Sunday Painters

A new Art Group for established painters at Loundsley Green Community Centre is to begin on Sundays between 2-5pm. This is a new group for people who like to paint. It doesn’t matter if you are a ‘dabbler’ or an established artist – all are welcome! Please bring your own equipment and a drop cloth if you have one. When we are established we will also be able to welcome newcomers to come and have a go. For more information please leave a message for Christina on 01246 454426.

Sunday Painters

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Make it! Mend It!

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?

Our learn-and-share workshops could be for you!  Every week experienced joiners, plumbers, bricklayers and others will share their skills with you.

Tuesday afternoons (from 8th March): 3.45pm to 5.45pm
£1 per session – includes tea / coffee
For more information contact Paul: 07753 605272 or secretary@lgct.org.uk

Make it Mend it 2016

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Barn Dance 2016

Back by popular demand, our Barn Dance returns to Loundsley Green Community Centre on Saturday April 23rd at 7:30pm. With music by Brampton Community Band, you can bring your own drinks and a chip butty during the interval is included.  Tickets just £7 (Unwaged £5, Under 16s £3).

To book contact Paul on 07753 605272 or secretary@lgct.org.uk.

Barn Dance 2016

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Lets Cook Together! 2016 dates

Come along to our Cookery Development Group where we have the following sessions on offer:

23 February – Génoise sponge
15 March – Soups
12 April – Bread
17 May – Madeira Cake
14 June – “Baked Alaska”

Sessions are just £2 each (subsided by funding) and are 10am-12pm.  For more info or to book your place (booking essential!), please get in touch with Sandra Fraser by either:

We have been awarded funding from People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthCalm through The Health Lottery’

We have been awarded funding from People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthCalm through The Health Lottery’

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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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Love Food? Hate Waste?

At the Loundsley Green Fun Day in June people were asked what their top tip was to try to avoid food waste and this is what they said:

  • Cook less
  • Plan your meals
  • Use the freezer as much as possible
  • Freeze Bananas in their skins – instant Banana Ice Cream!
  • Mash all vegetables and meat left over from Sunday Lunch then fry in butter. Serve with brown sauce
  • Make soup out of the stalks of Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Keep Cling Wrap in the fridge as it makes it much easier to find the edge
  • Use a shopping list and do not buy food that you do not need; that way you will not waste it
  • Store fruit in the fridge except for Bananas and Pineapples
  • Grate a big block of cheese then freeze it.
  • Store half a pepper in the fridge with the stalk and seeds still in
  • Store potatoes out of plastic bags, ideally in a cool dark dry place
  • Freeze meat before it reaches its Use By date if you know you will not use it up in time
  • Put old carrots or soft celery into a glass of water in the fridge to revive them

What can you do today to create less Food Waste?

Did you know?

  • The top three foods that Britons throw away are Bread, Potatoes, and Milk
  • 1.4 million Bananas are thrown away each day
  • 1.5 million Sausages are thrown away each day

Would you make a meal for 6 then throw it in the bin?  Well the average household throws away the equivalent of six meals a week!  This costs the average family almost £60 per month!

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Pictures from our Burns Night Event 2015

 

Our second Burns’ Night was a huge successes – A fun night had by all!

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