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
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.
Friends of Cliftonville Coastline are one of the groups in the Ramsgate Waitrose “Community Matters” charity token scheme.
Shoppers put their token in the box of the project they want to support. The more tokens a cause gets, the bigger the donation they receive. Each month Waitrose donates £1,000 (£500 in convenience shops) between three local good causes.
The group will be in the token scheme throughout December in Ramsgate, so please support FOCC in their bid.
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:
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.
GRASS had a really successful day at “Stronger Kent Community Fair” today in Ramsgate. The event was a great opportunity to talk with fellow organisations and volunteers. It was a great opportunity to network and meet volunteer groups from all over Kent.