Admission free (donations welcome in support of the Love’s Farm Community Money Advice Service)
On Friday 10 December we welcome harpist Lucy Bunce to Love’s Farm House. You may remember Lucy from her recent appearance at the St Neots Micro Festival. She will be performing Songs for Christmas on voice and harp.
Admission is free, though donations are welcome in support of the Love’s Farm Community Money Advice Service. There will be nibbles on the table and the bar will be open. So gather your friends & neighbours and come on down to Love’s Farm House for an evening of Christmas music and Christmas spirit!
The Trustees and Members of the Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, working as Love’s Farm House, are hereby convened to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2020-21 on Friday 12 November 2021 at 7.45pm.
Our AGM will be held in conjunction with Love’s Farm Community Association and the bar will be open. There will be an opportunity to sign up as a member on the night, and members will elect the Trustees and Officers of Love’s Farm House during the evening.
There is a requirement for one third of the Trustee Board to step down at each AGM. The following candidates are standing for election as Trustees:
The Trustees propose an alteration to the Charity’s Constitution at Section 7 to read:
A charity trustee must:
1) Declare the nature and extent of any interest, direct or indirect, which he or she has in a proposed transaction or arrangement with the CIO or in any transaction or arrangement entered into by the CIO which has not previously been declared; and
2) At the discretion of the non-conflicted Trustees, by majority vote, may be required to absent himself or herself from any discussions of the charity trustees in which it is possible that a conflict of interest will arise between his or her duty to act solely in the interests of the CIO and any personal interest (including but not limited to any financial interest).
Any charity trustee with a conflict of interest, whether or not he or she has been required to absent himself or herself from any discussions in accordance with this clause, must not vote or be counted as part of the quorum in any decision of the charity trustees on the matter.
The proposed amendments are underlined in the text above. A copy of the current Constitution of Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO, where the current text of the above clause can be seen, can be found here.
The proposal should be considered by the Members at the Annual General Meeting.
Love’s Farm House is the place to be this October half term!
Half term week kicks off with Inspirations Dance’s Acro & Street Dance Holiday Workshop. If your child loves bouncing around the house doing handstands and cartwheels, this could be the club for them – and save your furniture in the process! The workshop runs from 10am-12noon on Tuesday 26 October. Click here or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book your space.
On Thursday 28 October 10.30am-12.30pm, the Love’s Farm House hall will be transformed into a beautiful ballroom where little princes and princesses can join Cinderella and Aurora for dancing, fun and games, a craft activity and live performances from the princesses. There will also be a delicious lunchbox to enjoy. Tickets to the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Ball cost £25 and can be purchased by emailing email@example.com or messaging their Facebook page.
There’s something a bit different on Friday 29 October, when the award-winning Ditto Theatre Company will be bringing their new show, The Unexpected Adventures of Darwin the Chimp, to Love’s Farm House. Suitable for families with children aged 5+, the show is an adventure of friendship and family and what it means to be home. The show is organised by The Library Presents, click here to book your tickets (making sure to select the Friday performance) or pop in to your local library.
On Halloween itself, Emmabelle’s Princess Parties will be hosting two spoooooooky events. The Spooks and Sparkles Halloween Party from 12.45pm-2.15pm is a not-so-scary Halloween event hosted by the Mermaid Princess and the Lilypad Princess. Braver children will enjoy Once Upon a Wicked Halloween from 3.30pm-5pm, where two amazing Villain Kid (VK) hosts will be leading proceedings. Both events will include live singing and dancing performances, follow-along dancing, party snacks and a treat bag to take home. The events each cost £17 per child and tickets can be purchased here.
Don’t forget Love’s Farm House also has a varied schedule of regular activities during term time. Visit our What’s On page for full details. We hope to see you soon!
Here at Love’s Farm House, we love to put on events that bring our community together. From barbeques to bar nights to breakfast cafes, from holiday activities to the Halloween disco, we aim to have something for everyone.
Our events are run by a team of dedicated volunteers and we are always on the look-out for new members. There are opportunities to get involved in a whole host of activities, from spending a couple of hours weeding the garden, to an afternoon running games for children, to a regular role serving bacon butties at Lazy Breakfast one Saturday morning per month.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people and have fun, while making Love’s Farm House the premier destination for community events. Everyone is welcome to get involved – no matter your skills, we can find something for you. If you would like to hear more, you can register your interest on our Volunteer Register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to have a bigger say in how Love’s Farm House is run, we are also welcoming new Trustees. Love’s Farm House is managed by local residents via a charity called Love’s Farm Community Centre CIO. The charity is managed by a Board of Trustees and each year at our AGM we have an opportunity to elect new candidates to the board. We’d love you to be one of them!
Our Trustees take overall responsibility for the community centre, including managing the finances, marketing events, applying for funding, setting policies and procedures, employing and managing staff and ensuring that we meet our objectives of making Love’s Farm House a welcoming place for everyone in our community.
We aim to have a range of Trustees of varying ages, backgrounds and interests. You don’t need any particular skills or experience, everyone will bring something different to the table.
Trustee meetings take place at Love’s Farm House on the first Wednesday evening of each month and all Trustees get involved in one or more of our Sub-Teams, depending on their interests and experience. If this sounds like a role for you, we’d love to hear from you! Please email email@example.com or call 01480 262626 for more information or to register your interest.
Is there something you really love about Love’s Farm House?
Or is there something you wish we would do more of?
Perhaps there’s an activity or event that you think is missing from our schedule?
As we gradually start to move on from the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions, we are very keen to find out how well we are serving our community on Love’s Farm and beyond, and whether there’s anything we can do to make the building and the activities which take place in it more visible, enticing and accessible for everyone.
Whether you use the building every day, or the only time you’ve set foot in it is to cast your vote in the election, we would really like to hear from you! Please fill in our Survey and let us know your opinion.
Your feedback will be enormously helpful as we seek to steer Love’s Farm House into the post-pandemic era and try to make sure that the activities and events we’re offering are suitable for everyone in our community. This is your community centre, so please do get involved!
To access the survey please click here, or if you would like a paper copy just drop into the office between 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. Thank you for participating!
Following the government’s announcement that Step 3 of the Roadmap will be going ahead on Monday 17 May, we are very pleased to welcome our exercise classes back to Love’s Farm House! It’s been a while, so here’s a reminder of the exercise classes you can enjoy at Love’s Farm House from next week.
Kicking us off on Monday evenings is a general fitness class run by Train with Sophia from 6.10-6.55pm. This is a full-body fitness class, suitable for all abilities. They change things up each week to keep it fun!
Two classes from NJ Fitness & Massage complete the Monday evening schedule, Zumba at 7pm & Fitness Pilates at 8pm.
Zumba is an ever-popular, Latin-inspired dance fitness workout which will have you shimmying and whooping along. The lights go down, the disco lights on, and the music goes UP, UP, UP!
Fitness Pilates is a much calmer session, focused on strengthening your core muscles and improving your balance and posture, finishing up with some relaxation at the end of the session.
Pilates is also the name of the game on Tuesday evenings, with sessions at 6.05pm, 7.05pm & 8.05pm. Pilates is our longest-running exercise class here at Love’s Farm House, and for good reason. It can quite literally help everybody, from people with limited mobility looking to gain more flexibility, right through to professional athletes looking to improve strength and gain fitness. All classes are mixed ability and are run by Pilates with Laura.
Wednesday mornings kick off with Fit Mum, run by NJ Fitness & Massage, the perfect class for those who are struggling to fit their exercise in around caring for their children. Fit Mum is a 45-minute workout which includes cardio, conditioning and core exercises. All of the exercises are post natal safe. Your little one(s) can come along too. There are sensory toys for them to enjoy, or they can join in the exercise!
Thanks to DSM Dance with Lynne, Wednesday is also dance day at Love’s Farm House, and your inner Strictly fan is in for a treat!
First up is FitSteps, which runs at 2pm and 8.15pm. FitSteps is an energetic, up-beat dance fitness class featuring all your favourite Strictly dances. It is suitable for adults of all abilities and you will have so much fun, you won’t even realise you are getting fit!
If you prefer musicals to ballroom dancing, you will love the brand new class at 7.15pm on Wednesdays, Broadway Boogie. Broadway Boogie is a new, high-energy dance workout inspired by Broadway and musical theatre. Embrace the characters from your favourite musicals as you dance to tracks you know and love, feeling like the star of the show in every single class!
If martial arts is more your style, adults can return to training at St Neots Tang Soo Do Karate Club, which meets on Wednesdays at 5.30pm.
This is a family-friendly club for both adults and children (from age 6). All grades and ages train together under the instruction of two Master instructors (4th and 5th Dan black belts). They don’t have a website, but you can contact Paul on 07790 217170 for more details.
Rounding out the week is a new Pregnancy Pilates class from NJ Fitness & Massage, on Sundays at 6.40pm. Pregnancy Pilates is suitable from week 12 of pregnancy. It aims to reduce aches and pains throughout pregnancy and will help strengthen and lengthen the muscles to aid pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. The class consists of 45 minutes of Pregnancy Pilates followed by 15 minutes focusing on breathing techniques and relaxation.
There’s certainly something for everyone this spring! Love’s Farm House is a Covid-secure venue and all classes have safety measures in place, including number limits, so please ensure that you contact the instructor to book a space before coming along. Click on the What’s On tab of our website for full details of these classes, and all the other activities running at Love’s Farm House.
Welcome back to Love’s Farm House on this sunny Monday!
We are now officially open for children’s activities, parent and child groups, support groups and Breakfast Church. You’ll have to wait a bit longer for adult exercise classes, the cafe, bar and parties but we hope to be able to bring these back very soon.
In the meantime you can find details of what’s going on at Love’s Farm House, along with information about how to book your place, on our What’s On Guide. We hope to see you soon!
We are excited to confirm that Love’s Farm House will be reopening on Monday 12 April 2021.
Initially we can only reopen for activities which are permitted under Step 2 of the Government’s Roadmap – children’s activities (including children’s exercise and dance classes), parent and child groups, support groups and Breakfast Church.
Unfortunately that means you’ll have to hold off on organising a birthday party in the building for now, though we are happy to take provisional party bookings from 21 June 2021 onwards. We hope to be able to welcome back adult exercise classes from 17 May, with the bar, cafe, events, parties and private hire following later in the summer.
All sessions need to be booked in advance while restrictions remain in place. Check out our What’s On Page for our April timetable and details of how to book your space. You can also find further information on our Facebook Page.
Covid-19 safety measures remain in place throughout the building, including extra cleaning, hand sanitiser points and a one-way system, so please take a little time when you arrive to familiarise yourself with the new layout. Don’t forget your face covering, as these remain compulsory in Community Centres. Most of all, be kind to each other as we all get to grips with the new arrangements.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to St Neots Town Council, who provided funding to enable us to upgrade the hot water system at Love’s Farm House when a routine Legionella Risk Assessment identified that the water tanks were no longer heating up to the temperature required to kill legionella bacteria.
This could have caused a major delay to reopening the building, but thanks to funding from the Town Council’s Grant Aid Scheme we were able to carry out the remedial work while the building was closed for the national lockdown, meaning that we are now able to reopen on schedule, in line with the Government’s Roadmap. Thank you St Neots Town Council!
We’re looking forward to welcoming our customers back from Monday 12 April and hope that Love’s Farm House will be able to take its place as the hub of the Love’s Farm community once more.