High Legh was really buzzing over the weekend of 13th/14th May - over 1100 people were out exploring all the fantastic activities that go on in our village.  Did you take part in making the big decision on which scarecrows would win your votes?  58 scarecrows were on show!!!

Thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to a High Legh enjoyable event.

Some quotes from contributors:

"There was a great buzz around the Big Red Bus stop"

"Wonderful Village Event"

"A good number of people had not realised exactly where we are located"

"We had lots of visitors and expect that some will become regulars - Great publicity for us"

"We had a wonderful time with all the family enjoying the day"

"I have always wondered what St Mary's Chapel was like" 

"Most sucessful weekend" 

"Lovely to listen to the music and see the happy faces"

"The new Fire Safety place looks really interesting"

"It was great to chat to people from other organisations"

"Great that so many residents and businesses got behind the event"

And finally....many congratulations to all the voluntary groups who fed and watered the multitudes.  The PTA BBQ on the Saturday seemed to be continuously on the go - sending out a delicious aroma wafting across West Lane,  Strawberries were enjoyed at the Tennis Club (just practising for Wimbledon),  St Johns offered their usual wonderful hospitality, Brownies broke all records for the quantity of Sunday Teas they served - hundreds of visitors young and old, enjoyed sandwiches and cakes in the Sunday sunshine. 

 

 

 

 

 

High Legh Community Association (HLCA) Grants

 

High Legh Community Association announced at the November AGM that it intends to continue the Sports, Education and Recreation grants (SER) to facilitate the first of its two charitable objectives:-

“…to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of High Legh, without distinction of sex, political religious or other opinions, by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants”.

Grants will normally be made up to a maximum of £250

 

Who can benefit?

High Legh Residents - examples include: - groups wishing to purchase facilities, pay training costs for group leaders or fund specialist equipment. Priority is given to applications that maximise the benefits to as many High Legh residents as possible.

 

Application Process

Written applications (to Treasurer, Su Carter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to High Legh Village Hall can be made by 28th February or 30th June. The level of grant awarded by the Community Association Council will be notified within 45 days of these dates.  Applications must fall within the first objective of the HLCA Constitution and applicants should provide evidence that any proposed expenditure offers good value for money and delivers identified benefits. There is no appeal process. The CA Council decision is final. Groups can normally only submit one application in any calendar year. 

 

Where does the money come from?

The grants are funded from part of the net profit from social events organised by the Community Association Social Committee. The amount available for grants is determined at each year-end.  The fund can be withdrawn at any time if the CAC needs to reallocate funds to its second objective (the Village Hall) in accordance with its Deed of Trust and lease requirements.

 

What happened in 2016?

In 2016 we were pleased to support High Legh Bowling Club, Youth Project, Tennis Club and Community Observatory upgrade their clubhouses or buy specialist equipment.. They are all welcome to apply again in 2017, as indeed are other High Legh voluntary groups, however we must emphasize that our funds can only be used to benefit High Legh residents. 

For artistic creativity forget the Venice Biennale - you needed to see the fab range of entries in the High Legh Big Weekend. There were 58 entries in the competition and the creations that ranged from the picturesque to the fantastical.  The voters have spoken, and the results for each category are:

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 Showbiz Scarecrow

    ET By Nicola Watson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 IMG 0444 2 bike Sporty Scarecrow

 

  Cyclist by Lynn Moseley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spider  Scary Scarecrow

 

 The Spider you can see in the dark by John Cope

 

 

 

 

IMG 0452 2 fairy  Silly Scarecrow

 

 Fairyland by Joe and Sue Edwards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to everyone who took part and thank you to all our sponsors. 

 

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