Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

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

May 29, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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The Mill Canal Cruise With Supper

‘Evergreen’s supper Club is going on the Mill Hotel Canal Cruise on Tuesday 23rd June. We will enjoy a lavish 3 course meal on the boat, which is reserved exclusively for our Evergreen Club. The cost is £25 per person, payable on booking. We have 40 diners booked so far, however, we can accommodate up to 50.
We will make our own way there by 7.00p.m., ready to board by 7.30p.m. The evening will finish 10.00 -10.30p.m.
This promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable and unique evening. You are welcome to bring along a non-member, if you so wish.

For bookings contact Mary Williams: 01244 675515 or any Evergreen Committee member.

May 13, 2015
by Penny White
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Report from the Westminster Park Residents’ Association committee meeting held on 29th April.

Plans for seating and bus shelter near the shops have been abandoned.

Discussions are continuing regarding the New Homes Bonus.

The AGM was held on 15th April. Derek and Mandy Butler stood down from the Committee, Rosemary Mason and Richard Lewis have joined, otherwise unchanged with Brian Westcott Chairman, Pauline Brown now Vice Chairman, Nick Ryan Treasurer and Penny White Secretary.

Wrexham Road Development: a subcommittee has been formed of Brian Westcott, Nick Ryan, Bob Tricklebank and Ian Gilfoyle and a meeting has been set up with the Developers on 1st June.

The Sherbourne Avenue application has been refused.

Jennifer Crew is taking over as Newsletter editor after the June issue.

A Quiz is to be held on Saturday 31st October.

May 6, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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Sherbourne Avenue

Dear Resident

Re:  Planning Application 15/00346/FUL Sherbourne Avenue

The above planning application has been submitted to build 41 new houses at the end of Sherbourne Avenue.

We called in this application to be heard by the members of the Planning Committee rather than be determined under delegated powers by officers.

There has been a great deal of concern expressed by residents who were worried it would set a precedent for piecemeal development of the land off Wrexham Road.

We would like to inform you that today we have withdrawn our call in of this application because we have been informed that the planning application is to be refused as it is contrary to STRAT 3 of the new local plan.

We are pleased with this course of action and we would like to thank residents for their input on this matter.

Yours sincerely

Cllr Razia Daniels

Cllr Neil Sullivan

April 11, 2015
by Dave Craggs
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Annual General Meeting

Westminster Park Residents Association

Annual General Meeting

to be held on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 8 pm

at Westminster Park Community Centre

 AGENDA

1. Present/Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of meeting held on 2nd April 2014.

3.Matters arising

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report.

6. Election of Officers.

7. Any Other Business

8.Wrexham Road Development and works near Sherbourne Avenue