Newsletter – April 20

Newsletter – April 20

Firstly I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well in these unprecedented times.

Despite the many concerns we all have, it’s been fantastic to see that as always, Aldbourne has risen to the challenge with so much help being available and offered. There is a huge amount of information on our local websites and on social media. I’d certainly recommend the Parish Council and Village websites, who have lots of local information and advice.

We are also incredibly lucky that both our local Aldbourne Stores and Coop remain open, and we’re very grateful to them for all the extra work they have done to look after us all. 

ARC Update

Needless to say, a lot of our plans have been put on hold at the moment, but I can assure you we are still doing a lot of work in the background.

Thanks to Alex Lambert and Eleanor Williamson, we have been conducting more formal community engagement over the last few months, to supplement the feedback we have gathered over the years. This is ongoing and although our face to face engagement has been curtailed, we would encourage you to complete our online questionnaire. This will really help us for future planning and fundraising. You can do it by clicking on this link:-

Palmers Field

Following government guidance and discussions with the Parish Council, we have closed the equipment on Palmers Field and Southward Field. You may have seen this notice:

As you can see, although we have closed the zip wire and the exercise equipment, we are still encouraging people to use both fields for exercise, provided you observe social distancing. 

You are very welcome to exercise your dogs too, but please do clear up after them. 

We conduct regular rounds to ensure the area is safe and tidy, but if you see anything we should be aware of please let us know straight away. We are so very grateful to Tim Beattie who made the wonderful yellow Bicycle Bin and voluntarily empties it regularly. Please think of Tim and remember, the bin is only for rubbish and not dog mess – please take that away with you. 

Stay in Touch

If you have any questions or suggestions, please do get in contact with us at: 

Also, please do let us know if there is anyone else who would like to receive our newsletter, and don’t forget we are active on social media, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Again, we’d like to thank all our supporters for all their continued

Many Thanks

Malcolm Pryce, 
Chairman, Aldbourne Recreation Centre

Alastair Greener

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