COVID-19 UPDATE

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The Lyons Community Centre has been one of the facilities that has unfortunately been required to close as part of the Government’s lockdown process. Updates on our re-opening will be available very soon.

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With effect from 25th March 2020 and following the Government’s lockdown process the 230 bus service has been suspended until further notice. Updates will be provided on when the service will resume shortly.

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Have your say…

Here’s your chance to let us know what you’d like to see happening at the Lyons Community Centre. If you could spare a few minutes to complete our survey and share your ideas we would be very grateful. Please click here to complete.

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Chase the rainbow!

Thank you for the amazing works of art which are now displayed at the Lyons Community Centre. If you would like to donate your pictures to the Lyons Community Centre we’d love to continue to spread the joy!

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10km walk

Fancy a nice walk, with gorgeous views? Why not try this 10km walk through Caddington Golf Course and over Blows Downs. Please ensure you keep safe, especially crossing Chaul End Road.

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FUN Committee

CaSE FUN (Caddington & Slip End Facilities Usage Network) meet regularly to help with the ongoing use and management of Lyons Community Centre. If you’d like to get involved, get in touch!

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Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with what’s going on in your community! Click on the links or search for Lyons Community Centre / CASE Community Trust on Facebook and lyonscommunitycentre on Instagram

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If you would like to get in contact with Rebecca, CaSE’s full time Trust Manager who is based at the Lyons Community Centre, please click here, email rebecca@casetrust.org.uk, call 07458 301846, send a message on Facebook Messenger or write to Lyons Community Centre.

WHAT’S ON!

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Virtual What’s on…

See our timetable of regular, weekly activities to keep you motivated, energised and up-to-date! Get the latest information by liking our Facebook page.

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Summer of Fun!

CaSE’s FUN Committee are working hard on an exciting programme of summer activities but we need your help! If you’re interested in volunteering please get in touch.

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VE Day Winner!

Caddington Woods residents joined the nation with a stay-at-home street party for VE Day and with an impressive 20 votes the winner of the “best dressed” house is… Annie Parr! Very well done!

ESCAPE ROOM WINNERS!

Well done to Annie, Alison and Rosie’s team for making it out of the virtual escape room! Here’s what you said:

“Well done CaSE Community Trust… the virtual escape room was brilliant!!! Thanks so much to the CaSE Fun Committee and Rebecca for organising it. Great work. We are so lucky to have stuff like this going on! X”

“Great evening trying to escape… well done to The Winners!!”

“Great evening had by all”

“Brilliant evening… lovely meeting you all. Well done Rebecca for organising”

“Thank you very much for having me! I had a great time. (Regards from Iowa City, Iowa, USA!)”

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Walkabout

Join the Trust Manager for regular walkabouts of Caddington Woods. The first of these will take place on Monday 3rd August at 2pm, then on the first Monday of the month on a triannual basis.

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Drop-in sessions

The first will be a virtual session on 6th August 2020 via Zoom. Please contact Rebecca for details. The next, on 20th August 2020, and thereafter will be held at the Lyons Community Centre.

SUMMER 2020 EVENTS

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24 JULY 2020

31 JULY 2020

07 AUGUST 2020

12 AUGUST 2020

14 AUGUST 2020

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ABOUT CaSE TRUST

Caddington & Slip End Community Trust (CaSE) was formed in December 2014 by General Motors and Redrow Homes, as a lasting legacy from the development at Caddington Woods. Caddington Woods is located between the villages of Chaul End and Caddington within Central Bedfordshire.

CaSE’s principal function is to own and manage the public open spaces, play areas, and community facilities at Caddington Woods, but was also established to deliver wider community benefits to the residents of the two parishes of Caddington and Slip End.

CaSE has been endowed with a number of affordable homes on the new Caddington Woods development. The income from these homes will be used to maintain the delightful green spaces and community facilities, including a low carbon community centre, publicly accessible woodlands and play area. It also supports the running of a community bus service providing a link between the new neighbourhood at Caddington Woods and the surrounding areas.

CaSE Trust now has a full time Trust Manager who is based at the Lyons Community Centre.
Rebecca can be contacted at rebecca@casetrust.org.uk / 07458 301846 or by clicking here.

CaSE SERVICES

BUS SERVICE *TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED*

CaSE provides a FREE demand-led bus service

The 230 bus service has recently been extended and now runs between Luton & Dunstable Hospital and Luton Interchange, via Luton Airport Parkway, and during school hours operates journeys via Stockwood Park Academy and Caddington Primary. The Trust expects to continue to expand the frequency of the 230 service as demand grows.

It is important that the bus services are tailored to the needs of local residents. Therefore, we are conducting ongoing research to find out more about residents’ travel requirements for school, shops, work, and leisure, in order to make the local bus services work for you. To have your say about the free 230 bus service, please click here to complete our survey.

230 Bus Timetable
230 Bus Map
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CHILDREN’S PLAY

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The new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and children’s play area is open.

These fully equipped modern facilities set within parkland trees and located opposite the Community Centre, are to be the focus for both children’s play and a range of community activities including organised community play schemes, events and other activities.

LYONS COMMUNITY CENTRE
*TEMPORARILY CLOSED*

The new Lyons Community Centre is open for all your booking needs.

The centre boasts bright, modern equipped spaces that are fit for a vibrant community.  Halls for hire will be fitted with equipment for all your needs including an easy to use Bluetooth sound system and high speed internet.  It is available for your family functions, children’s parties and other community group activities.

In addition, the centre includes office and meeting room spaces with flexible use. Hire these spaces for your work from home, meeting, consulting or therapeutic activities.

To check out what’s on and view the
Lyons Community Centre weekly diary:

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MANAGEMENT OF THE WOODLANDS

Caddington Woods is surrounded by established trees and woodlands with a number of footpaths running through the woods, and connecting into established walking routes across the surrounding countryside.

CaSE is managing and maintaining these woodlands and all of the Caddington Woods public landscaped spaces to maximise both the ecological and recreational benefits for the local community.

Please do enjoy them, and notify us of any rubbish, vandalism or areas in need of attention.

To read our Environmental Policy please click here.

HERITAGE GREENWAY

What is the Heritage Greenway (HG)?

The HG will provide an ‘easy access’ route for pedestrians, cyclists, and where possible, horse-riders. It will seek to celebrate and secure the rural setting of Caddington and Slip End, which has high heritage, wildlife and landscape value.
The route will link the communities to each other, with surrounding areas of heritage and wildlife interest; and with Luton. Opportunities will be sought to protect and celebrate the area’s rich heritage and to enhance and create habitats and landscape features. Much more than a linear access path, the HG will seek to be a corridor of great environmental value, with many links to adjacent destinations and features of interest.

What is the aim of the Heritage Greenway?

The aim is for the HG to:
• Be traffic free, un-broken, with no missing links and a minimal number of road crossings
• Be safe and inspire confidence in visitors and offer ‘easy access’ and designated, safe crossing points
• Have the potential for future upgrading to use by cyclists (where not already possible)
• Provide connections between where people live and where they want to travel
• Be clearly signed and easy to follow and well maintained
• Provide enhanced user enjoyment through the provision of information boards and benches in attractive locations
• Where possible provide access for horses, particularly links to existing bridleways
• Be protected from future development and cause no damage to archaeological sites

To read the strategies click here:

HG North Route Project Plan

HG South Route Project Plan

HOUSING

Caddington Woods is a residential development of 325 dwellings, a play area and community hub. Redrow are providing a range of high-quality houses for sale, two housing associations (Thrive Homes and Catalyst) are providing housing for social rent and CaSE are offering the properties it has been endowed with at “Intermediate Rent”, i.e. 80% of current market rents. There are 3 sizes of CaSE properties: 2 bed, 3 bed (4 person) and 3 bed (5 person). CaSE trustees have adopted a localised lettings policy which gives priority to people in housing need who originate from or have close family connections in Caddington and Slip End.

CaSE currently have 34 properties, in the first two phases of Caddington Woods, managed by Central Bedfordshire Council’s Letting Service. There are a further 12 properties due to be completed, however due to the unforeseen circumstances and effects COVID-19 has had, these properties have been delayed until June 2021, at the earliest.

If you have already submitted an application for housing please contact Central Bedfordshire Council here if you no longer wish to be considered for the CaSE properties or to update your circumstances. Or if you would like to know more about the Central Bedfordshire Council Lettings Service please click here.

ABOUT THE TRUSTEES

CaSE Community Trust is managed by a board of trustees made up of different stakeholder interests. Introducing you to our current board…

Councillor
Kevin Collins

Councillor Kevin Collins

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Rob Gray

Dave Bent

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Alison Jackson

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Dave Bent

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Mark Russell

Mark Russell

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Councillor Simon Patterson

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Steve Baird

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Contact Us

Address
Lyons Community Centre,
33a Mallard Crescent,
Caddington,
Luton,
Bedfordshire LU1 4FG

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