Consultation Feedback Meetings

We are holding a series of meetings in September 2015 to allow the residents of the villages to give us their views about the possible projects we think come out of the results of the questionnaires and discussions with residents. These projects would then become part of our Big Local Plan for the first two year of the ten year project. The Plan document forms one of the stages in the Big Local pathway and an approved plan is needed to access any of the Big Local lottery grant.

Old Arley – Monday September 21st at the Methodist Hall
Ansley Village – Tuesday September 22nd at the Village Hall
New Arley – Wednesday September 23rd at Arley Community Centre

All meetings will be the same and run from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.


Childcare Action Team meetings

Do not forget that there is a meeting for anyone interested in Childcare in the villages today (March 17th) in Ansley Village Hall at 1:30 and next Tuesday (March 24th) in the Methodist Hall in Old Arley. Please come along, share ideas and support the new group.

Community Chest re-opened

We’ve re-opened our Community Chest grant scheme to distribute the remaining money in the initial fund for local residents, unconstituted groups, constituted groups, charities and businesses to apply for small amounts of money to make our area an even better place to live.

If you missed the deadline for the first rounds and still have an idea but need some finance to make it happen then you can apply until November 30th.  For more information and to download the application form please go the dedicated page by clicking here.

If you need any assistance please contact Jim Rowe, our Big Local Support Worker via email at

Community Chest deadline extended

After a slow start there has been a lot of interest for grants from the Community Chest and to allow as many people as possible to apply we have decided to extend the application deadline to 5:00 pm on Friday 5th September.  This means that the date for the interviews / presentations will be moved from the evening of Thursday 4th September to Thursday 11th September.    Good Luck.