It’s been a while since my last post… working in schools means I take a lot of the holidays off and spend time with my family. School budgets are also tight this year so the major AV installs I have done in previous years haven’t happened.
I have had a very busy summer in my role as director at Monkey Park CIC however…
Community Footpaths around Brampton Primary School
The first project I was involved in was the installation of an asphalt footpath around the perimeter of Brampton Primary School.
The new surface replaces a muddy unadopted walkway, providing local residents with a much needed wheelchair and pushchair accessible shortcut to the school and local shops. Alongside my fellow directors at Monkey Park, we worked with Derbyshire County Councillor Ron Mihaly who invested £16,000 of his community priority fund money on the project.
Here’s a couple of photos showing how the footpath used to look and the other showing the works in progress.
It was a pleasure to work with Cllr Mihaly on this important project. Monkey Park is not just a community cafe. We believe in bringing people together to create a better Brampton, and this is just one example of what we can achieve when we work together.
Planter Building Workshop & Community Planters
On 18/19 September we held a workshop at Inspire Community Garden where we worked with a number of volunteers to build fruit, veg and flower planters which we will eventually placed around Brampton and outside Monkey Park.
If you would like to get involved with any of our community projects, please get in touch!