Newsletter – February 20

Newsletter – February 20

Despite all the rain and terrible weather, ARC has had a great start to 2020 with lots going on. Firstly some very exciting news….

Aldbourne Lawn Tennis Club 

You may have heard that recently Aldbourne Lawn Tennis Club (ALTC) held an EGM to look at the possibility of joining the ARC project. We are very pleased to report that the ALTC members voted in favour of taking the first step towards this, with a second EGM later this year being planned to fully commit to the project. We’re very much looking forward to working with the Tennis Club over the next few months towards the next stage.

The Chairman of ALTC, Milly Goddard said: ”We are very excited to be participating with the ARC team to fulfil their dream of developing Palmers Field for the benefit of the village, and to be offering ALTC members the chance to play tennis at brand new facilities in the future”.

Meanwhile, our discussions with the other key stakeholder groups are still taking place and we’ll report on these as soon as we have any news. 

Curry and Quiz Night

We held a great fundraising evening a couple of weeks ago and I’m pleased to say it was a huge success. We raised nearly £700, so my thanks to all the ARC team who were involved especially to Simon and his kitchen team for producing such a delicious meal, and of course our quizmaster Alastair. Also a special thanks to Mark and Sue at the Post Office for giving up their valuable time to run the bar and for donating all the profits to ARC. 

The atmosphere was second to none it was great to hear how people really enjoyed the friendly ambience of the night. It looks like this will be an annual event!

Community Engagement

As we’ve mentioned in previous newsletters, we are busy gathering views and opinions from as many groups and individuals in the village and surrounding areas as we can. We have now launched our official questionnaire on our website, so we’d really appreciate you spending a few minutes completing it. 

If you’d prefer a paper copy to complete please let us know and we’ll gladly deliver one.

This feedback is essential for our planning and will also go in a report that we will present to the village and grant funders later in the year. 

Friends of ARC

We will be launching the Friends of ARC campaign in the next few weeks, where you’ll have the opportunity to donate to ARC on a regular basis from as little as £2 a month. This is an important aspect of our fundraising and we are grateful to everyone who has already expressed an interest in helping us raise much needed funds. 

Stay in Touch

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

Don’t forget we are active on social media, so please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by clicking on the links on the home page

Many thanks 

Malcolm Pryce, 
Chairman, Aldbourne Recreation Centre 

Alastair Greener

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