 19th Sept) 10am - 11am

Join Yoga Instructor Geny for these friendly community classes at 10am - to access these classes you need to pregister via the Eventbrite page. Registrations close at 9am on Saturday, you can register for mulitple weeks in one go!

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ChART Community Food Project

Wednesdays 12noon - 1pm for collection of prepacked bags
 
 
We are incredibly grateful that both Costcutter and Brook Pharmacy on Chinbrook Road have become donation points for us! you are now able to support our work by buying donations in both shops, their teams will hold the items ready for ChART to collect and distribute in our parcels.
 
If you need to contact Citizens advice Lewisham we have been informed that the advice line is open- the number is 0800 231 5453.
 
For additional support in Lewisham, including befriending, help with deliveries and access to food parcels / foodbanks please phone 03330 150378 or visit the website www.lewishamlocal.com for further details.
 

Walk with ChART 

Our Thursday Walking group is currently suspended until further notice, in line with current recommendations. We will be back as soon as it is safe for us to do so, please follow this page , and our facebook page for updates.

email: info@chartbiglocal.org.uk for more information

 

Grove Park Connections Virtual Coffee Morning

Grove Park Connections Face to Face Thursday Group is cancelled until further notice but we are still meeting online! Contact francis@vslonline.org.uk for details of how to join our our friendly Zoom group. We "meet" every Thursday 11:30am  - 12:30pm, enjoy a chat, some quizzes and games, and reguklarly have guest speakers and activities. Staying Home? You can still stay connected!

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What are your concerns and priorities for our community?
 
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Please take just a few minutes to complete our survey - and encourage your friends and neighbours to as well! We want to hear as many voices as possible:
 
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Do you want to do something for your local community?

Volunteer with ChART and help make our little corner of the world an even better place.

We're currently looking for help setting up & staffing FREE community events.

Help with community engagement & canvassing for Play Streets.

Can you hep us publicise events - could you put a poster up on your gate?

Admin & Social Media Support.

Even half an hour can make a big difference. For more information e-mail: info@chartbiglocal.org.uk 

 

Our priorities are

• Social Investment & Small Grants
• Education & Training
• Employment Prospects
• Parks & Green Spaces
• Community & Belonging
• Health & Well-being
• Routes out of Poverty