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Gamlingay youth learn new skills in bike maintenance

Posted by Forward Gamlingay! on March 28, 2014 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The youth of Gamlingay learn new skills in bike maintenance

A very successful course for young people was run in Gamlingay to teach them how to maintain and keep their bikes and safe. The 6 week course culminated in each individual receiving a nationally accredited qualification. The course was delivered by Outspoken Training with support from MAYD and South Cambs District Council with many bikes being donated by the local community. Well done everyone involved. :)


Check out the short video here ...

http://vimeo.com/88179340

and the photographs here ...

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157641214337523/

The benefits of the course for the young people were:-

  • Learning new skills (technical, communication and teamwork)
  • Save them money as each received a valuable goodie bag of cycling equipment and learnt skills to fix their own bicycles instead of paying others
  • Potential to earn money by offering their skills to others in the community
  • Keep them safer by ensuring that their bicycles are safe to be on the road

 


Gamlingay Records gets a new revamped website

Posted by Forward Gamlingay! on December 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Gamlingay Records gets a new revamped website with twitter feeds, youtube channels and much more.

 

Check out ...

 

www.gamlingayrecords.co.uk

Forward Gamlingay! help a young person construct a new school in Brazil

Posted by Forward Gamlingay! on October 10, 2012 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Forward Gamlingay! is pleased to be helping one young person in the village on an adventure of a lifetime. Forward Gamlingay! provided a grant for Harvey to buy essential equipment such as mosquito net, travel insurance and camping equipment.


Harvey was selected to join other young people, and people affected by cancer, to help contruct a new school in the remote farming community of Corrente in Brazil. The trip was organised by the Bobby Moore fund which raises money for reasearch in Bowel cancer.


The original school building collapsed in 2008, and since then the region has been in desperate need of a dedicated school building, including two classrooms, a kitchen and bathroom.


The team spent several days plastering, tiling, painting and decorating and generally getting stuck in to help a local construction team to complete the school. There was also plenty of opportunity for the group to interact with the local community, including football skill sessions and matches and a handover ceremony on the final day.


Have a look at this wonderful photo montage of the project and you may get an idea as to how life changing the trip could be for Harvey and all involved.


http://youtu.be/yWe1hsl1N4k



 



Gamlingay Eco Hub features in the Architect of Year Awards 2012

Posted by Forward Gamlingay! on September 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

civic Architects Ltd, Designers of Gamlingay Eco Hub, is an Environmental Excellence Finalist for the Architect of Year Awards2012


The reason for the national interest in the Gamlingay Eco Hub is its status as the greenest community centre in the country, a claim borne out by its radical and total use of renewable technologies and energy efficiency measures. The technologies include a combined Ground Source Heat and Solar Thermalsystem, a 15.54kW Photovoltaic array, recycled rainwater and maximisation of natural light and ventilation.  The fact that all this it has been delivered in a small rural community with a very restricted budget makes it a national exemplar for other communities that might be similarly motivated. 

The Eco Hub is not a new build but a refurbishment of a derelict 1970s building but this has not prevented it achieving an A grade rating for its energy efficiency, the highest possible for this class of building.  This means that there are no fuel bills and indeed the building is a net contributor to the national grid. It also means that the building achieves its aim of always being warm and welcoming and the inclusion of cheap-to-run technologies gives the flexibility to keep it open to the public every day as a meeting point for the village.

One of the secrets of its success is that it is a multi-use building providing a permanent home for the parish council, the community run library, the children’s centre and a nursery together with facilities for a very wide range of hirers including sports clubs, youth groups and the arts and importantly, local companies who need meeting facilities which can bolster their corporate aims to ‘Go Green’whenever possible.

 

New Website

Posted by Forward Gamlingay! on June 8, 2011 at 11:11 AM Comments comments (0)

The new website is up and running.

It will be easier to post updates on projects via the blog function.

Let me know your thoughts.

BATTLE OF THE BANDS ROCKS GAMLINGAY

Posted by Forward Gamlingay! on June 8, 2011 at 6:49 AM Comments comments (0)

The Battleof the Bands 2009 took place on Saturday 14 November and despite the wet andwindy weather, a fantastic night was had by the bands and the 300 friends,family and music lovers who came to support them.


The competition, which is now in its third year,started at 4pm and finished at 11pm, during which the 10 bands competing hadeach played a 25 minute set to showcase their talents. Thenight was rounded off with a performance from last year’s winners, The Jamlinjays,who were also releasing their new EP. The judges were really impressed with the highstandard of the bands which took part and had a tough time choosing the three winners.


Firstprize went to Switch, the youngest band in the competition, who are all 14 / 15and from the Milton Keynes area.  Secondprize went to Get Set, a 4 piece from Biggleswade and third place was awardedto A Thousand Sins, a metal band from the Comberton area, who are 16 and 17 andperformed alongside Switch at last year's Battle of the Bands.


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