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Manor Fields Association

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Charity Number 1168830

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News

Ever wondered what do your donations go towards? Or what do the Manor Fields Association Committee ACTUALLY do?

Well here’s where you’ll find the answers to those questions. The latest news of what we’ve been up to and what we’ve been spending your generous donations on will pop up here.

Have a suggestion of what could be improved next? Please drop us an email at committee@manorfieldsassociation.co.uk

AGM

This years AGM will be held at the St Thomas’s Suite, St Thomas’s Church, Chatsworth Road at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd November. We welcome constructive comments at the AGM and it is always a pleasure to meet our members.  Please get in touch beforehand if you have any items for discussion at the meeting, or if you would like to volunteer to be on the committee. We are especially looking for a representative from the Deerlands Road side of the fields to join the committee. We hope to see you there!


Fun Dog Event

2017 has been yet another successful year for the Dog Event. Despite the high winds and muddy conditions we had a fantastic turn out with over 300 people and over 150 dogs joining us. As well as support from local businesses and politicians really made for a great day raising £928.


Sincere thanks go out to everybody who turned up to the dog event, this has really turned into a great and fun community event. Also, a very special thanks to all those who volunteered, to all the local businesses who supported us and everyone who donated raffle prizes and lovely cakes. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without you!


Appeal

As you may have noticed this year we have had an awful lot of maintenance required on the fields. There have been many trees which have required attention, be that pollarding or in some cases cutting down entirely. This has been an expensive task costing us in excess of £1000 more than our usual maintenance fees of £1300. This means we will need to raise over £2000 to cover our costs this year.


As you know we are entirely funded by donations, the Fun Dog Event helped us raise some much needed funds (£928!) to help get this maintenance done but we still need to raise more money to make sure we can continue to maintain and improve the fields.


Manor Fields is a community resource, enjoyed by many people on a daily basis.  Any amount you can give to the appeal will be very gratefully received, and allow us to continue to keep the fields as a public amenity.


Field Developments

We are currently working on some ideas to improve the fields for all. One proposal, which we have been working with residents on, is for a kids copse which will compliment the current copse and give an area for families to play with their children. We are interested in hearing any other ideas you might have so please get in touch or bring along your suggestions to the AGM.


Breaking news! After years of our slowly corroding dog waste bin Chesterfield Borough Council has given us a new bright, shiny and bigger bin. Thanks go out to the Borough Council for organising this for us.


Reminder

This year we have had some unusual activity on the fields that you may have witnessed. So just a gentle reminder to residents that the fields should not be used for dumping any kind of garden waste, or building materials or for burning bonfires on. Also if you can refrain from playing golf on the fields or pitching tents overnight this would be appreciated.


We also found what appeared to be a snare on the fields which would be potentially very harmful to dogs and wildlife as well as children. So if you spot anything like this please contact a committee member or the local authorities as soon as possible.