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Vision (New Hut) Project Update

Exciting news that the challenge to raise funds for the new building ‘Vision’ project to replace the current hut in Belmont Park has received a boost with a pledge of £20,000 from the Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation.  This follows an application submitted last autumn and a presentation given by members of the NCA and user groups in February both of which were well received and have resulted in this positive outcome.  The pledge is conditional on the target sum of £552,500 being raised in the next 12 months and so a real challenge lies ahead!  The total sum raised so far is now £147,000 and work is ongoing to close the gap.  With help from fund raising specialists at Exeter University, it is hoped to resubmit an ambitious bid to the Big Lottery Fund in the next few months and a range of bids to other community funds will be submitted alongside this.  It is very much hoped that the vote of confidence shown in the project by this latest pledge will encourage other funders to support us too.  If you are a user of the hut or indeed a potential user, a letter or e-mail of support for the project including a statement of how you or your group will benefit would be most helpful.  Please contact any of the committee members with contact details on the NCA website

Newtown Community Arts Group

Summer Family Drop-Ins Mondays 10am - 12noon

Regular Sessions Mondays 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Open to Newtown residents of all ages and abilities - come and have fun, meet your neighbours and try out different art and craft activities. It's all FREE, funded by the People's Health Trust.

Contact fiona.d@magiccarpet-arts.co.uk to find out if you are in the funded area or pop along to a session. Photos and more information are on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/newtownartsgroup

NCA Events Facebook Page

www.facebook.com/NewtownCommunityAssociationCommunityEvents

Booking the Hut

Belmont Hut, in the middle of Belmont Park (or Belmont Leisure Ground, if you will) is a fabulous community resource and the focus of many community events and activities. You can book the hut for your event. All the details are on the Hut Bookings Page. The calendar will tell you which slots are currently available.

Qigong

See the Qigong page for details

Social Cafe

See Social Café page for details

Choir

That's right, see the Choir page for details!

Sensory Garden

Sensory GardenDid you know that the sensory garden in Belmont Park is certainly the oldest in Britain and thought to be the oldest in the world? The community association has been involved in its recent relaunch. Check this out.

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here for more about the Vision Project

The Newtown Community Association

The Association exists to bring the wider Newtown community together by providing an affordable venue for activities and events.

We are based at The Hut in Belmont Park, Exeter, which we operate for groups, families and individuals to use as a venue for all kinds of activities and events.

We also organise or host events ourselves from time to time and take part in larger events in the park such as the Respect Festival.

How Can You Help?

We are ALWAYS looking for people to get involved in whichever capacity suits them from making cakes to editing the web site!

If you have skills to offer contact the Secretary (secretary@newtowncommunity.org.uk) or call 01392 272793

 

Next association meeting

Our next open meeting is provisionally set for Sat 23rd May at 10:30 am in the hut subject to confirmation.

Find minutes of previous meetings here.