Numerous attempts over the past eight years to locate a suitable site to build a new sustainable centre where the Perry Group can be guaranteed a future and many other groups and individuals can benefit.
A planning application has now been lodged for a site kindly put forward by the Willey Estates in Much Wenlock. Full details are available on the Shropshire council planning web page, and there are more details on the new Cavalier Centre website by clicking here.
If you would like to show your support please do so by lodging a supporting comment on the planning site, with a plan to gather 2,000 if possible. It involves registering first and then being e mailled back. It is a little time consuming but will be invaluable to the cause if you and any friends and supporters can spare the time to do it:
Go to www.shropshire.gov.uk and on the home page look at the column on the left and click on Environment and Planning.
You will next see a page with three main headings – Planning, Environment, Recycling and Rubbish.
Go to the Planning list and at the top Click on Online Planning Register.
The next page invites you to find or comment on an application. Complete the Text Box with14/02127/FULand enter. Then follow the simple instructions to leave comments and I hope your SUPPORT for the application.
‘Connect’ is the UK’s first Social Network for people with autism and their families. It has been developed by Autism West Midlands with funding from the Department for Education.
On ‘Connect’ you can:
• Develop your own social network, featuring the people and providers who give you support
• Search for people local to you who are going through similar experiences
• Share your experiences and thoughts, ask questions, give answers, and interact with other members (you can even send hugs!)
• Find and promote local activities and events
• Rate and review local providers and services, sharing them with others through the directory
• Access free autism eLearning
• Download information and visual resources
• Share ideas and suggestions for local support and activities
‘Connect’ has been in “soft launch” mode, with about 50 members signed up already but from today the site will be officially live! You can get to the site by clicking here
Action For Children, Shropshire Activity Support are holding a fundraising evening to raise monies to enable opportunities for children and young people to access a wider range of activities.
Date: Friday 21st March 2014 Time: 7pm-11pm (for under 18’s)
7pm-4am (for over 18’s) Venue: The Peach Tree Restaurant, 18-21 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AE. Tickets: £25 for over 18’s which includes a 2 course meal, disco and VIP wristband for free entrance to C:21, Spirit and The Buttermarket (worth £20). £15 for under 18’s which includes a 2 course meal and disco until 11pm.
There will also be a raffle during the evening with various great prizes. For further information please click here.
Action for Children Saturday Youth Club will be running EVERY Saturday from 8th February 2014 (except during school holidays).
The Youth Club currently runs fortnightly and offers a variety of activities for 4-18 year olds on a Saturday from 9.15am-1pm. Places need to be booked and AFC cannot guarantee a place if less than 2 weeks notice is given. Only 2 bookings can be placed at a time.
For further information or to book a place please contact AFC on 01743 344696.
AFC have organised parent/carer consultation meetings to discuss plans for their upcoming playschemes, day trips and residential trips over the next 12 months. The consultation meetings will take place on the following days:
Tuesday 4th March, 1pm at The Willows, 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PZ.
Wednesday 5th March, 9.30am at The Willows (address above).
Wednesday 5th March, 6pm at Belle Vue Youth Club, Rocke Street, Shrewsbury. SY3 7PY.
If you are unable to make the consultation meetings but would like to provide AFC with your thoughts and any ideas please contact them on 01743 344696.
Here is a summary of what Autism West Midlands have coming up in early 2014 for families with children on the autism spectrum, including their half term activities and a parent workshop on teenage issues.
Please also remember that the Saturday Board Games Groups are still meeting each month in Whitchurch and Market Drayton (9-18 year olds). Contact Hilary McGlynn if you would like more information: 0788 110 9586 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shropshire’s Short Breaks Team are looking to gain new applications to deliver Short Breaks opportunities in 2014/15 for children with disabilities or additional needs as part of the ‘All In’ programme.
The deadline by which all applications must be received is 5pm on 23rd January 2014.