20 Dec Our Park & Playgrounds remain open
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Updated 13th July 2021.
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Park and Playgrounds – open 9am-7pm from the 1st May – 7 days a week
Our park and playgrounds remain open for local families and children aged 16 and under. From the 1st May, we have been extending the current opening hours of the park from 9am-6pm to 9am-7pm. We are delighted to also be reopening our café during the half term and weekends during term time. We look forward to welcoming you all back for some scrumptious snacks, hot drinks and kids pack ups! You can find more information on our café here
PLEASE NOTE: Our staff will start clearing the park 15 minutes before park closing each day, to allow time for people to leave on time.
Football Pitches/Basketball Courts (currently in line with park opening hours. From the 29th March pitches open until 10pm for young people and bookings)
Children and young people aged 19 and under, are able to use our football pitches for organised sporting activity. Our football pitches are also reopen for commercial bookings.
Our Nursery remains open and has places available
Our Nursery has remained open throughout the lockdown, however, we have been prioritising those requiring essential childcare. We are now lifting our number cap and have places available immediately for 2, 3 and 4 year olds. If you’re interested in a place for your child, please contact our Head of Early Years, Carole Perry at Carole@coramsfields.org.uk
Out of School Club (OSC) – After school club and holiday scheme:
The OSC is currently offering a service to St George the Martyr, Christopher Hatton and St Albans. For general enquiries or further information about places at our OSC, please contact Kate Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Sports Programme:
We are running our ever popular short holiday camps throughout the holidays. We’ve got plenty of cool stuff going on and you can see our full programme here. We will also be starting our term time after school programme again during the summer term and will be releasing more information on this soon! For more information on our sports programme, contact our Head of Youth and Sport, Naz Deen at email@example.com or our Sports Development Officer, Meghan McKeever on firstname.lastname@example.org
During the lockdown, we have continued to deliver a range of support for local young people including; face to face homework support, specialist group work, online employment support, support for young women and community outreach. You can see full details of our current programme here. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be re-starting more of our face to face services to ensure that we can continue to reach those young people that need us most. For further information on our youth programme, please contact Daniel Jourdan, email@example.com
Our Under 5s Drop in remains closed at the current time. We know how important the service is for local families. We hope to be able to reopen the drop in service soon.
Under the current guidance, volunteering outside of people’s household/support bubble is still permitted and we are always looking for new volunteers to get involved in a range of projects across the site, including a number of gardening projects and support with the upkeep and maintenance of the park. If you are interested helping out, we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more by contacting Laure, firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteer opportunities are managed in a COVID secure way and all volunteer projects at the current time, take place outside.
Thanks to all those that have supported us!
In April 2020, we launched our first ever Emergency Appeal due to the devastating impact of Covid-19. The response from our community has been nothing short of phenomenal. People have been donating and fundraising to raise vital funds to help us through the crisis. On our JustGiving page over £75,000 has been raised so far by over 900 people. In total and including off line donations, the appeal has raised over £100,000, doubling our original target.
To those that have already supported us, thank you so much! The emergency funds raised will make an incredible difference in helping us to be resilient through this crisis and provide vital support to children and young people.
But our future is still uncertain. A large portion of our income is generated through hiring our football pitches and halls to local businesses. This crucial funding raised through our hires stopped overnight at the start of the lockdown in March. We were up and running again for a short while as restrictions began to lift, but the second lockdown, and current third lockdown, mean that we are yet again facing considerable financial losses.
For those that haven’t yet done so, we still really need your support – please consider making a donation or taking on a fundraising challenge to help our efforts: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/SaveCoramsFields