Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

August 24, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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Evergreen

Our next session in the Community Centre is Thursday 20th August, 2.00 – 3.30p..m

Our guest speaker on this occasion is Carolyn Barnwell, who is going to talk to us on ‘Family History’. Carolyn is very knowledgeable on this subject and this promises to be an interesting and informative session.

Complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits will be available as usual.

Look forward to seeing many of you joining us.
Sandra Magilton
‘Evergreen’ Committee

August 10, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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Evergreens

Our next session in the Community Centre is Thursday 20th August, 2.00 – 3.30pm

Our guest speaker on this occasion is Carolyn Barnwell, who is going to talk to us on ‘Family History’. Carolyn is very knowledgeable on this subject and this promises to be an interesting and informative session.

Complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits will be available as usual. Look forward to seeing many of you joining us.

Sandra Magilton ‘Evergreen’ Committee

June 22, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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IMPACT DAY

Westminster Park Residents’ Association are holding an ‘Impact Day’ on Saturday 4th July, 10.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. at the local shops.

This is to showcase the achievements the Residents’ Association Committee has made on your behalf over the past two years.

Come along and meet the Committee and speak with us about any issues you may have regarding our local area.  Give us your suggestions on any Community activities you would like to see take place.  Let us have your opinion on our quarterly Newsletter; are we creating an informative service?  We look forward to seeing and speaking to many of you.

Sandra Magilton

Committee member

June 1, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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Westminster Park Golf Course and Cafe

We are delighted to welcome Golfstorehouse as the new operator of the golf course and café in Westminster Park. The owners live locally and two of them grew up learning to play golf in Westminster Park and now play off handicaps of two and scratch. They are strongly committed to reviving the golf course as a family-friendly community golf course with a strong emphasis on providing coaching and playing opportunities for junior golfers from the locality and from local schools and colleges. They also plan to reinstate the putting green. They are keen to develop the café and to make it a more attractive venue with a wider offering of food and beverages for all users of the park. After several years of drift and neglect, these improvements are bound to take some time to implement in full but the new owners have been working hard since they took over responsibility for the facilities at the beginning of April. Your support will be much appreciated.

Despite much needed refurbishment last year, the public toilets have continued to be a source of frustration and disapointment with regard to cleanliness and irregular opening hours. Although they are located in the same central building, the toilets remain the responsibility of the Council rather than the operator of the café and golf course. Following a mounting series of complaints and intervention by our local councillors, we have recently received assurance from the Council that new and improved arrangements are being put in place for further refurbishment, more frequent cleaning and more regular opening hours. We shall continue to watch the situation closely as clean and reliable toilet facilities are essential for a public recreation area that is as popular and well used as Westminster Park.

David Guyton

May 29, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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Westminster Park Community Association

The Community Association is a registered charity and runs the Community Centre which is located next to Belgrave Primary School in Five Ashes Road. Annual membership is £10 per person. The Community Centre Members Bar hosts a well stocked reasonably priced bar, with coffee available, fruit machines, dartboard, TV and is open every evening Monday – Sunday 7.30 – 11.00, Saturday lunchtime 12.00 -2.00p.m. and Sunday lunchtime 12.00 – 3.00p.m. To use the facilities you must be a member of the Association.

A good sized function hall is available for hire with bar, pool table, sound system and newly refurbished kitchen. The cost for hire is £12 per hour for private/club functions or events and free of charge for charity events. The hire of the function hall is open to all.

The Community Association also hosts its own events with regular quiz nights and evening Bingo sessions.
Quiz nights are good fun and held on the last Saturday of the month.
Bingo is 3rd Friday of the month.

Other social events include Summer Fayre, Charity nights, Disco evenings and New Year’s Eve dance & buffet; one not to be missed! All social events are advertised in the main Community Notice board near the shops and also the notice board inside the Community Centre.

The Community Association also holds a monthly ‘drop-in’ session where residents can come along and enjoy complimentary tea/coffee/refreshments, have a chat and meet new friends.
‘Drop-In’ sessions are held 1st Thursday of the month 2.00 – 3.30p.m.

New members are always welcome, new ideas are encouraged, so come along and support your local Community Centre and lets help make it grow!

Information on joining or hiring the Community Centre can be obtained by calling 01244 671243 after 7.30p.m.

Sandra Magilton
Committee Member