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LACHE un LIMITED a partnership of possibilities


Edition 1 . October . 2010 .


NOW IS THE TIME Let’s get together, come on, come let’s get together as the

old song says. Times are hard and getting harder. We can either roll over and give up or get together and fight for a better deal for Lache. There is an ancient saying, if not you then who, if not now then when? See inside for more details

LACHE un LIMITED a partnership of possibilities

yes we can and finally...........This is an open invitation to every group, community organisation, club, sports team and local business on Lache to come together in our own partnership to do something about improving our village and to set ourselves some new horizons.


LACHEfM ‘The Seals Podcast’ in association with LacheFM

The Seals Podcast (in association with Lache FM), a fortnightly magazine programme designed especially for the supporters of Chester FC. The podcast is recorded at Lache Park Studios and run by Chester FC supporters. The podcast will include interviews with players, managers and supporters of Chester FC, plus other surprises throughout the season.

With cut backs to benefits, investment and government spending we are going to be hit hard in the near future. If we do not stand up with a united front and fight our corner we are unlikely to attract our share of a dwindling pie.

To listen to the podcast, all you need to do is take a trip to

The partnership will be built up from active groups in Lache so if you are involved in anything related to Lache in an active way then this is your natural home.

If you would like to be involved as part of the panel in an episode of The Seals Podcast, send us an email at and we will try to include as many people as possible.

As this is self organising in action an initiating group will kick things off and if you want to be part of this exciting initiative then call us up on 677 721 or drop in to Hawthorn House on Hawthorn Road in Lache.

Support your Community Radio Station and your local team! Download it Now!

Whatever happens next is up to you.

The show will also regularly feature music from a local unsigned band.

newwebsite Ed’sBits superstar mediagroup

The Editor’s Comments

This our new super star, Stephen Williams, who started recently as a volunteer. Stephen has transformed our website adding in video, pictures, online ordering and the radio link live from Lache FM. Who knows what he will add by the time he has finished with building the site. Check it out! Stephen has been nominated for a Digital Hero Award and we say YES to that! If you haven’t been on the website yet then log on to and see what’s going on in Lache.

If you have any ideas you would like to see on the website please get in touch on: tel: 01244 677 721 or Contact:

Welcome to the first edition of your new community newsletter. Just so you know this is all put together and delivered by people from Lache who want to change our fortunes for the better. There is an old proverb that say ‘if enough people get together they can even mend a crack in the sky’. Lache currently resides at the bottom of the list for poverty and deprivation. It is our intention to do something about this through community action. If you want to make a difference then let’s get together and be responsible for the changes that need to be made. Stefan Nicholls Temporary Editor

disclaimer: the views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of Lache Park Limited or the editing team but those of the individual authors.

The Editorial team is made up from local people and workers. We would love to have you on board if you are interested in shaping the future of Lache and like being creative. We need people to edit, distribute and report issues of local interest or concern. So either pop in to Hawthorn House and have a chat or contact us by: tel: 01244 677 721 or email


awa awards rds


nominate your local hero for a

‘celebrating people awards’ to be presented at

Lache Community Centre 26th November 2010


mediagroup Lache mediagroup workshops

Under 25? Live on Lache? Like music / radio? DJ, singer, musician or MC? LACHE PARK STUDIOS Come along to our music technology and radio production workshops at Lache Park Studios, Lache Community Centre!


Record your voice or instruments! Plan, produce and perform your own podcast or radio show for Lache FM!

Fridays 3pm-6pm

Hawthorn House . Lache Community Centre . Local shops and the Library

music . recording . performance . production

Create your own beats with proppellor heads reason software!

Or just come and hang out and see what’s happening!

Nomination forms can be obtained from:


get involved have your say

create your own show

Listen at



t. 01244 677 721

Lache FM Your Community Radio Station! Lache FM Community Radio Station based at Lache Community Centre. Our aims are to promote positive aspects of and bring together the communities of Lache and surrounding areas through the magic of radio! We provide training in radio presenting / production for local people and offer community groups, small independent businesses, musicians and bands the opportunity to promote their work and / or services and activities through their community radio station.

LACHE PARK STUDIOS music . recording . performance . production


Would you like to get involved? Why not present, engineer or produce your own show on Lache FM. We have listeners from as far and wide as Canada and Australia so this is your chance to show the world what you are all about! What would you like to hear on Lache FM? Maybe a talk show or podcast discussing the issues that affect you and your community. Maybe a music show or sports show. The Choice is yours!

get involved have your say

create your own show

Listen at

contact: contact:

t. 01244 677 721 t. 01244 677 721

A ‘Giant’ invitation

SoapOpera wanted g n i

d d u

Lache Giants need you!


The Lache Giants need: ? arms ? hands ? new costumes ? a team of musicians ? a group of dancers

And that’s just to get them ready for the 2011 Funday 2011 and 2012 is also about getting the Lache Giants involved in the Cultural Olympiad so we need you...... Please get involved: Get in touch: Contact: Kristine t: 07789 425 468 e:

script writers radio technicians

play actors



Lache Park Limited mediagroup presents an attempt at a great radio play starring you. Yes you! If you ever fancied being a thespian, or writing a witty line for a play, or twiddling with technical stuff, then this crazy venture is for you. The first meeting of the ‘let’s write a play for radio’, group will be held at 10 o’clock Thursday 21st October 2010 at Hawthorn House, Hawthorn Road, Lache. Call us on 01244 677 721 or email to book your place. The event may be an all day experience so bring your creativity and passion and let’s get on with the show! Lunch provided.



As many residents know we have not

had any permanent premises for a

while but this doesn’t mean we have been resting on our laurels or forgotten

about the young people of Lache. We have been very busy bringing new ideas from a pipe dream to a reality. These include the brand new play area behind Lache Primary School and employing Adam Post as manager for the Chilaxing Juniors 8-13 youth club. The new play area, in partnership with Lache Primary School, has a giant tyre swing, a zip wire, trampoline mushrooms, rope bridges and 2 play houses. We are hoping to also have a climbing system in there as well to add to the fun. LAPA also payed for the Lache Rhino which was brilliantly painted by the children in the Saturday and Chilaxing. The Rhino is being auctioned off and all proceeds will be coming back into Lache. This money will help us to continue supporting projects such as sports, the Christmas panto for local School children and trips to the climbing wall. For further information contact Jane Mercer at Hawthorn House (during working hours).

ADVERTISING reaching the people

Lache Garden Village

a growing community

It has been another successful year down at the allotment. We have completed 43 raised-bed growing areas, taken delivery of a large greenhouse and gained three more project members. Our next big step is to construct an eco-friendly log cabin so that all of us " wannabee gardeners" will have somewhere to meet, socialise, swap gardening tips and take shelter from the rain. Although we are officially open every Tuesday and Thursday morning, for local residents who join the project, there is a "key - scheme" which allows access seven days a week - from dawn to dusk! The project is run by three local volunteers - Ester, Steve and Bob - who are always ready to offer help and advice about what to grow, when to grow it, and how to grow it. (If we don't know, we'll find out!). So whether you are an expert or a complete beginner, why not drag yourself away from the TV, fill your lungs with fresh air, grow tasty fresh vegetables and make new friends. You can find out more by contacting Hawthorn House on 675818 or, alternatively, turning up at the allotment on a Tuesday or Thursday 10.00 - 12.00. Autumn Tip : Autumn is the best time to mulch (cover) planting areas with a 50mm (2 inches) layer of compost or manure. If you do it now the worms will work it into the soil over the winter months. (Helpful little creatures, aren't they). This will improve the overall quality and moisture-retentive capability of your soil. Bob McCombe

Supported by

Lache Residents Association

01244 677 721 If you want your business to reach out to people across Lache then your very own community newsletter is just the ticket. For more information on advertising rates give us a call on 01244 677 721


Lache Residents Association

on ya’ bike

Lache Wardens

‘HANGING by A THREAD’ Jason Stiles

Hanging baskets are a beautiful way of saying we care about Lache. Our baskets hanging from the other lampposts on Cliveden road next to the shops are their as part of our commitment to improve the local environment. We have contacted local businesses for sponsorship / placing a charity box within their shop and will be contacting the local authority about liability insurance as this is the main cost involved. If we are unable to raise sufficient funds we will sadly have to remove them. Improving the local environment was one of three priorities the LRA set itself, the others being improved public transport and public safety (a particular concern due to the reduction in the Community Warden Service). To continue with these activities we need your support. The residents association can only be effective in pushing for a better Lache if it has a thriving membership. It is free to join and is open to everyone within the Lache Ward. To be on the contact list for meetings and events pass on your details to. Chas Williams, 29 Guildford Close, CH4 8EU. 01244 671413

The Lache Community Safety Wardens (Sharon and Peter) for Cheshire West and Chester would like to take this opportunity to let you know some of the activities which we have been involved in. These include the Community Safety Roadshow which took part in June at the Community Centre. We were also involved in the successful planning and execution of the Lache Fun Day which took part in June. We have continued working in the Chilaxing Juniors on a Tuesday evening and in the Saturday Club every Saturday morning. We have also been successful in getting a dog bin placed on Green Lane/Boundary Lane which has had problems with dog fouling for quite a while. We have also been successful in extending a barrier on the Redrow Footbridge to protect the local communities which live in close proximity to this bridge. Just one of our local success stories during a routine patrol in Lache, the we noticed a youth's bike abandoned in an alleyway behind some houses. On closer inspection the bike was discovered to belong to a local youth, this bike had previously been reported to ourselves and the Police as stolen approximately one year ago. Efforts had been made to locate the bike, however these efforts were not successful. However a year on this bike was returned due to the fantastic work of a local volunteer, who co-ordinates a local project that engraves bikes for local residents with post codes and with the owners details if they wish to do so, making it easy to identify and return stolen bikes to there rightful owner.

Saturday Club


morning munch

What a wonderful idea!

Breakfast, served with loving care and attention. All you need to do is turn up and enjoy.

All 6 to 13 year olds welcome Come down to Lache Community Centre on Saturdays and enjoy yourselves.

Open between 10am and 12noon

tel. 01244 678 646

full english with tea £3.50 Wednesday morning Cafe

If not enough people turn

drop the kids off and let someone else look after you

up however the service will

Lache Community Centre


from 8:30am till 11:00am

Use it or lose it!

lunch munch

Adult Volunteers Needed football snooker tv games arts crafts snack bar

OLD Lunch munch is our old

favourite. Where else can you get a three

Three course meal £4

course meal for £4?

Thursday afternoon lunch

What great value!

we look after you and serve great food at good prices

So come on down to the

Lache Community Centre

Community Centre

from 12noon till 1pm

and tuck in. See you there.


a page for bits and pieces

If you want to let local folk know what you do then send us your advert or call in to Hawthorn House and ask us to create one for you. Editor

Lache Community Action Meeting Thursday 3rd November 7 - 9pm More information available nearer the date from posters and on

! y a s r e you

Contact PCSO 20372 Rachael Mckevitt on 0845 458 6375 (Answerphone)


FROSTIES support your local shops bread . pies . cakes . sandwiches Hello to all our customers We love serving the people of Lache from our General Store. We have some great new ideas starting this October and these include bread, pies, cakes, sandwiches, children’s lunch boxes along with new opening hours: 8:30am till 7:00pm Monday to Friday 9:00am-7:00pm Saturday 10:00am till 12:30pm Sunday 10:00am till 1:00pm Bank Holidays Some exciting news for Frosties customers is the arrival of the National Lottery which will be installed in the very near future. So come along and see the changes we have made and if we don’t have what you want then please just ask any member of staff and we will help you where we can.



Sixty Plus Club Gentle Mobility (over 55's) Singing Together(over 55's) Credit Union Bingo

10.00am-1.00pm 1.00pm -1.30pm 2.00pm-3.00pm 7.00pm-8.00pm 7.30pm-9.30pm

Tuesday Pilates Class Balmoral Dance Troupe

1.30pm-2.15pm 5.30pm-7.30pm

Wednesday Exercise Computer Drop In Cheerleaders Ninjitsu

9.30am-10.30am 1.00pm-3.00pm 6pm-8pm 7pm-9pm

Thursday Strength & Balance Community Centre Lunch Tea Dance (fortnightly) Art &Craft(alternate fortnight)

11.00am-12.00noon 12.00noon-1.00pm 1.30pm-4.00pm 1.00pm-3.00pm

Saturday Junior Club 6-13 years


Lache Community Centre t. 01244 674887


i nspire innovation . enterprise . motivation . ideas

Inspiration is truly the mother of invention. A number of local people have taken a large room in Hawthorn House we have called ‘The inspire room’, to develop a ‘can do’ culture. We invite anyone from Lache who has an idea about improving things locally to come down and share it with us and we will help them get their project off the ground. ‘Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it’. (Goethe) There is access to the internet, wi-fi, hot desking and sharing ideas with positive people. In addition to working in a great atmosphere we have the Lache Enterprise Coach, Stefan Nicholls, based in the room to offer support, networking and coaching. So if you have a burning idea you have always wanted to explore then call in and get started. For more information call us on 677 721 or call in to Hawthorn House

Tel: 677 721

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.� Stanislaw Jerzy Lec quotes (Polish writer, poet and satirist 1906-1966)

centre i PRIMETIME

information . inspiration . interaction . innovation

Over 55? then come along and join in

re-branded Come and join us at the launch party of the newly re-named icentre formerly known as the Community Learning Centre. The centre has 15 internet ready computers and help and support from computer buddies.



So, if you have never used a computer before, are daunted by the world wide web, want to keep your children safe when surfing the web but not sure how then come on down to the icentre during National GET ONLINE WEEK from 18th to 22nd October and talk to our computer buddies. With support from West Cheshire College tutors there has never been a better time to conquer your cyber fears.

60+ Monday lunch club


For more information contact Lache Park Limited on 01244 675 820.

Gentle Exercise with Sandra


Singing Together with Louise and Georgina


Thursday Strength and Balance


Community Lunch

12.00noon -1.00pm

Art and Craft with Nicola


GET ONLINE WEEK 18th to 22nd October 2010

So what do we do?

Who do we work with?

by Dennis Smale

by Dennis Smale

Hello from Lache Park Limited. It’s time to inform you of what Lache Park Limited does in the area. We have been in Lache for the past 8 years and were formed out of two organisations, Lache Project and Lache 2000. We are a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee and currently awaiting Development Trust status.

Lache Funday Facilitated by Lache Park Limited

Chair of Lache Park Ltd

We have a board of trustees/directors and operate through Theme Groups including: Community Health and Wellbeing; Cleaner Greener Safer; Children and Young People and Community Learning. Added to this are a couple of sub-groups, PRIMETIME (60+) and Events and Festivals. Lache Park Limited also has a number of developing initiatives including vegout@lache, mediagroup, icentre, inspire room, enterprise coaching in addition to running our own centre at Hawthorn House which houses Lache Wardens, our Enterprise Coach, the inspire room and our meeting room for hire. LPL employs 6 dedicated members of staff who work tirelessly for the people of Lache. We are currently setting up an Events Group to co-ordinate Funday/Panto/Haloween Party/ Xmas Party/Social Evenings etc. You can join Lache Park Limited as a member and have your say on what goes on within Lache (Details on our new website

Hawthorn House Lache Park Limited In Partnership with......... C.W.A.C C.D.H.T P.C.T Chester Voluntary Action L.A.P.A Lache Garden Village Chester The Giant City Blacon Community Trust Lache Children’s Centre University of the Third Age Cheshire & Warrington Youth Fed Healthy Living Centre (Chester) Healthy Living Centre (Ellesmere Port) Cheshire Police Lache Residents Association St.Marks Church Chilaxing Juniors Chester Football Club North West Development Agency Cheshire & Warrington Enterprise Commission (Cheshire Employers)

Although Lache Park Limited has paid staff so much of what we do is inspired and carries out by volunteers. So if you want to make a difference to your community and have some time to give then come and see what you could contribute. Lache Park Limited are here to help and to facilitate people’s aspirations for Lache turning them into a reality. So if you want Lache to change come and tell us what changes you want and we will see what we can do to move things along. To avoid endless meetings get involved in a Theme Group of your choice. A little effort goes a long long way. is Smale


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