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13th July 2016 – Planning permission was submitted today for an overflow car park on the land that shares the bottom boundary with The Brig. Details can be viewed at:

For further details about planned improvements to the garden at The Brig and the surrounding land click here.

29th April 2016 – Today saw the start of our garden project, using £10,000 received from Tesco Bags of Help. Our hard-working volunteers cleared the boundary area and removed a number of unwanted hedges and trees – don’t worry, we will be replacing these as part of the project – preparing the way for new boundary fencing.013e8214eaad4afd83996560f30bab789bf259d407 014016c7e3902679fed0580aa04e5a1c378f84d1e7 014753ddfa0aded05d6ee5ec7c4094b7552ea8d906 015804d08c99275cdb0f331eaa17b14b8d3d6174c8

28th March 2016 – Delighted to announce that we have secured £10,000 after finishing second in the regional vote for Bags of Help. We will now start to plan the improvements to the garden at The Brig with a view to undertaking the works during May so that we have everything complete for the summer.

16th February 2016 – A superb second boost this week as ACSF has secured a place in the regional vote to secure one of three levels of funding to improve the garden area at The Brig to provide a great community area and a children’s play area. To vote, please visit the Tesco store in Hemsworth, between 27th February and 6th March 2016, and put your token in the right box. What is Bags of Help?

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.

GetImage Please try your best to vote for our project at your local Tesco store. The more funds we secure the more we can provide for the community!!!!

12th February 2016 – Lease for land at St Mary’s Road and Church Road pitches now complete. Final stages of discussions with the FA to be completed soon to progress new community sports pitches adjoining Frobisher School.  Proposals to improve open community area opposite The Brig to be discussed with the Council and funding bodies.

20th August 2015 – The Brig Community Cycling Club now formally established and fully affiliated to ACSF. For more details see their website.  CLICK HERE for more details. 22nd July 2015 – Lease documents for the land at St Mary’s Road and Church Road sports pitches finally received for signature and registration. Hopefully everything will be in place for early September 2015.

22nd July 2015 – More success as £2000 is secured to help to create a community cycling club to be based at The Brig. This means ACSF provides an even wider offer to the community of Altofts. An open day will be arranged with more details soon.

15th May 2015 - A further £17,000 of funding secured today. This will be used towards creating dedicated disabled parking spaces, improving toilet facilities, extending the car park and making the play area on St Mary’s Road safer for children to use and enjoy.

26th March 2015 - We have secured a grant of £6,500 to install a kitchen and to establish a  Community Café over the summer.

16th February 2015 - Thanks to the efforts of our hard-working volunteers the internal CCTV cameras are now installed. 

22nd January 2015 – Members Meeting held for all those holding Social Membership of ACSF. Members were updated on the level of progress of the refurbishment of The Brig to date and our plans for 2015 and an overview of how the new business model works. Members were also updated on our plans for developing the land around St Mary’s Road. Click here to see the main slides used at the meeting.