LATEST NEWS OCTOBER 2021
Our popular clubs and classes have returned however, we are continuing to remain cautious and ask you to please be careful, wear a face mask on entering the building and in our designated FACE MASK ZONES where there is the greatest risk of passing on infection. We would also ask you to sanitise your hands on entry and we continue to maintain a track and trace system.
MARKFIELD COVID 19 GOOD NEIGHBOURS SCHEME
As the pandemic continues to be widespread the Markfield COVID 19 Good Neighbours Scheme remains in place to help and support you if you need it. Members continue to provide help and support to anyone in the village who needs it. Please remember that “IT’S STILL OKAY TO ASK” and if you need any help, support or advice just ring us on 07885 243033 and we will do our level best to help.
PARENTS AND TODDLER’S SESSIONS
Just a reminder that our popular Parent’s and Toddlers sessions have now resumed. Sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1pm to 3pm. It only costs £1.50p per child per session and refreshments are available for purchase. This is a chance for parents and carers to meet up with old and new fiends, have a natter and watch their children play with all our kiddy toys. For further information contact the Centre or just turn up on the day.
MINI BIKERS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
At the recent Leicestershire Live Business Awards Ceremony 2020/2021 held in Leicester Mini Bikers won the Small Business and Development Award for the category of Small Business and Development Award. The ceremony was a prestigious black-tie event recognising and honouring companies that have gone above and beyond to stake their claim on the local, national and even global business scene. Many congratulations to Yasin and Kelly.
Mini Bikers have been based at the Community Centre since 2015 and have now spread their wings further afield. This award-winning project teaches children aged from 2 years to 6 years how to ride a bike through balance and pedal bike training.
Mini bikers sessions take place at the Community Centre on Sunday afternoons
For further information please contact Yasin on 07584 044027 or visit the Mini Bikers website.
FOOTBALL AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
Football is increasingly popular whether it is training, coaching or playing for all. Below are a couple of sessions for your children to enjoy:
HALF TERM HOLIDAY FOOTBALL CAMP
Leicester Futsal will be holding a three-day Football Camp over the half term school holidays on 18th, 19th and 21st October from 9am to 3pm. Sessions are planned and delivered by UEFA B coaches who all have valid FA safeguarding, first aid certificates and are DRB checked. The cost is £15 per day or £35 for all three days. To book your place or for further information please contact email@example.com
or 07455 023366.
These sessions are specifically aimed at children aged 2 to 5 years old who want to learn or simply play football. Sessions are held at the Centre every Tuesday and Friday mornings both from 10am to 11am. To book your place or for further information please contact Metcalf Multi Sports vie email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is £4.50p per session with a discount for block bookings.
Firstly, I must mention a special celebration for two of our members. During the afternoon of Sunday 28th September John and Dinah Standley had two mile stones to celebrate with family and friends. Firstly John’s 80th Birthday and secondly their 57th wedding anniversary. John was born at Leicester’s Bond Street Maternity Hospital and lived in the now demolished Saint Margaret’s Cottages during his early years. Dinah described him as an original Leicester “Townie”. John worked at Birch Bedrooms before his retirement. Believe it or not John was an avid train spotter, he also loved a round of golf before lock down, he enjoys pottering around his garden and of course both he and Dinah are dedicated and enthusiastic Leicester City Football Club supporters. I understand that they met on a blind date arranged by one of Dinah’s friends. Their first date was at the Picture House in Granby Street where they saw the film The King and I. They have a son and a daughter, four grand children and two great grandchildren. Both are regulars at the Mayflower Club and here’s a little secret, John dresses up as our Father Christmas at our annual Christmas Party and what a magical and jolly part he plays. Many congratulations to you both and we look forward to celebrating your 60th wedding anniversary.
Throughout September members have continued to enjoy activities that help them get out of the house and meet up with friends old and new. These include quizzes, games and even a meal at the Fieldhead Hotel. We have other sessions planned including a visit by Fire and Rescue, talks on the latest scams, the Carers Support Centre and fun events including our annual “conker” competition, “Day at the Races” and Halloween Party.
If you are at a loose end or want some company the Club also has sessions every Monday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm. At these sessions you can play dominoes, cards, and other indoor games and meet new friends over a cuppa.
If you would like to join in, please come along on Monday and Wednesday afternoons 2pm to 4pm. We haven’t raised the cost of sessions for over four years but due to the fact that costs have risen substantially during that time we have had to put the cost up by 50p to £2.00p per session. A cuppa and biscuits is included so it’s still very good value for money. Please remember to bring your face mask and sanitise your hands when you come
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUJM JUBILEE 2022
You may or may not be aware that the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, marking 70 years since her ascension to the throne. It will be the first time a British monarch reaches such an incredible milestone, so, to mark this special occasion we are starting to plan a Village Platinum Jubilee event at the Centre on SATURDAY 4th June. We have booked a fly past by and aircraft from the RAF Memorial Flight. Hopefully this will take place as we have been so unlucky on two previous occasions as flights had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Third Time Lucky we hope.
Other ideas mentioned include a Jubilee Children’s Party, an evening Family Disco and other celebrations.
NATIONAL BLOOD SERVICE
The National Blood Service really appreciate using the Community Centre for blood donation sessions so much so, they have provided a list of sessions for 2021 and 2022. The dates are shown below. You can book your blood donation appointment on line with the National Blood Service and “Do something amazing” by donating your much needed blood.
All sessions are from 11.30am to 9pm
For bookings and enquiries please contact Markfield Community and Sports Centre,Mayflower Close, Markfield LE67 9ST on 01530 242240 or email email@example.com or you can visit our website www.markfield communitycentre.com to view our facilities, latest news, photo gallery and information about the Centre.
Ron and Dawn Grantham