“Be a Happier You” Workshop

The Community Centre will be the venue for a Workshop on Wednesday 6th September from 6.00pm until 7.30 pm. Entitled “Be a Happier You” it will be an introduction to a range of meditation and life affirming therapies that are intended to improve mental and physical well-being.

It will be conducted by local practitioner Sarah Stanyer from Clotton, whose involvement and training in these therapies has encouraged her to offer their advantages and benefits to a wider audience.

Sarah explains “I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2015. After battling osteoarthritis from the age of 12, resulting in half a knee replacement at the tender age of 44.I spent the majority of my life trying to survive depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, IBS and sleep issues. On one hand it was a huge relief to hear that I was not going mad but how was I going to cope? Fibromyalgia causes widespread chronic muscle pain and fatigue, it affects 1 in 20 and mainly women over the age of 30. So the chances are you know someone that has this. In 2016 I had over 140 days of chronic pain and fatigue, affecting my quality of life and that of my family.

My oldest daughter, Amy has severe learning disabilities, Autism, dyspraxia and apraxia, she needed me, so through gritted teeth I had to keep going for her.

I then stumbled across Access Consciousness Bars Therapy, a very relaxing gently therapy touching points on your head, that can change any area of your life, if you truly want change? It made me feel lighter, have less chatter in my head and less pain, giving me more energy, and a sense of calm.  It had such a significant impact in transforming my life, I have now set up a new business in a range of alternative therapies. Access has also creating calm for Amy, improving her wellbeing.”

This workshop will cost £20 if booked before August 31st or £30 thereafter. If there is sufficient demand locally Sarah will establish a number of sessions enabling participants to improve their well-being and create a sustainable sense of calm in both mind and body.

For further details and to book a place call Sarah on 07799 372682 or email Sarah on sarah.strengthkindness@hotmail.com You will also find more details on www.beahappieryou.co.uk

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Bronte Classic comes to the Community Centre

The Community Centre is delighted to announce that their autumn theatre production will now be “Wuthering Heights” which will be on stage on Saturday November 18th at 7.30 pm.

The play has been created by Hot Buckle Theatre Productions, a Shropshire based company that specialises in adaptations of classic stories. They are veterans of the rural touring network and will be coming to Tarvin after an October tour throughout Ireland.

Sue Hardacre said “This is a change from what we had originally planned. Our first choice from the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts menu was a Dickens ghost story but the company offering the play did not get their Arts Council funding. This left CRTA with the problem of getting substitutes to offer promoters, and we are very, very pleased with the alternative”

The play uses four actors to weave the complex tapestry of this inter-generational love story. The performance will be full length with an interval and is more than likely to be performed on the stage.  Sue says, “It is a pleasure to be offering a solid piece of theatre which will use all the imagination and talents of the writer, director and actors to draw us into Emily Bronte’s dramatic and highly-charged world of doomed love.”

Tickets for the performance will be £10 for adults and, because the play may well appeal to a younger audience as well, tickets at £7 will be offered for those under 16. The performance is rated as suitable for 11+.

Tickets will be available from the Post Office in due course but for those who like to get their autumn diary in good shape early, they are available to purchase on line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/cheshireruraltouringarts

 

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They seek him here, they seek her there . . . . . . . .

Where Are the Helpers?

Readers of The Telegraph may well have seen an article published on Jan 2nd headed “Village Halls Face Bleak Future as Ageing Volunteers Dwindle”. Stressing the vital role Village Halls play in rural communities, the article outlined the problems faced by ageing groups of volunteers often struggling to provide the physical and administrative back up necessary to maintain the many activities enjoyed by so many residents. Recognising the hectic lives lived by working people and the wealth of activities now available to the recently retired, the article stresses the need for more people to find time to come forward.

For the full article go to http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/02/village-halls-face-bleak-future-ageing-volunteers-dwindle/

The article certainly resonated with the Community Centre Management Committee whose average age has not been computed recently but must be well over 65. Generally in good health and certainly brimming over with enthusiasm, this group will happily go on for a bit longer yet, but is very much aware that their “Strategic Chairman Replacement Strategy” lacks focus and is still searching for a solution.

So, along with, I suspect, other groups in the village, the Community Centre Committee is appealing to you to consider stepping forward and joining us. There is a committee meeting once a month and you can then volunteer for as much, or as little, as you can manage. A fair amount of this consists of opening and closing the Centre for users and ensuring that our customers get a good service and come back again. It could be twice a year or twice a week, the choice is yours. Or you may have a specific interest – film, theatre, keep fit, ballroom dancing, weight-lifting – that might encourage you to take a step forward and join.

All the surveys that have been conducted in Tarvin in the last few years have highlighted the pleasure residents get from the ‘sense of community’. The Community Centre helps create this so, to maintain what we all enjoy, a few more must be prepared to get involved.

For an insider’s guide to what is involved, contact any committee member. 01829 741962 or 01829 741468 will get you to a couple of enthusiasts who will be delighted to talk to you.

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Community Centre Redevelopment

Commencemnet of Building Work

We are delighted to announce that we are now in a position to sign the contract for major redevelopment work to begin. The contract is with Novus Property Solutions and the work on site will commence on Monday 13th June. The planned work, which will turn a large storage space into a lounge area, should be completed by the autumn. Disruption to users of the centre will be kept to a minimum.

To download PDF of plans – CLICK HERE

Alan Wilkinson, Chair of the Committee said “This is the culmination of many months of hard work by the Committee and the new space will allow more members of the community to come together and enjoy themselves for both leisure and learning. The Centre is currently bursting at the seams with over 40 regular users and the new lounge will increase our capacity and flexibility greatly”

Impression of proposed bar/lounge area

Bar new

The funding has been obtained from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community, biodiversity and heritage projects from funds donated by FFC Environment through the Landfill Communities Trust. Significant contributions were also received from the Garfield Westin Foundation and the Williams Family Foundation. There were also smaller, but vital contributions from Tarvin Parish Council and from local resident Mr J Wright. The Community Centre Committee has also worked hard to build up a fund from their own resources to complete the budget for this major piece of development.

Mr Richard Smith, Grant Manager for WREN says: “It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefiting the community of Tarvin for many years to come.”

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Crabtree Homes Proposal

Housing Proposal

Crabtree Homes Ltd, Frodsham are giving an exhibition regarding their new housing proposal in Tarvin, West of Townfield Lane and bounded by A51 and A54. Friday 8th July 3 – 7 and Saturday 9th July 10 – 2, Edna Rose room.

Villagers are invited to attend to give comments and ask any questions. This development is still only a proposal but it will affect the whole village in many ways should it go ahead. This area is currently designated Green Belt

Maybe we need more housing in the village? Would it be beneficial for Tarvin? Do we have the infrastructure? Do try and come and have a look at the proposal and give your comments. Images below outline the area in an aerial view and also show their outline for the development.

Housing area 1Housing area 2

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