Chess Valley U3A
In 2010 the Photographic Group of Chess Valley U3A held an exhibition in the Pavilion Gallery at Chenies Manor on the River Chess and its environs. It later transferred to the Elgiva Theatre.
This year some members of the group have decided that their project will be to photograph Lowndes Park and surrounding area through the year. You are welcome to look at the portfolios of photos below.
Chess Valley U3A was formed in October 2008 and already has approximately 450 members and some 30 activity groups. It has received support from Chiltern District Council and the National Lottery.
Each activity group meets once or twice a month, and programmes are decided by the members of the group. General meetings, with an invited speaker, are held on the second Thursday of each month, in The Broadway Baptist Church, Broadway, Chesham.
A monthly Newsletter is distributed to all members giving full details of each of the groups activities as well as reviews of past events and other items of interest. For further information please go to www.chessvalley-u3a.org.uk
News & Events
The Friends of Lowndes Park are celebrating the news of a formal grant offer of £25,000 from Biffa Award a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK. This much-needed facility, to be built in partnership with Chesham Town Council, and scheduled to replace the now redundant old skatepark facility, will cost in the region of £70,000. As well as the grant from Biffa Award much-needed, excellent financial support has also been secured from the Paradigm Foundation (£10,000) and Buckinghamshire County Council (£5,000) respectively. The rest of the monies will be provided by Chesham Town Council. For further information please the click here to read the press release
The next Friends of Lowndes Park working party will be on Sunday 9 March 2014. We meet at 10am in the Archena Garden which is next to the Temperance Hall in Church Street.
Apple Planting Day - Chesham Community Orchard – 10am onwards at the top of the park.
The orchard is going well and now we need your help. We have 24 new trees to plant including 9 Apple, 5 Plum, 5 Cherries, 3 Pear and 2 crab apples, so we have a lot to do. This is where you come in, we need as many people as possible to come along and help plant the trees, so do make sure you put the date and time in your diary. Please click on the title to find out more about this event and others.
We have had reports of a pike in Skottowes Pond. We haven’t seen it, have you? Please report any sightings to us via the Contact Us page.