I. D. E. A. S. (Improve Dunston's Empty Areas Scheme)
Putting PLAY back into Dunston’s Playing Field.
The IDEAS Team: Jane Lamyman, Diana Hammond, Pamela West, Nick Byatt. Angela Morley, Sue Fisher and Pauline Moore plus a large team of active supporters.
The IDEAS Group Constitution document and the IDEAS Group Development Plan are available on request from Jane 320287 or Diana 320460.
To read a copy of the presentation given to the Parish Council and previously published on this page click on the following link. IDEAS
It will not have escaped your attention that the new facilities for children (Development Phase 1) on the playing field, is almost complete.
An invitation to attend the presentation event will shortly be delivered to every household but at present please pencil the 12th September 2pm in your diaries.
Cake and preserve stall at the Red Lion Cider Fest raised £182 towards future funding.
Fund Raising Activities
Nostalgia Dance: BLITZ DANCERS Sat 27th Sept 7 – 11 pm.
£8 per person or £20 for a family ticket from Bev 321725, Jane 320287 or 0777 28225665 or Diana 320460 or at the door.
Raffle, light refreshments. Bring your own rations!
A great night - try the Jitterbug, Swing, Jazz, Lindy Hop or just enjoy the music and atmosphere.
Fashion Show – October 17th – a joint venture with the Village Hall Committee – please make a diary note – further information next month.
The team are delighted to announce that they were awarded a Community Champions trophy and certificate by North Kesteven District Council for their efforts providing the play equipment now installed on the playing field. Four members attended this event and were delighted to receive the award for promoting the health and wellbeing of our children.
On Friday 12th September the presentation of the play equipment was held on the field attended by representatives from WREN (the grant providers), local business people who have supported IDEAS, parish councillors and residents. Graham Boyall, Headmaster of Dunston St Peter's School gave permission for all the children to attend this event and we were delighted when they sang a song about playing happily together. Following a few short 'thank you' speeches these youngsters whooped with glee as they charged across the field to play on the equipment. IDEAS will now proceed to raise the necessary funding to complete this stage of the project with turf, the wild flower area and a path to enable less abled children and parents with buggies etc. to have easier access to the area.
The Nostalgia Night held Saturday 27th September was hugely enjoyable (especially when the Blitz Dancers showed us some new moves) and was well attended. The cream teas served at Ashbrook Lodge during Scarecrow Sunday also proved to be a winner and these two events have raised over £400 for IDEAS funds - thank you to everyone who supported these events.
The team had a wonderful, uplifting time
walking over 46 miles in three days
(2 marathons) from Cleethorpes to Dunston,
with refreshments and bacon butties, provided by local businesses enroute. The team, whose ages ranged from 8 to 15, accompanied by adults, finished with toe-dipping in Dunston Beck and a meal. Sponsorship is expected to achieve £1,000 which the young walkers will put towards equipment of their choice on the new play area. Youngsters regularly get bad press, but Dunston residents should be justifiably proud of this small group for giving up some of their summer holidays, training and achieving this long walk.
We are extremely proud of You. Well done!
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