Perry Riding – support for planning application

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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 with 14/02127/FUL and enter. Then follow the simple instructions to leave comments and I hope your SUPPORT for the application. 

 

 

FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Course

Shropshire FA will be running a Coaching Disabled Footballers Course for Coaches / Managers / Young Leaders on

Sunday 11th May 10:00 to 4:30

At Telford College of Arts and Technology

** You must have a level 1 coaching certificate to attend this course **

The cost is just £10 per candidate

For more information and to book a place contact Zoe Griffiths 01743 362796 or Zoe.griffiths@shropshirefa.com

Places must be booked by Thursday 8th May 2014.

New Social Network for people with autism & their families!

Autism West Midlands Logo‘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 

AFC Fundraising Event

AFC LogoSpring Dinner Dance Fundraising Event

 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.

Tickets are available to purchase from Shropshire Activity Support:
* 49 Reabrook Avenue, Belle Vue, Shrewsbury, SY3 7PZ.
* 01743 344696 (Sarah Beaufoy or Deborah King)
* sarah.beaufoy@actionforchildren.org.uk or deborah.king@actionforchildren.org.uk

Alternatively tickets can be purchased from The Peach Tree at the address above or by calling 01743 355055.

AFC Saturday Youth Club & Parent/Carer consultation

Saturday Youth ClubAFC Logo

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.

Consultation meetings

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.

Autism West Midlands – Parent Workshop & Activities

Autism West Midlands LogoHere 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.

Full details are on the website links.

NEW – Producing music workshops (using a professional music studio) on Saturday afternoons in Oswestry for 10-18 year olds. Starting 8 Feb 2014: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=382715

Games and Lego for all ages in Shrewsbury Monday 17 Feb 2014: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=382735

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 hilarym@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

Photography workshops at half term for 10–18 year olds at Attingham Park. A choice of a full day on 19 February or a half day on 20 February 2014: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/news/index.php?page=article&news_id=382725

Stay and Play for under 5s in Shrewsbury – Fridays 10.00am-12.00 pm on 24 January, 21 February, 25 April, and 30 May: http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/index.php?page=event&event_id=907663

Workshop for parents “Teens on the autism spectrum” Saturday 22 March, 9.30am to 12.30pm in Shrewsbury:              http://www.autismwestmidlands.org.uk//events/index.php?page=event&event_id=919485

Shropshire Short Breaks – invitation to apply for contracts

Shropshire Council logoShropshire’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.

Further information can be found by clicking here.

Please pass this information on to any provider/club/group/organisation etc… you feel may be interested.

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Residential Trips with AFC Shropshire Activity Support

AFC LogoSaturday 30th November – Sunday 1st December 2013

Black Country Museum (including Santa hunt) and Merry Hill Shopping

Enjoy a day out at the Black Country Museum before heading to the pub for tea with a night in a hotel before a day of shopping at Merry Hill.

Age: 9-18 year olds or families (age 4+)

Cost: £70 per child or £150 per family (2 adults & 2 children)*

Closing date for applications: 15th November 2013

 

Saturday 25th January – Sunday 26th January 2014

Jungleland Telford Town Park including bowling & cinema!

Enjoy exclusive use of Jungleland with access to all the activities on offer before sleeping there! A visit to the cinema and tenpin bowling is also included. The evening meal and breakfast is included.

Age: 9-18 year olds

Cost: £70 per child*

Closing date for applications: 29th November 2013

 

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014

Trip to Arthog activity centre

Specific activities will be arranged closer to the time depending on the group but activities could include gorge walking, canoeing, rock climbing and many more! The weekend will be custom made to suit the group who will be sleeping in ‘bunk rooms’. All meals are included.

Age: 9-18 year olds

Cost: £100 per child*

Closing date for applications: 29th November 2013

 

*A £10 non-refundable deposit will be required for each person to secure a place. The option of paying in instalments is available.

If you are interested in receiving more information and a booking form regarding any of the trips please call Debbie or Mandie on 01743 344696. Alternatively you can email deborah.king@actionforchildren.org.uk or amanda.ellis@actionforchildren.org.uk

Please note all young people applying must have an ‘All In’ registration number.

The Perry Riding Group – new centre study

RDA logo for Perry RidingThe Perry Riding, Driving & Vaulting Group are gaining information from individuals, families and groups to complete a study regarding the proposed new ‘Cavalier Centre’ near Much Wenlock.

Information gathered will help them in their efforts to create a new riding centre that will provide more varied opportunities and cater for more children and adults with disabilities or additional needs than they are currently able to.

As well as horse related opportunities they are also looking to create a specialist outdoor activity playground, an indoor soft play area and training kitchens to support skills development.

The Perry Riding, Driving & Vaulting Group would appreciate your time in completing their questionnaire. For further information about the proposed new ‘Cavalier Centre’ and to complete the questionnaire please click here.

Autism West Midlands – NEW parent/carer course and Music Workshops for young people

Autism West Midlands LogoPractical Interventions Course for parents/carers

Please find details of a new course which takes place over 5 weeks (Tuesday evenings) in November/December. The course is aimed at parents/carers of children on the autism spectrum who have to physically intervene with their child to manage their challenging behaviour. The course will be delivered by one of our AWM training team using the Studio III approach http://studio3.org/about/

Parents/carers need to contact Autism West Midlands for a booking form. Due to the nature of the course there are only 12 places so they will be booked on a first come first served basis on receipt of the booking form and course fee (£20 for all 5 sessions). Similarly because of the limited number of places we are asking parents to be sure that they are able to attend all session dates before they book.

We are very grateful to Shropshire Council/Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group for the opportunity to bring this training to Shropshire. For this reason the course is only open to parent/carers of Shropshire children under 18 with autism/autistic traits.

Please contact Hilary McGlynn at Autism West Midlands for a booking form or more information: 01743 210940 or email hilarym@autismwestmidlands.org.uk

 

NEW! ‘All In’ Music Workshops

“Exploring Sound” Music workshops for 11-18 year olds on the autism spectrum with Penny Burns

Thursdays 5.30 to 6.30pm

5 weeks – 10th, 17th, 24th October and 7th, 14th November At Claremont Baptist Church, Shrewsbury town centre, SY1 1QG (near old Argos )

£10 per young person for all 5 sessions

•Meet others and have some fun

•Express your creativity, and develop skills

•Small group, maximum 10 per workshop

•Experienced and qualified workshop leader

•Supported by Autism West Midlands staff

For more information or to book a place please contact Emma Hegenbarth on 0788 110 9480 or email emmah@autismwestmidlands.org.uk