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Funding boost for popular Sherburn Gymnastics Club

A local gymnastics club enjoyed by over 350 children has received a funding boost from their local Community Engagement Forum.

The Western CEF gave almost £1,000 to Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club which has been used to buy essential safety matting.

The popular gymnastics club has been running for 11 years.  Initially running out of two local high schools the club is now based at Units 8/9 Blackburn Industrial Estate, Sherburn in Elmet.

Western CEF Consultation on the Community Development Plan - SURVEY

The Western CEF Community Development Plan (CDP) is due to be updated and the Chair would like to invite you to complete a brief questionnaire which will help to shape the document and provide key themes for the CEF Forums.

Please see below a link to take you through to a message from the Chair of the Western CEF, Andy Pound, along with the on-line survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WesternCEF

Community Development Plan update

To view the most recent update to the Western CEF Community Development Plan, click here.

Future Partnership Board and Forum meetings

The next Western CEF Forum will be on Tuesday 21 May from 6.30 pm at Burton Salmon Village Hall.  The theme will be "What a Waste" - the future of recycling and management of our waste.  A flyer for the event can be viewed by clicking here

The next meeting of the Western CEF Partnership Board will be on Tuesday 25 June 2019 with the venue to be confirmed. The deadline for funding applications will be 12 noon on Friday 14 June 2019. 

Souvenir walks and heritage booklet launched - supported by Western CEF

History group produce new souvenir walks and heritage booklet with support from the Western Area Community Engagement Forum (CEF).

Monk Fryston Time Team has just published their booklet, Monk Fryston Past and Present, which includes four local walks of varying length around the villages of Hillam and Monk Fryston. A further walk is a self-guided trail through the heritage of Monk Fryston. Six local businesses are stocking the booklets, which is on sale at just £3.

Grant boost for fundraising charity shop

A charity shop that raises funds for an outstanding local nursery for children and families with additional needs has benefitted from a £2,500 grant from the Western area Community Engagement Forum.

The Peter Pan Nursery charity shop in Sherburn in Elmet is in the process of being refurbished to boost its fundraising for the pre-school nursery for children with additional needs including disabilities, illness, learning difficulties and behavioural issues. Pictured here are volunteers (L-R) Anne Snowdon (deputy shop co-ordinator), Gary Mercer and Emma Daltry.

Community café celebrates successful first year

A community café funded by the Western Community Engagement Forum is celebrating its successful first anniversary.

The Fairburn Community Pop-In Café is a welcoming meeting place for all, bringing together young families and older people, as well as residents from neighbouring villages.