FURNESS COGS (COMMUNITY ORGANISING GREEN SPACE)

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2015 EVENT

Furness Vale Field Day will take place on May 16th 2015 on the Community Field Furness Vale. The programme of events will be from 12 noon and posters will be uploaded soon.

There will be the bands, the BBQ, Food and Drinks, Beer Tent and BBQ, Village Games, the Dog Show, Children’s entertainment and Face Painting. Charity and Craft Stalls etc etc If anyone is interested in being involved as a stall holder, eventer, ‘stage hand’ please get in touch. Stalls can be booked by phoning Susanne on 01663 744764. There will of course be the COGS Information Tent with latest updates and 3D model of the vision for the field.

Enquiries ring Susanne on 01663 744764. If you could help set up/dismantle let me know.

We are looking for a family entertainment based event to fill the 4 – 6pm time slot any sensible suggestions please get in touch.

Please share this announcement with all your contacts.

Susanne Lomas – 01663 744764
Furness COGS (Community Organising Green Space) annual Field Day Event is planned for 17th May 2014 from 12noon

The usual exciting events are currently in planning stage and an eye being kept of the weather forecast.  There will be great performances throughout the afternoon from local bands, COGS Info tent, Games and activities, Face Pinting, TeaCoffee/Cakes stall. Beer Tent, famous BBQ, Dog Show, Bouncy Castle and more.

Would you like support the event by placing an advert in the Event programme reaching a 1000 local homes? (business card size £25) Ring Susanne 01663 744764.

Yes, we know it is Cup Final Day and hope to have a Large Screen on the field for live coverage.

If you would like to book a stall or register a dog for the show. Please email or ring Susanne Lomas  susanne.lomas@gmail.com  01663 744764.  Prices :  Business – £10; Craft – £5; Charity/Community – £0.

Stall holders need to provide own insurance, equipment, table, chair and gazebo and register before 17th April.

We will be seeing the start of work on our Football Field after the Field Event.

We would like to thank everyone for their continued fabulous support. Thanks especially for the generous donations of money support from local folk.

A great afternoon out with Live Music and something for everyone to enjoy!

There will be Live Bands playing all afternoon; Bouncy Castle; BBQ; Beer Tent; Tea and Coffee; Cakes; Children’s Activities; Face Painting, Plants; Stalls; History and Information tents and loads more….   Including organised Village Games at 1.00pm and our popular Dog Show which will start at 3.00pm (bring along your pooch); Also don’t miss our new attraction for this year – the ‘Animal Magic mini zoofrom 4.30pm.  Your children will love this opportunity to see – and even pet – these exotic animals.  They will be visiting at 4.30pm.

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COGS 3D model of the proposed development will be on view which shows how all the community’s ideas have been drawn into the vision for the field.  You’ll have the chance to comment, ask questions or volunteer to help.

Furness COGS is now a registered charity and is taking on a 99 year lease from HPBC.  Since last year, they have had their field dedicated by QE2 status, thus ensuring it’s protected forever.  They have also been awarded £50,000 from Sport England towards drainage and landscaping and are hoping the work will begin very soon after the Field Day on May 17th from noon, Furness Vale Field, Park Crescent, Furness Vale SK23. 

Resume of 2014 Field Day

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Furness Vale COGS Field Day event on May 17th was a resounding success again this year and the most recent estimate of the profits from the events looks to be in the region of £3000 – far in excess of previous years.  The wonderful weather that day certainly contributed as did the support from local people and organisations who had stalls, bought advertising space, and simply turned up to enjoy the event, the wall to wall music, the Dog Show, the Mini Zoo, The Children’s Rides and Face Painting, Village Games and learn about the aspirations and achievements of the COGS organisation (Community Organising Green Space) whilst enjoying a variety of food freshly prepared on the BBQ, a beer or glass of wine or a cup or an afternoon tea prepared by Friends of Furness Vale Station. Great fun and very rewarding. 134 people filled in a survey at the information tent offering their views and comments regarding the plans for the field which will serve to inform the committee that they are keeping on track reflecting public opinion.   Please contact Susanne Lomas on 01663 744764 if you would like to join the group/committee in any capacity, be approached in 2015 to place an advert or book a stall.  The Committee of COGS (Community Organising Green Space) would like to thanks all visitors and friends for their valuable support.

AGM and Update Sept 2014

Progress on the leveling of the football field has been somewhat delayed by an issue concerning a Right of Way access across the Field which HPBC wish to resolve before handing the lease over to COGS Committee, there will be a chance for public participation at the AGM and constructive evidence and/or observation would be useful to collect.

AGM to be held 23rd September 2014, at Furness Vale Community Centre at 7pm. Further details here

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