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Here are the posts for May 2013
John Lewis Community Matters Scheme
Date Published: Thu 16th May 2013

We are very pleased to have been chosen by John Lewis at Home to be part of their Community Matters scheme.

Every 3 months each shop provides a fund of £3,000 to be divided between 3 local charities/community groups. The allocation to each is decided by the customers of the shop.

Every person completing a transaction at the shop is given a green token which is then placed in one of the three bins at the entrance. The number of green tokens decides the amount given to each charity.

So every token counts, get down to John lewis, buy something and give us your green token. Every penny we get will help us create an even better community event in 2014.

Family Fun Day 2013
Date Published: Tue 7th May 2013

To plan the Family Day this year, the sub committee had to leap through a pile of red tape and safety issues. One of this was monitoring the weather for 10 days before hand... So the brilliant blue skies and sun that greeted us at 7am were very welcome.

The glorious weather certainly brought out the crowds, in their thousands! Our twitter and facebook pages, as well as chats with visitors, confirmed what a lovely time everyone was having.

Much as last year we had a stage with music via Acoustic Valium Project, Scuffed Soul, and performances by local dance and gym groups. The Dog Show was a success again, and we booked more stalls and more food, ran our own Cake and Tea tent, as well as an Arts and Crafts Demonstration Marquee. On the top field a display of vintage cars attracted lots of attention, including a visit from Greg Clark MP.  On the far side of the park Dave Eagles of Overspray repainted the mural, while a little closer performances from CREATE and Elite Street Dance entertained those not 'Having a Go' at Bowls.

Our thanks go to Dan Littlechild of AVP for the music, Bounce the Castle for their tremendous help with the inflatables (sponsored by The Carlyle Group) and lastly to DCL Contract Management who lent us the two marquees. We'd also like to thank everyone who came, particularly Tunbridge Wells Life and Mrs Anke whose photos have helped in our publicity, and most importantly those who gave their help – in many ways from advice, tombola donations and door to door leafleting to putting up gazebos in the morning and litter picking in the evening.

2014 marks 125 years since 'Grosvenor Recreation Ground' was opened, so we are hoping to celebrate this event with the local community, and for another day of sunshine.





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