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Chalvey Community Partnership receives trees from The Queen’s Green Canopy project

On Monday (November 14th, 2022) Pupils from Grove Academy School, alongside Chalvey Community Partnership volunteers, Chalvey Councillors and Slough Borough Council staff, planted 15 trees (5 crab apple 5 Rowan and 5 Hazel) in total as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project in the school’s grounds in Chalvey.

The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative that began in May 2021 in honour of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022. Following the sad passing of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, his Majesty The King, became the Patron and in accordance with his wishes, the initiative has been extended to the end of March 2023.

Chalvey Community Partnership Chair Mohammed Ahmed, said, “we are proud to be supporting the initiative and thank all the pupils and volunteers for their involvement in the tree planting.”

Natalie Wismayer, the Principle at Grove Academy School said, “We are delighted to be part of The Queen’s Green Canopy project and we are excited to see the trees grow over time. This project and the support from Chalvey Community Partnership has provided an opportunity for students to learn about cultivation and develop some green fingers. Our student parliament have been inspired to utilise more space on the new school grounds for further planting and we look forward to supporting their contributions and the development of our green spaces.”

Councillor Shahida Akbar who helped with the planting, said, “It has been wonderful to witness young people participating in wider tree planting projects, and we thank them for their hard work, along with dedicated volunteers from Chalvey Community Partnership. Our contribution to planting trees in Chalvey along with the Queen’s Green Canopy would not have been possible without them.”

More than one million trees have been planted across the UK as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy project.

New lights and footpath installed at Chalvey Rec

A project has been completed at Chalvey Recreation Ground to provide new solar lighting across the park alongside a new path, making walking through it at dusk and in the evening a safer experience.

The footpath and solar powered lighting were installed after the council worked with Chalvey Community Partnership and through focus groups and surveys (online and street based). The recreation ground was identified as a location that would benefit from some improvements to increase feelings of safety. This project was also supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

There was previously no path connecting the park’s main entrances and no lighting in the park.  Now completed, the path consists of 16 solar lights on six metre columns and a 1.5m wide tarmac path. The path has created a circular walk linking the park’s main features (playground, MUGA, and outdoor gym) and entrances, helping to encourage use of the park for exercise.

The lighting columns are 100% solar, there are no energy costs, the dimmer setting also enables lower energy consumption, the columns emit less light pollution, and they are less harmful to wildlife and the environment.

Mohammed Ahmed, Chairman for Chalvey Community Partnership, said: “We are delighted that the work to make the Chalvey Recreation Ground has been completed. Parks provide a safe place for communities to connect, enjoy the outdoors and be active. As a result of the new footpath and solar lights going up, we have seen a significant increase in the number of people using the park. Feedback shows that improving local amenities helps to improve the local area through usage and make it feel safer.”

Councillor Mohammed Nazir, lead member for transport and the local environment, said: “This project has already encouraged higher usage of the recreation ground, and will continue to do so particularly in the winter months, during the shorter days.”

“It’s great to see that by making these additions to the recreation ground, residents are feeling safer and enjoying the space more.”

Image of Chalvey Rec taken by David Frost from Solar Vision.

Street Guardians

The Chalvey Community Partnership are leading on the Street Guardians initiave in Chalvey.

We are always looking for new volunteers so if you would like to be part of Street Guardians initiave in Chalvey, then please get in touch and join us as an observer one evening.

Anyone over the age of 18, from any walk of life can become a Street Guardian. It is an exciting and rewarding way to meet like-minded people and to give back to your community.

There’s no minimum commitment – we have Street Guardian who volunteer on a regular rota and others on an ad hoc basis around their other commitments.

As a Street Guardian you will receive free training in the following areas:

Basic First Aid
Use of the Radio
Conflict Management
Observational Skills
Working with the Homeless
Vulnerability Awareness
Drugs Awareness
Want to learn more? Why not come and join us one evening as an observer? It’s the perfect way to meet the team and experience what a shift is like.

If you’re interested in knowing more or would like to volunteer as a street guardian please email #saferstreets

Chalvey Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thank You to all our Chalvey Families, Volunteers , Chalvey Can, Slough Rugby Club, Pakistan Welfare Association, Wingit, Thames Valley Police, Slough Borough Council, Slough Anti Litter Society, Local Councillors and our Local MP Tan Dhesi

Chalvey Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at the Chalvey Recreation Grounds was a great hit despite the weather. Hope you like the pictures from todays event an we hope to bring many more.

Commonwealth Jubilee Celebrations

We had a fantastic time at the Curve Slough for the Commonwealth Jubilee Celebrations which was organised by HOME Slough on 3rd June 2022.

Chalvey Community Partnership and Slough Anti Litter Society jointly operated a stall which was well attended.

The celebrations were amazing with alot of networking going, we were happy to see alot of chalvey residents join in on the fun and also chalvey businesses. It was great to have met the owners of Goodness Gracious Ginger which is run by a chalvey family.

Inspired by projects created for Slough Black History and in partnership with HOME Slough, the Commonwealth Jubilee Celebration it brought together Slough people, local creatives, artists and performers to share and celebrate the Commonwealth.

Chalvey Community Partnership Slough Anti-Litter Society

Chalvey Litter Pick Day

Todays, Chalvey Litter Pick was a great success with more than 15 bags of rubbish collected. We also highlighted various areas which needed special attention from professionals which has been logged as casework by the councillors in attendance.

Thanks for everyone who took part to tidy-up Chalvey. Special thanks to all the volunteers from Chalvey Community Partnership and Cllr Atiq Sandhu, Cllr Shaida Akbar, Cllr Ruqayah Begum, Cllr Naveeda Qaseem and Ex Cllr Sharif Mohammed. Pakistan Welfare Association

Update regarding the Safer Streets project

Visited Chalvey Recreation Ground to look at the new footpath that is being built as part of the safer streets initiative supported by Chalvey Community Partnership. Further work is planned to add Solar lights, this will help to make the park safer and to encourage locals to use it more. Check out the video

We also visited the Montem Stream and the The Fields Alleyway which has been tidied up with hedges cut back by Slough Borough Council, again as part of the safer streets initiative.

The Safer Street Fund of £23.5 million was set up in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard in London, with the aim to make public spaces safer for women and girls.

The successful joint application was made by the council, the Thames Valley office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Aik Saath and Lime, a specialist youth engagement organisation.

Several projects will be made possible by the £513,940 award. It will lead to a ‘whole system’ approach by the partnership which will begin immediately and run until April 2022.

The initiatives will centre on Chalvey, where statistically there is a more of a need to make women and girls safer.

Working closely with the Chalvey Community Partnership the work will address issues and themes identified by residents in the area.

Local information reveals violence against women and girls is committed by men of all ages and was due to a range of factors including cultural attitudes as well as physical factors such as location and environment.

Easter litter pick and virtual egg hunt

As part of our Monthly CAFF – Chalvey Activities Food & Fun project 🐣 Todays 🐰 Easter litter pick and virtual egg hunt (with real chocolate eggs🥚as treat!) 🐣 was a great success.

The litters pick in partnership with Slough Anti-Litter Society Chalvey Can generated more than 10 bags of litter various large rubbish items such as a chair, metal springs, metal fencing as well as large foam pad. Slough Borough Council where kind enough to collect the rubbish at end of the day.

We also had the families and children looking for our Easter virtual hunt, with 10 different hidden tasks which all involved doing some sort of healthy task linked to easter. Such as 10 bunny hops.

The families where then rewarded with sandwiches and chocolate easter eggs in the Chalvey Hub – chalvey community centre.

Thank you to all the children and families for coming along and making the CAFF event successful.

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