A black-tie ball will be held this month to raise funds for the multi-million-pound restoration of a park in Lincoln.
The ball will be held on Friday 23rd June to support the Boultham Park Restoration Project.
The project includes plans for various improvements to the 50-acre park, including restoration of the bandstand. A big part of the project is to deliver a café, shop, glasshouse and plant nursery that will provide training, work experience and employment opportunities for local young people with learning disabilities through local charity Linkage.
Chestnut Homes is supporting the project and is organising the black-tie ball, which will take place in the lakeside grounds of Jocastas, off Moor Lane in Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “When we heard about the restoration project, we thought it was a wonderful idea and we were keen to support it in any way we could. “We hope to see as many people as possible at our black-tie ball so that we can raise vital funds to help preserve and improve Boultham Park. “The park is a beautiful space which holds a special place in the hearts of many people in Lincoln, and its restoration will benefit the whole community. “We’re looking forward to a wonderful evening, and I hope as many people as possible will join us to support this very deserving local cause.”
Guests at the ball will enjoy a glass of Pimms on arrival, followed by a three-course meal with entertainment. The evening will also include a charity raffle and auction.
The Boultham Park Restoration Project received a £2.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Parks for People’ initiative last year.
Tickets for the summer ball are £55 per person and the evening begins at 7pm. To book tickets and for more information, call 01522 596719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Yesterday saw a fantastic turnout on Lincoln City's streets for the 62nd Lincoln Cycle Grand Prix - sponsored by Chestnut Homes. The historic race sees cyclists climb the cobbles of Michaelgate before entering Castle Square.
Thousands of supporters lined the route which took riders out to Burton Village. The sun shone down as the women riders completed 63 miles, followed by the men who took on 103.
Alice Barnes won the women's event cycling for team Drops, whilst Ian Bibby took home the trophy for JLT Condor in the men's race.
This is the first time Chestnut Homes sponsored the event with Managing Director David Newton presenting the winners with their prizes on the podium.
David said: "We are really pleased to be involved with the event this year. It is fantastic for the city to host such a big event and it really draws in the crowds. The day was organised brilliantly."
Chestnut Homes are pleased to support the Peterborough and Spalding Gliding Club at Crowland Airfield with a donation of block paving.
The club is run solely by members and has been running since 1970.
Regular glider Mick Burridge said:
"We have recently experienced problems getting our tug gliders out of the hangar as the winter weather has made the area become very muddy. The donation of block paving from Chestnut Homes means we can build a weatherproof area in front of hangar to make retrieving the gliders a lot easier."
We are delighted to announce Lincoln based developers Chestnut Homes as the title sponsor for the Lincoln Grand Prix and Women's Lincoln Grand Prix. With 2017 edition of the races will be known as the "Chestnut Homes Lincoln Grand Prix"
Established in 1988, Chestnut Homes enjoys a reputation for building high quality new homes in Lincolnshire. Building a range of new homes, from houses and apartments suitable for the first time buyers, through to five bedroom executive homes. Chestnut Homes place great emphasis on structural integrity and finishing properties to a high standard.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We are delighted to be the title sponsor for this year’s Lincoln Grand Prix.
“The Lincoln Festival Of Cycling has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the county’s calendar, and we are looking forward to seeing the cyclists take on the steep inclines of the City’s famous cobbled streets in the races including the Lincoln Grand Prix, the country’s oldest classic one-day cycle race.
“I’m sure that the people of Lincolnshire will share our excitement and will be out in force to enjoy the festival from May 11th to 14th.”
Chestnut Homes were proud to donate Easter treats this morning for 50 children who will be taking part in activities this week funded by local charity Strut.
The children will receive their treats when they get back from activites at Kingswood residential education and outdoor activity centre and The Deep aquarium in Hull. There will also be activities held locally at North Hykeham Youth Club.
Strut provides services for disabled children, young people and their families in Lincolnshire.To find out more please visit the Kids website.
Staff from county developer Chestnut Homes are busy training to take on several sporting challenges.
A team of 11 budding cyclists from the housebuilder – which is based in Langworth, near Lincoln – will be taking part in the 100-mile Castle to Coast to Castle (C2C2C) charity cycle ride on June 29th.
And one of the cyclists, who is also a keen runner, is also preparing to take on two 10k runs, including the Lincoln 10k on April 2nd.
Neil Kempster, Land and Development Director at Chestnut Homes, said: “The C2C2C challenge is a great way to keep fit while taking in the sights of Lincolnshire and supporting good causes, so we’re pleased to be taking part again this year.
“The event’s three chosen charities – LIVES, Men’s Sheds projects and the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance – are all very deserving causes and we look forward to raising some money for them.
“Last year was a testing ride, but one we are proud to have taken part in. Our preparations for this year’s ride are well underway, and the team are all looking forward to the big day.”
The route for this year’s 100-mile ride is currently being finalised – last year, cyclists rode out of Lincoln and across the Wolds, to the coast at Anderby Creek, down to Chapel St Leonards and back.
As well as training for the bike ride, Chestnut Homes’ Marketing Manager Chrissy Dodman is busy training to take part in both the Nottingham and Lincoln 10k, as well as an inflatable obstacle course race in Newark.
Chrissy said: “This will be my fourth year running the Lincoln 10k, and it is always a great race to be involved in.
“I’m even looking at my first triathlon at Woodhall Spa in June if my swimming is up to scratch.”
The Lincoln 10k route encompasses some of the city’s historic landmarks, including Lincoln Cathedral.
Chestnut Homes donated a 42” Full HD TV for the Welton & District Patients and Doctors Association raffle, which took place at their Autumn Fayre on Saturday 22nd October.
The raffle raised a total of £1421, which has seen an increase of £243 from last year’s event.
The total amount raised at the Autumn Fayre was £2486 – an all-time record.
David Newton, Managing Director at Chestnut Homes said, ‘We’re delighted to see the total amount raised at this year’s event, and are very pleased to have helped contribute towards this.
‘I hope that the funds will ensure the continuation the WDPDA’s good work at the Welton Family Health Centre.’
One of the Barons which was part of the 2015 Charter Trail in Lincoln has just completed a month-long residency at a local primary school.
The Construction Baron was one of 25 Baron statues which stood in Lincoln city centre for the trail.
Lincolnshire developer Chestnut Homes sponsored the Construction Baron, before buying it at a charity auction at the end of the event.
Since then, the company has been giving local schools and organisations the chance to see the Baron up close by loaning it to them.
The Construction Baron’s latest visit was to Cherry Willingham Community School, off Croft Lane, where he took pride of place in the reception area throughout February.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “Our Construction Baron has proven to be a hit with the Chestnut Homes family, who enjoy showing him off to schools and companies in Lincoln and the surrounding area.
“On the Trail, it was great to see children and adults alike engaging with our Baron, which celebrates iconic Lincolnshire buildings and structures, including Lincoln Cathedral.
“By taking him out into the community, we’re giving more people the chance to see him up close, and the response we’ve had from everyone he’s visited has been very enthusiastic.
“We hope that the children at Cherry Willingham Community School enjoyed his visit, and we look forward to seeing where his next adventure will take him.”
Following the success of the Trail, Chestnut Homes is sponsoring one of the Knights in this summer’s Knights’ Trail in Lincoln. The event will commemorate the Battle of Lincoln and the sealing of the Charter of the Forest.
Cherry Willingham Community School is also taking part in the Knights’ Trail by decorating a mini Knight, which pupils have named Rufus the Rider.
Since the end of the 2015 Barons’ Charter Trail, the Construction Baron has enjoyed stays at the Best Western Plus Hotel & Spa on the outskirts of Lincoln, at Dunholme St Chad’s Church of England Primary School, and at Chatterton’s Solicitors in Lincoln.
Community groups, schools and businesses which are interested in being visited by the Construction Baron can email email@example.com
Our Construction Baron continues his tour of local schools and organisations, by visiting the patients and guests at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln.
Veronica Brien, Head of Fundraising & Marketing at St Barnabas said, “Our relationship with Chestnut Homes stems back over many years following the generous support given from a wide range of fundraising activity.
“When asked if we would like to host the very colourful Construction Baron, we were absolutely delighted.
“Having him in our reception for all to see over the coming weeks we know he will be admired by all and he will certainly be a talking point!”
The Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2016, will see sportspeople, volunteers, coaches and clubs from across the whole county come together to honour those who have accomplished fantastic sporting achievements over the past year.
Last year over 340 guests celebrated Lincolnshire’s year of sporting success at the annual event, organised by Lincolnshire Sport, to recognise those involved in sport and physical activity from across the county.
We're delighted to support this year's event by sponsoring the Young Sportsman of the Year award, which recognises upcoming sporting talent in Lincolnshire.
Children will be able to play safely in a play area in Langworth after the installation of a new fence.
Langworth Parish Council appealed to local businesses to help fund the replacement of the old fencing at the play area, off Station Road.
And we were pleased to help, donating £2,739 to cover the cost of buying and installing the fence.
Maxine Soroka, Clerk for Langworth Parish Council, said: “The old fence was becoming very dangerous for young children – there were sharp edges and a lot of holes in the fence leading to the main road.
“We’ve just had the new fence installed and we’ve already received lots of positive comments from parents, who are pleased to see it replaced. It’s really improved the play area, it looks tidier and it’s much safer.
We’re very happy to announce that we will be sponsoring a Knight at next year’s trail in Lincoln – and we hope to make him a Knight to remember!
The trail, which has been organised by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG), will comprise 35 decorated Knight statues, which will be put in place around Lincoln from May to September 2017.
Chestnut Homes will sponsor one of the Knights following the success of sponsoring the Construction Baron in the 2015 Barons’ Charter Trail.
David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “It was wonderful to be a part of the Barons’ Charter Trail, which really captured the imagination of people in Lincoln – both locals and visitors – so we jumped at the chance to support the Knights’ Trail.
Our Baron, one of the 25 which lined the streets of Lincoln for the Baron’s Charter Trail last year has visited a primary school and a legal firm over the past couple of months.
The Construction Baron visited Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School in Dunholme before the school holidays, before moving on to Chattertons Solicitors’ headquarters in Lincoln city centre.
The visit to Dunholme St Chad’s and Chattertons marks the latest stops on the Construction Baron’s recent tour of the area – the figure was previously loaned to the Best Western Plus Hotel & Spa on Newark Road, South Hykeham.
Anyone who is interested in having the Baron visit their community group, school or business should email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chestnut Homes has pledged a total of £30,000 to the Spirit of Scothern group, which is looking at options on how to update and revitalise the nearly 60-year-old venue.
The group has been working with University of Lincoln design students and consulting with the residents of Scothern about how best to proceed.
Langworth-based Chestnut Homes, which is building homes at The Grange in Scothern, has contributed £10,000 to the project up front and pledged to make two further payments of £10,000 to support the initiative.
Chestnut Homes started work earlier this year at The Grange, off Heath Road in Scothern.
Chestnut Homes are supporting the Market Rasen Open Gardens & Summer Market this Saturday 2nd August - and you're invited! Organised by the local Rotary Club, the event aims to raise money for the local community. As well as fantastic gardens be opened to the public, there will be a wide selection of stalls in the Market Place.
Come and visit the Chestnut Homes' stall and then take a stroll to the sales information centre on Willingham Road, where you can take a look around our stunning showhome, enjoy a glass of wine and enter a raflle to win a superb selection of gardening goodies!
The sales information centre and showhome is open daily from 10.30 - 5.30, and can be found on Willingham Road.