Make the Most of Your Money

Learn all the tricks about being cash savvy with FIT Money. If you are living in social housing in the Caledonian Ward then you could be quids in after spending 3 hours with these cash clever folk. Give your finances a make over ready for Christmas by increasing your income and reduce your costs with a FREE 3 hour course. Thursday 30 October between 11-2pm at the Hugh Cubitt Centre on Collier Street. To find out more click here FIT MONEY PEABODY WORKSHOPS 30 October. Don’t forget to book a place. Look forward to see you there!!!

Give and Take Event Sunday 12 Oct

Need more space??? How about de-cluttering and have the opportunity of trading up some unwanted items. Come along and find out more at the Give and Take day at Jean Stokes Hall, Sunday 12 October 2014 between 11-3pm. You can drop off unwanted items between 11-1pm and collect anything you like the look of after 12pm. Simples!!! For more information please see the poster Give and Take poster- Jean Stokes 12Oct_amended version or visit the website. Certain restrictions apply.

Local Initiative Fund – October 15 Deadline

The deadline for the next round of the Local Initiative Fund is the 15 Oct. Applications are welcome from community groups in the Caledonian Ward. Most applications are between £1,000 – £2,000. The fund is allocated by local Councillors and is used for activities and improvements in the area. Decisions will be made on 20 Oct 2014. The next deadline is the 5 December 2014. Full details and applications forms can be found on the website http://www.teamcally.org.uk/local-initiatives-fund/ .

Caledonian Ward Meeting Sept 2014 – Standing Room Only

 

Cllr Paul Convery at Ward Partnership Meeting Sept 2014

 

People just kept arriving, until it was standing room only at the last Caledonian Ward Partnership meeting, chaired by Cllr Paul Convery, with fellow Councilors Cllr Rupert Perry and Cllr Una O’Halloran. Speakers were Kate Kelly, from Islington Giving, who is running a project looking at uptake of youth opportunities, Jonathan Gibb from the Council Planning department, who updated everyone on the Cally Plan, and Sam from Team Cally who got feedback on the latest Cally Festival. The meeting was a lively exchange between speakers and the public. As you can imagine it was a mix of local issues and national policy. Cllr Convery took business from the floor which covered local issues from littering and recycling, pavements, crime and policing, housing issues and the investments going in to the Cally Pool. A report of the meeting and presentations are below.

(2014.09.10) Caledonian Ward Partnership Meeting – Report of meeting

The Cally Plan – Update by Jonathen Gibb

Cally Festival 2014 – Presentation to Ward Partnership Meeting

Next meeting of the Caledonian Ward Partnership will be 11 February 2015 – ALL WELCOME

And that’s why we love the Cally!!!

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If you were one of the thousands of people who came to the Cally Festival – thanks for your part in making it a wonderful day. And if you were one of the hundreds of people who ran a stall, stewarded, danced, sung or were active behind the scenes thanks a million. The Cally Festival has been months of hard work, but well worth it. Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what local resident Siobhán Dennehy thought of the day who runs a community gardening group I love the Cally because of the Festival.  Siobhán spoke to lots of residents; it has been great to get your feedback – thanks for all your comments, keep them coming!!!

Caledonian Ward Public Meeting – 10 Sept

At the heart of the Cally Ward is the Ward Partnership; an open forum where residents participate alongside Councillors, local businesses, charities and other organisations to make a difference. The next meeting takes place at 7pm on the 10 September  2014 at the Jean Stokes Hall, Coatebridge House, Carnoustie Drive, N1 0DQ. To download a copy of the minutes of the last meeting please click on the link: (2013.11.19) NoteOfCallyWardPartnershpMeetingNov2013. If you have an item for the agenda please contact teamcally@bemerton.org.

Guardian Volunteers Improve Bemerton

On Thursday 12 of June 2014, The Bemerton Estate played host to the Guardian newspaper volunteers for a day of gardening and a residents’ barbeques in the sun. The now annual event saw the volunteers, Bemerton Staff and contributors from Central St Martin’s University transformed the corner on Copenhagen Street and Caledonian Road (in front of Orkney House). Centred on a theme of art and well-being, the volunteers planted a new hedge, built three impressive beds and planted them full of plants donated from the Chelsea Flower show. The day also provided a platform for three Masters Students from Central St Martin’s to present their work with the local community on the Bemerton.