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Vote for Cheam Park!

Cheam Park playground

Cheam Park has already won Gold, in London in bloom, but now we want to go one better.

Cheam Park has been nominated for the Fields in Trust charity, UKs best park.

It has a playground for children, Fitness Trail for teenagers, paths into meadowland for disabled people, a cafe for Mums, croquet and bowls club for older people and a meadow and newly planted trees for wildlife and finally stunning views of London.

You can vote for Cheam Park here

 

New benches for Cheam Park

New bench Cheam Park

Two beautiful new benches have been installed in Cheam Park playground.

They were very kindly donated by the Mums of “Cheam Life”, from the money they raised at this years Easter Cheam Hop.

The benches are made from Wood, from Nonsuch Park Woodland, made James from Future Woodland.  sales@futurewoodlands.com

A very big thank you to Cheam LifeTasha’s Tearoom and Stiches haberdashery who helped organise the Cheam hop and raise the money for these beautiful benches.

Friends of Cheam Park AGM

Cheam Park Cafe Sign

Cheam Park is looking amazing now, but it could be even better.  What would you like to see in Cheam Park?  Come to the Friends of Cheam Park AGM and let us know your ideas.

The Friends of Cheam Park AGM will be held on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 7.30pm at Cheam Park Cafe.

This is only open to members of Friends of Cheam Park, but if you are not yet a member, you can join here and attend the meeting.

Teddy Bears Picnic

If you went down to the woods today, you were in for a wonderful surprise…

Sutton and Epsom NCT were holding their Teddy Bears Picnic in Nonsuch Park.  Children played on Ready, Steady, Go Kids Obstacle course

Teddy Bears Picnic Jumping children

The rain stopped, the sun came out and lots of Mums, Dads and their children came to enjoy the fun and games of a Teddy Bears Picnic.

Teddy Bears Picnic Jancet Nursery Elephant

There was a competition for who could make the best crown and all the children danced along wearing them, led by Jazzy, Jancet Nurseries Mascot.

Teddy Bears Picnic Fairground rides

There were fairground rides for children to ride

Teddy Bears Picnic Nonsuch Ducks

Ducks were fished out

Teddy Bears Picnic Dancers

Dancers performed in the field.

Teddy Bears Picnic Zip Wire

And as a treat for the Teddies, a Zip wire was installed.  It was Tim the Teddies favourite game.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Teddy-Bears-Picnic

The 2016 NCT Teddy Bears’ Picnic will take place on Sunday 12th June 12-4.30pm

Nonsuch Park (dog free area), Ewell Road Entrance, Cheam

£2 per adult, children get in free

This year there will be a royal theme! There will be a ‘best dressed royal teddy’ and a ‘best named royal teddy’ competition, childrens races, raffle, tombola, a fire engine, face painting and other entertainment. Bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy a fun filled afternoon. Please put this date in your diary and help advertise it. We need your support to make this event a success!

Roundabout-at-Picnic

Fantastic Afternoon at Cheam Village Fair

Cheam Village Fair 1

What a fantastic afternoon it was, at Cheam Village Fair.

Cheam Village Fair Beer Tent

The weather may not have been boiling hot, but that didn’t really matter.  The crowds came and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Cheam Village Fair entrance

Thank you to Cheam and Sutton Rotary Club who organised the event, raise thousands of pounds for local charities.   All todays profits will go to The Royal Marsden and Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.

Cheam Village Fair Go Carts

I am told a record number of volunteers helped out at the Fair this year.  Thank you to every one of you.  It would not have been the success it was with out you.

Cheam Village Fair Childrens Corner

The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance.  That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla.

Dancing Cheam Village Fair 1

It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families.  What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2016.

Sutton MS Society Cheam Village Fair

 

Guide Dogs Cheam Village Fair 1

Cheam Village Fair

 

Cheam Village Fair 6

Monday 30th May 2016

Cheam Fair is organised by Cheam Rotary Club.  It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families.  What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2015.

The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance.  That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla. and much more!

Admission is just £1 for adults and 50p children. Cheam Rotary will donate all profits to The Royal Marsden and Sutton and Merton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.  There is no parking on site, but you can catch the 213 or 151 bus.  There are bus stops beside the entrance to the park.  The 93 bus stop is only a short walk away.

Cheam Village Fair 4

The event takes place on the late May Bank Holiday, in Cheam Recreation Ground. The organisers, Cheam Rotary Club, make a point of showcasing community groups like Cheam Gym Club, Fighting Fit Martial Arts, Fiesta Fitness will be doing a Zumba demo and Carshalton Cheerleaders who put on displays throughout the afternoon.

Cheam Village Fair 2

 

 

Tesco Bags of Help Grants for Nonsuch Parkland?

bags-of-help

Tesco award grants each year in around 400 Tesco regions to make sure the funding is spread evenly across England, Wales and Scotland*. In total the Bags of Help programme supports thousands of projects each year.

Because there is major demand for grants, Groundwork assesses all of the applications received and then provides a shortlist of the applications received for a Tesco Shortlisting Group to agree three successful projects to forward to a vote in Tesco stores.

Tesco customers vote over two weekends in their store for their favourite shortlisted local project. Grants are then awarded as follows:

  • 1st place in Tesco customer vote:  £12,000 grant
  • 2nd place in Tesco customer vote: £10,000 grant
  • 3rd place in Tesco customer vote:  £8,000 grant

More information can be found here

What would you apply for a grant for in Nonsuch Park, Cheam Park, Cheam Rec or Warren Farm.  What new facility would you like added?