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THE DINES GREEN NEWSPAPER! THE SPACE This newspaper is for Dines Green residents and is part of a public art project called . The project is by

a West Midlands Art organisation working for .

This newspaper will give you more information about the public art project, what we have done so far, and what we hope to do with residents support.

We are very pleased that have let us use the church hall as an arts community project space from August until the end of October 2013. The artists and the project team will be based here most days, we would love you to

The artists working in Dines Green over the next few months as part of this project are listed on page 3.

the project, bring old photos, share your stories about the area and tell us your views about PLAY in Dines Green for children and young people.

young people, adults and families. We have a timetable that begins on Tuesday 13 August and goes right up to 20th October 2013. The activities listed will take place in the , and , and will be delivered by different project partners; on behalf of , , and .

The reason we will be based in St is so that we can meet as many residents as possible over the summer, listen to your ideas and provide a sociable arts space for children, young people, adults and families of Dines Green.

understand that there will be disruptions due to the redevelopment of Gresham Road, and they hope to, through this arts project and by working with partners , , and support the area and people in a positive way. Dines Green residents we have talked to so far have told us that there is little to offer at the moment for children, young people and adults; it is for this reason that we are putting on free events and activities over the summer on your doorstep rather than over the river! PLAY as a priority for children and young people in Dines Green. We are working with project partners to try and do something about this, but we need your help, please come along to the activities and events over the summer and tell us your views. We are also really interested in the history of Dines Green, local stories and myths, and what makes Dines Green special to you. We hope you enjoy the newspaper, and that we will get to meet you all over the next six weeks. From all of us on the team we wish you a fantastic summer in Dines Green.

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We hope there will be an activity in this newspaper for everyone to enjoy. THE SPACE

17th September 2013

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Memories and local names within Dines Green. The stories on this map were contributed by people that took part in the May half term activities with and the walk on the 29 May 2013.

Help us to make a truly local map, showing the rich memories and local terms for the areas of Dines Green. A large version of this map will be in THE SPACE, please do come in and add your stories to it. You can visit us during any activity on the Summer programme or drop us an email at:

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“It’s for anybody. And people that think they’re hard.” 2. The Coop

to last 25 years. When they moved in, a gas cooker and boiler were provided. Has a large grassed area and a cut through. Now Fitzwilliam Close.

In 1953, this area, up to Brookside Road and Drake Avenue, was all trees and grass, like around the brook. 9. Meco Alley

After the tragic loss of Nathan Spiers, aged 14, residents got together to organise a fun day. They raised £16,000, which was matched by the council, in order to build the skate park in his memory. He loved skateboarding.

This cut through is known locally as Meco Alley, as it used to lead to Meco. Meco is a mining engineers that provided a lot of employment. This factory was the only place in Worcester that was bombed in WWII.

They raised the money to build St

One local Grandpa used to drop off two packets of crisps on his way home from this pub on a Saturday. This was in the 70s, and his Grandchildren would often be watching Starsky and Hutch when he called.

in 1967

Used to run along where Rea Way is now, then under Raleigh Close and out again behind the houses on Tudor Way. the council put in a covert when they built Rea Way.

There was no central heating or street lighting, and no proper roads at this point. They had to walk south to catch the bus from the ‘Broadway’, as no buses served the estate at that time. The council renovated the privately owned breeze blocks, etc. The ones that were still council-owned were then treated, covered in felt blocking, and a brick shell was built around them. Council-owned houses adjoining private-owned houses were done before the rest. A few original concrete houses remain untouched. The Robbing of Dines Green - political play written by resident Mal Parry, performed by local people at Swan Theatre, Worcester. Ist Church in Dines Green was a builders hut. The big services were held in the School. Please tell us your Dines Green Stories!

in 1953. The houses were concrete, built


Back in May we hosted two days of free family events at the with project partners and We listened to local people about what they felt is lacking in the area at the moment and we created these events in May half term with a focus on local children and young people having some things happening on their doorstep that they could get involved with. On Wednesday 29th May Archaeologist gave a talk about the historical mapping of the Dines Green area. Quite a number of residents accompanied and artists and , on a walk around Dines Green sharing their local memories into the estate, the people who live close by and their hopes for how open spaces around the area will be used in the future. Over the two days residents contributed to a map, The Dines Green Story Map, which will be a feature of all the events and activities that happen during the project. As part of the map and exploration of the local area and have also been visiting local residents at their homes by knocking doors and chatting. Great photos and stories have been collected including old pantomime photos and photos of Dines Green’s most unique Thursday 30th May was a great day of activities. Lots of local children enjoyed getting one of the glitter tattoos that were on offer, a bouncy castle, as well as painting and decorating their very own plastic bottle planter complete with compost and seeds. Particularly impressive were the plant pots designed by the Dines Green Primary School the bumble bee and horse containers looked great! THANK YOU!

There were lots of helping hands to transform the hoardings surrounding the old vicarage into an exciting piece of art. artist led the spray painting workshop help him create an exciting mural celebrating Dines Green. and part.

were just few of

Over the two days we met a lot of friendly and interesting local people who we hope will become regular faces at all the summer events and activities taking place in Dines Green over the next few months..


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Multi- sports activities. outdoor games area.

’s sport, art and play development team are running different activities including cricket, tennis, football, frisbee, team challenges and more! Multi- sports activities. ’s port, art and play development outdoor games area. team are running different activities including cricket, tennis, football, frisbee, team challenges and more! Play Scheme for children from 5 - 12 year olds in Crazy Games and Animal Antics

the Launch of the Dines Green Project Space. THE SPACE in

Meet the Come see the plans for the and local development sites, book yourself in for summer activities. THE SPACE is open everyone!

Play Scheme for children for 5 - 12 year olds in T shirt painting, pizza and sweet making day

the Theatre Workshop.

Join artists and in this session designed to teach you about acting, script writing, using music in performance and how to do theatrical make-up. Play Scheme for children from 5 - 12 year olds in Sweet making and trip to Worcester Warriors

the Photography Studio. THE SPACE in

Meet artist and learn how to take portrait photos! A parents & grandparents group for tea, chat and play time with the kids. We would very much like to talk to you at these sessions to hear your views on PLAY in Dines Green.

Tea & Play morning THE SPACE in

Play Scheme for children from 5 - 12 year olds in

the Walking Tour. Meet at

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Supper Club. THE SPACE in

Join artists , and residents on a walking tour, exploring the boundary of Dines Green. Fortnightly evening gatherings with the Dines Green project history of the area and share food in good company. Please bring any old photos you have for us to copy, we would love to include them within the project!

Play Scheme for children from 5 - 12 year olds in

the Dig Dines Green. Multi- sports activities. outdoor games area

’s sport, art and play development team are running different activities including cricket, tennis, football, frisbee, team challenges and more!

sessions taking place later in the programme THE SPACE in Register with us for your place by popping into THE SPACE in as soon as you can Photography Studio. THE SPACE in

Spend an afternoon with artists learning about new and cool ways to write messages and draw pictures around your gramme! (i.e.http://www.theboredninja.com/pictures/moss-

Tea & Play morning THE SPACE at followed by Worcester community event see below Community Event, Multi- sports activities. games area.

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Meet artist and learn how to take portrait photos to be proud of! A parents & grandparents group for tea, chat and play time with the kids. We would very much like to talk to you at these sessions to hear your views on PLAY in Dines Green. , Family friendly events, including kids play and food tasting. sport, art and play development team are running different activities including cricket, tennis, football, frisbee, team challenges and more!


Family Film Club, THE SPACE in

Come and see the Church transformed into a pop up cinema

Street Play Day.

with neighbours in a friendly environment. A whole Saturday afternoon of fun, games and playtime in which will be closed to make way for play.

Theatre Workshop,

Photography Studio. THE SPACE in St Tea & Play morning. THE SPACE in St

Street Play Day.

Supper Club. THE SPACE in

Green for Street Play Day. Join in with these different sessions designed to teach you about acting, script writing, using music in performance and how to do theatrical make-up. Meet artist and learn how to take portrait photos to be proud of! A parents & grandparents group for tea, chat and play time with the kids. We would very much like to talk to you at these sessions to hear your views on PLAY in Dines Green. A whole afternoon of fun, games and playtime in with Fortnightly evening gatherings with the Dines Green project history of the area and share food in good company. Please bring any old photos you have for us to copy, we would love to include them within the project! ’s sport, art and play development team are running different activities including cricket, tennis, football, frisbee, team challenges and more!

Multi- sports activities. outdoor games area. THE SPACE in

Spend an afternoon with artists learning about new and extremely cool ways to write messages and draw pictures around your neighbourhood (i.e.http://www.theboredninja. Photography Studio. THE SPACE in Tea & Play morning. THE SPACE in

Family Film Club.

Meet artist and learn how to take portrait photos to be proud of! A parents & grandparents group for tea, chat and play time with the kids. We would very much like to talk to you at these sessions to hear your views on PLAY in Dines Green. Come and see the transformed into a pop up and relax with neighbours in a friendly environment.

Supper Club. THE SPACE in

Theatre Workshop.

Worcester Community Trust, Worcester City Council in partnership with Worcester Play Council. Event Green Centre more Worcester play council and Worcester community trust on page 11 Theatre Workshop.

Photography, Art Exhibition and the Dines Green Museum, THE SPACE in

Fortnightly evening gatherings with the Dines Green project group. A chance to catch up, keep up to date and share food in good company. Join artists and in this session designed to teach you about acting, script writing, using music in performance and how to do theatrical make-up.

We want to know what play facilities and activities you want in Dines Green? Come along to give us your suggestions and receive a free play goody bag to say thank you!

Join in with these different sessions designed to teach you about acting, scriptwriting, using music in performance and how to do theatrical make-up. Artists exhibition of the project, work created by local residents at the summer photography workshops and local history. This will be a celebration of all things Dines Green!


Do you have any photos of your life on the estate? Have you got an unusual collection? Do your parents of grandparents tell you old stories about their life on Dines Green? Do you have memories of playing on the estate? Has anything unusual ever happened in the local area? We are looking for interesting objects, photos and stories that build a story of life on Dines Green, past and present. You can share your stories, photos and objects by coming along to the Supper Club Show and Tell, see programme for dates. Alternatively, you can pop into THE SPACE during any activity on the Summer Programme, and someone will write down your story, take a picture of your item or copy your photo. You can see what other people have contributed by popping into THE SPACE during any activity on the summer Programme.

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has been the single most development within Worcester City since 1987. The Play Council has grown into a strong, successful and positive organisation due to the dedication of its volunteer members past and present. Over the years they have secured funding to introduce new play worker/ ranger posts in the most disadvantaged areas of Worcester, continued to fundraise for play scheme Worcester City Play Strategy. Worcester Play resources to Worcester Community Trust, to support schemes such as the one over the summer in Dines Green.

HAVE YOUR SAY: We want to know what play facilities and activities you want in Dines Green ? Come along on the 30th September to give us your suggestions and receive a say thank you!!

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Matt Lamb, Richard Udall and Chris Cawthorne are actively involved in supporting the events planned this summer and autumn for the “I love my Dines Green” project. The aim is to have something for everyone with a particular emphasis on having fun. Alongside the project, plans are in place for a play area for younger children, a permanent feature where parents can take their kids and make new friends. Richard Udall said,

At , within the Safer and Stronger Communities Service Area, the Sport, Art and Play Development Team aim to encourage more people to become more active, more often in their City, providing opportunities with great value for money for all. In order to achieve our aim, we listen to and liaise with our target audiences so that we can meet their needs. We work closely with a wide range of partners across many sectors to maintain our commitment to deliver and improve local sport, art and play opportunities for all. We are linked to the I love my Dines Green Project to make sure that we listen to your views. Do you want more sport or play in your local community? Let us know:

has paid for the “I Love my Dines Green “Project as a contribution to the community. It should provide the opportunity for people to get together and learn new skills as well as having fun. It is to be hoped that the individual projects will continue in the community after the project has ended and make Dines Green the best place to live in the city. No doubt the Gresham Road developments will cause a certain amount of inconvenience but if the drawings are anything to go by, the look of the area will be greatly improved as well as increasing the amount of homes for single people and families. Matt, Richard and Chris will hope to pop in to as many activities as possible over the coming months to hear about what you think about how the project can be used to improve life on the estate into the future. If you ever need to contact a Dines Green Councillor call, 01905 429937,

01905 428191,

01905 429753

We work with a range of organisations to try to make this happen. Visit: Like us on: Facebook:

It’s time to nominate someone in your local sporting community towards the 2013 City of . This year, there are a wide range of award categories with participants, coaches, know an individual or a team from Worcester who has shown great dedication or excelled in sport over the last 12-months then this is your chance to nominate them for the recognition they deserve. A full list of awards is attached along with the nomination form. The Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 18th September 2013 with the winner of each Award receiving a trophy. The winners name will be put forward for an award at the County Sports Partnership Awards ceremony in November, 2014. Visit:

ties, services and experiences that create a greater sense of community and belonging. At Worcester Community Trust we believe the community should be the driving force for positive change, this is why we are supporting the new development in Gresham Road working with our partners to deliver activities, projects and opportunities for children, young people and all the community to not only get involved but to help shape our programme to ensure it meets your needs and We already deliver HITZ Multi Sports sessions, Snack & Chat, Extend Exercise Classes and a fun packed 5 day Summer Play Scheme for children aged 5-12 years and are planning lots more…. The new development includes a Youth Centre and we want you to take ownership of this and support us to develop a Youth & Community Café that truly

For more information and downloadable nomination forms call us: Please complete and return the forms by the deadline of to: FAO Sport Worcester, Or email us with the subject title ‘Sports Awards 2013’.

is the local community safety partnership, it is a multi agency partnership committed to reducing incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour in Worcester, making Worcester a safer place to live, work and visit. Partners include; city and county council services, uniformed or-

We are so committed to Dines Green that we have appointed a new Youth & Community Worker, now we need your knowledge, skills and know how to help us ensure we are working to make Dines Green the place you want it to be.If you are interested in volunteering or have skills and knowledge that could help us in this exciting venture or have any questions please contact us on 01905 453453 ext 115, email Cheryl@worcestercommunitytrust.org.uk. or pop in to the Green Centre we look forward too meeting you. Visit:

other public, private and voluntary groups such as Neighbourhood Watch, drugs and alcohol agencies and local charities. is involved in many projects across the city including; door knocking projects, delivery of smartwater, home visits to vulnerable residents, youth projects, education and various community projects that have an impact on crime reduction.

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