Colourful Margate is a newly formed Community Group based in Cliftonville.
Last year with the help of crowdfunding campaign, local councillors, Margate Civic Society and businesses they successfully planted 16 cherry trees and commissioned 6 chainsaw woodcarvings in Dane Park.
They have just launched their new campaign and would like to plant more cherry trees, create additional woodcarvings and improve the play area.
If you would like to support this community group campaign with there their crowdfunding campaign please click the link
Best of Luck to Colourful Margate!
We are delighted to share the wonderful news that the GRASS community notice board has been installed today 1st February 2019 by Thanet District Council.
We would like to thank One Stop for supporting and funding our fantastic community notice board that aims to engage all residents of our community in the Cliftonville West area and tell them about the local events happening with GRASS and other community volunteer street schemes.
The unsung heroes of the district’s voluntary sector gathered last night for the inaugural Thanet Community Awards.
Twenty good causes including GRASS Cliftonville received Winners’ awards in recognition of their dedication to making Thanet an even better place in which to live and work.
The ceremony took place at the Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs, and the guests were treated to a recorded message of congratulations by award-winning actress and Ramsgate resident Brenda Blethyn.
The GRASS community group will be hosting an open meeting for #Cliftonville residents and businesses to discuss #CliftonvilleGames 2019. We would love to meet you at the Belle Vue function room as this will be a brilliant opportunity for people to share ideas and discuss how we can make the event even better.
Further information on the Cliftonville Games can be found at our website:
Directly before the Cliftonville Games meeting, at 6:00pm, we will be discussing Cliftonville in Bloom 2019. Please see our separate Facebook event for details.
Cliftonville Games Forum on facebook
Cliftonville in Bloom forum on Facebook
Thank you for your continued support.
Thank you to all that attended the first GRASS fundraising Dinner at Hawley House.
A special thank you to Judith McCartney for hosting a spectacular event.
Fiona Thompson for her wonderful cocktails and Lana Vanzetta our wonderful GRASS photographer!
GRASS – Gordon Road Area Street Scheme – was originally setup in 2003 as a resident led community volunteer group, its stated aims are to improve the quality of life for residents in Cliftonville. Grass is currently seeking funding for two of its main free community projects for 2019 Cliftonville in Bloom and the Cliftonville Games. In order to do this GRASS has been selected in taking part in the Aviva Community Fund. An open competition in which projects compete to gain funding to make a difference in their community. Chair person Simon Bell said “Both our projects ‘Cliftonville Games’ and ‘Cliftonville in Bloom’ are now at the public voting stage and we need every member of the community to cast their votes in support of these projects”.
Cliftonville in Bloom is a gardening competition that aims to encourage residents in Cliftonville to use their horticultural skills to help the environment and improve the appearance of our area. Entry is free with categories for both experienced and novice gardeners.
Whilst the annual Cliftonville Games day has a focus on the wider community, diversity and inclusion. GRASS provides many free activities for children, including inflatables, races, arts & crafts, and the event also includes street food vendors, market stalls and live music. This year the Cliftonville Games had up to 5,000 people in attendance at the Oval Lawns. Analysis of our recent Cliftonville Games survey shows that for 34% of attendees at this year’s event, it was their first time attending an event in Cliftonville, whilst 96% stated that they would attend another community event run by GRASS.
Voting is open until 20th November 2018 and everyone can cast 10 votes for the projects.
Link to the voting page Cliftonville Games: https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-743
Link to the voting page Cliftonville in Bloom: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-745
Further information from GRASS contact Stephen Darrer, Secretary at e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cliftonville Games 2018 was a fantastic success!
We are now fundraising for 2019 and need your help to raise enough funds so that we can make this free community event bigger and better for 2019.
We need to raise as much funds as possible so that we can continue to put on these fantastic FREE community events.
To help raise us enough funds for 2019’s Cliftonville Games we have created a GoFundMe which you can view here: https://www.gofundme.com/cliftonville-games-2019
If you could support our GoFundMe by making a donation and then sharing it with your network via social media , we would greatly appreciate it.
We know that money can be tight, so please know that even £5 helps us get closer to our goal!