Fighting fly-tipping with facts

Fly-tipping is unsightly and dangerous. It can attract vermin, and no-one wants it in their community.

There is no excuse for it, either. Local councils have great recycling and waste centres and most local councils offer bulky waste collections, often for just a small payment – call your council or check out their website to see how to get rid of your rubbish. In Peterborough, we are able to take pre-arranged bulky waste collections of up to three items for £20. Book your collection on MyCKH.

However, fly-tipping still continues to blight our neighbourhoods, and so we are taking action at grass roots. In an education programme recommended by our own Scrutiny Panel, we are talking to local Peterborough school children to tell them about the risks of fly-tipping and how we as a community can stop it.

The sessions are all about recycling and reducing waste to start with, along with how to get rid of waste responsibly. The children get hands on with a ‘what goes in what bin’ game and there are always a lot of questions from the youngsters. To date 15 local schools have either enjoyed the sessions already or will be doing so very soon!

By getting involved with CKH you can help to influence amazing projects like this! Our fly-tipping education programme began with our Scrutiny Panel’s review of our services around waste management and fly-tipping, and will really make a difference to our communities.

If you want to get involved there are so many ways you can do it. From giving your views through surveys or phone chats to driving our business forwards on our Residents Board there are options for everyone, no matter how much free time you have or where you live. Give our Communities team a call on 01733 396404 and discuss the options open to you.

Little Bears have a new home!

The Little Bear Play and Stay group in Godmanchester now have a new home.

This fabulous group for the under 5s and their parents and carers are now meeting at Godmanchester Community Hall. Join us every Tuesday 10am - 11.30am for crafts, construction and a sing song. Great for the little ones and the adults can have a good natter as well!

Cracking Easter fun in Bretton

The Easter holidays are fast approaching and we have some fun family activities planned at our South Bretton Family and Community Centre.

On Tuesday 14 April and Wednesday 15 April there will be egg-citing Easter Crafts. Both sessions will be between 2pm and 4pm, and as an added bonus, there will be a visit from the Vivacity Book Bus during the Wednesday crafts session, to keep all those little book worms happy! To book on either of these sessions call 01733 396404 or email community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk

Calling all young artists

We are looking to give our South Bretton Family and Community Centre a new look for the summer, and we need your help!

We are looking for designs for a mural for our large community room, we are asking for all our young artists aged under 14 to do a design for one area of our wall that has an environmental theme. So get your creative heads on and get drawing. Full details of the mural design competition are available on our website, Facebook page or by emailing community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk

Did you know?

As well as providing homes and delivering care services, we also manage more than 60 local shops?

We know how important convenient amenities are to communities so we’re pleased to be able to support small businesses to flourish and keep local shops, local.

From fish and chip shops to convenience stores, we have shops in our communities throughout Peterborough. If you have a small business and are interested in finding a premises to grow your business, keep an eye on our website for when we advertise available units.

Community Investment programme

Our Community Investment programme has something for everyone, no matter what age you are! We have activities and courses running across Peterborough and beyond, including the Little Bears play group in Godmanchester, family activities in Great Denham and computer courses across our retirement housing.

If you have a young family we have support for you, and if you have older kids, there are loads of activities in our communities to keep them busy. We are also working with schools to provide additional educational opportunities as well intergenerational activities with our older residents.

We have crafts and confidence building, counselling and coffee mornings. We can help you to get fit and help you to get into work. We have women’s only yoga and support groups to men only boxing classes. We have volunteering opportunities and the chance to have your say on how our business is run.

We really do have something for everyone, and so get in touch with us to find out more. Our friendly team are here to help you to get on a new pathway to personal improvement and to help you to feel more at home in your community than ever before.

Call us on 01733 396404

Email community@crosskeyshomes.co.uk

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