News from Lawley Village
New exercise classes at lawley village receive a boost from community chest
18th November 2014
Gentle exercise classes for the over-60s have begun in Lawley Village, Telford, Shropshire, thanks to a grant from the housebuilders behind the new development.
The Lawley Village Developer Group (LVDG) has given £250 to the charity Extend to set up the new classes, which now take place at St John's Church Hall in Lawley every Tuesday from 1.30pm.
The money was awarded as part of the Community Chest scheme being run by the LVDG, which comprises Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. Under the initiative, good causes can apply for a Community Chest cash grant to help provide a boost to their work.
Sarah Warner from Extend says: "It's great to be awarded funding through the Community Chest scheme, and we will use the funds to subsidise the new classes to encourage people to come along and give them a try.
"Those who come along within the first month of the sessions will not have to pay, then in the second month the classes will be subsidised so participants will only have to pay £1, and after that the classes will cost just £2.
"Lawley Village is growing all the time and turning into a real community, and we thought it would be great to offer over-60s at the development the chance to take part in our classes."
The Extend classes involve seated and gentle exercise to music and help to improve balance and encourage over-60s to keep active.
Sarah says: "People hear the word 'exercise' and think of gyms, but this is very different - our classes are very social, and we all talk and laugh as well as doing the exercise.
"The classes are very friendly so I'd urge anyone over 60 to consider coming along to the classes to find out more."
Guy Scott, Director for LVDG, says: "We are running the Community Chest to give worthy causes within our new community of Lawley Village the chance to receive a cash boost to help with their good work.
"The Extend classes are a welcome addition to life in Lawley, and I would urge over-60s to go along to the sessions."
For more information on the new Extend classes in Lawley Village, call Sarah on 07821 739943.
Further information about Lawley Village is available by visiting www.lawleyvillage.com.
Lawley Village is Telford's premier new homes development. Located just two miles west of Telford town centre, it is one the largest sustainable urban residential developments of its kind in the UK, providing 3,500 homes, alongside new health, education, retail and leisure facilities.
The Lawley Village Developer Group is made up of top national housebuilders -Barratt Homes, Charles Church, David Wilson Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey. Residents are encouraged to be actively involved in decisions about the future of the village through a long-term stewardship programme delivered by Ironstone Management Services (IMS), a joint venture between Bournville Village Trust and Sanctuary Housing Association.
Walk the Lawley Way
The Lawley Way is a circular walk, of nearly a mile long, that takes in Birchfield Way, the Wrekin Way, Pepper Mill and Clips Moor, and includes crossing the new pedestrian bridge.
The walk has been created as part of the Lawley Village Developer Group's commitment to helping build a strong community in Lawley so residents can get out, enjoy the new area, get fit and meet new people.
Telford Steam Railway
Located on the western side of Telford, close to the Ironbridge Gorge, the Telford Steam Railway is a preserved railway operated by volunteers on Sundays and Bank Holidays, situated at Horsehay.
Telford Steam Railway
The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Road, Horsehay, Telford TF4 2NF
Tel: 07816 762790