Holmebrook Conservation & Improvement Group

A new conservation group has recently launched to look after the areas adjacent to the Holmebrook river through Loundsley Green Park, plus the area to the other side known as The Pingles (along Red House Walk).  If you’re interested in getting involved, please contact Rick Westwood on 07565 402124 or primalmonk@aol.com, visit their Facebook page here, or come and visit them at the community centre at the next meeting on June 12th at 6pm – they get together in the meeting room at the community centre!

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Spring Newsletter

Keep an eye out for our newsletter coming through your letterbox, for those residents who live close to the centre! You can also download a copy by clicking here!

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Cookery Development Group – 2018 dates

Please find below the forthcoming schedule for our monthly Cookery Development Group:

  • 6 February: Sweet pastry-fruit flan
  • 6 March: Easter decorating!
  • 3 April: Savoury Muffins
  • 1 May: Fat Rascals/scones
  • 5 June: Indian savoury

For more info, please get in touch with Sandra Fraser either by email cooking@lgct.org.uk or call 07745 829599 and leave a message.

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Photoshop courses

Two new Photoshop courses comes to Loundsley Green!

Photoshop for Beginners
To provide an introduction to the use of digital image editing using Photoshop. To improve confidence using ICT and to increase overall creativity.
6 weeks course, 2 hour sessions.
Based on 7 students minimum the cost will be £55

Course content:

  • In this course we will locate and open the software.
  • Find and open images, save images in a different format.
  • Save in a new folder and on a memory stick.
  • Identify Photoshop’s workspace and palettes.
  • Create your own work space.
  • Use the zoom and navigator tools.
  • Use selection tools.
  • Take a look at layers.
  • Repair a photograph.
  • Colour a black and white image.
  • Improve tonal quality.
  • Remove distracting objects, marks.
  • Use creative filters.
  • Sharpen a image.

Developing Photoshop
A continuation for students who have completed the beginners course, or are confident using the basic tools and multiple layers. Have access to software at home 6 weeks course, 2 hour sessions.

Course content:

  • In this course we will look more in depth at hand colouring a scanned image or drawing.
  • Create your own colour palette.
  • Clipping type to image.
  • Photo merge.
  • Work with brushes.
  • Work more with Layers, Modes.
  • Smart objects.
  • Channels.
  • Refine edges.
  • Create a dramatic black and white image.
  • Prepare a image for the web.
  • Rescale images.
  • Create montages.

To book or for more information, contact David at solution2print@yahoo.co.uk or call 07792 202 422.

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Sunday Lunch Club – Volunteers Urgently Needed!

Started in April 2014, our not-for-profit Sunday lunch and social club takes place once a month (currently the first Sunday in the month between 12pm-2pm).  This involves the serving of a cooked Sunday lunch at 12:30pm, followed by tea/coffee.  The aim is to provide a low-cost freshly cooked meal in a social setting, particularly targeted at those members of the community who may live alone but equally to allow families to benefit too.

Our current volunteers have worked extremely hard over the past four years to give up their time on a Sunday to provide this much loved service – understandably they are now ready for a break.  As a result, unfortunately the December Sunday Lunch Club will be their last.  A huge thanks go out to Barbara and her whole team for their dedication over recent years!  Loundsley Green Community Trust would therefore like to invite any other volunteers who may like to take over (anything from planning, preparation/cooking of any of the courses, serving of food, etc.), or run a scaled-down version e.g. a “bring and share” event.  If so, please do contact Paul Davies on 07753 605272 or e-mail secretary@lgct.org.uk.

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Open Brunch!

Thank you to everybody that came to our Open Brunch on Saturday Sept 9th.  It was great to see so many new faces to find out what we do and what you can get involved with at Loundsley Green Community Centre!  If you do need to contact us again, our contact details are in the top right0hand corner of our website (Click “About Us”) or instead click here!

 

 

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New phone number

Please note that we have a new phone number: we can now be contacted on 074 22 57 58 55. Please accept our apologies if you have previously had difficulty getting hold of us on the former number.

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Youth Club Relaunch!

After a bit of a lull the Loundsley Green Youth Club is up and running again every Friday from 6pm to 8pm.  It’s run by Kerry and Chris, is open to anyone aged 13 – 19 years, and has loads of great stuff to do.  Please let as many people as you can know about it!

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An excellent night at the Voluntary Sector Awards!

Our Equipped to Succeed programme won the Most Innovative Project award. Well done to the team: Monica, Gill, Dave and Lisa and to creator Beverley. The project has been workshops helping people to move their lives forward with fantastic results. The photo shows the team with their award.

E2S VSA 2015
We were also a runner up in the “Organisation of the Year” award, which was actually won by Hope Springs (congratulations to them). The other photo shows some of our volunteers at last night’s award ceremony. Well done to all of our fantastic volunteers!

LGCT VSA 2015

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Make it, Mend it! New for October!

Practical skills for around the house
Hands-on workshops
Learn and share useful skills

Are there jobs around the house that you want to learn how to do? Would you like to know how to:

• Make household items?
• Put up shelves?
• Build things for the garden?
• Do simple brickwork?
• Repair leaking taps and pipes?
• Do simple electrical work?

Or do you have skills that you would like to share with others?

Our learn and share workshops could be for you.
Every week experienced joiners, plumbers, bricklayers and others will share their skills with you. Over coming weeks you will be able to suggest topics for future sessions.
All ages welcome: men, women, boys and girls

Tuesday afternoons : 3.45pm to 5.45pm
Start date : Tuesday October 27th, 2015
£1 per session – includes tea / coffee
For more information contact:
• Charlie : 01246 559463 or pentrich@gmail.com
• Paul : 07753 605272 or secretary@lgct.org.uk

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