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                                                                              November 03

Children at South
Farnborough Infant School
have been working with
artist Sue Ryland on a set
of murals for North Camp.
The theme is "wildlife" and
the children had the
opportunity during the
school's arts week in June
to design and cut out wildlife
stencils as well as use them
                                 FACELIFT FOR
to paint a series of mural
panels.                          LYNCHFORD ROAD
More panels were painted
using the children's stencils    Work will soon begin on new lighting, paving, landscaping
at the North Camp "Rodeo"        and other environmental improvements to Lynchford Road.
on 12 July and a final set of
panels was produced at the       The scheme, which aims to improve the shopping environment
Wavell-Cody Community            for visitors and business, is the second stage of an overall facelift
Campus playscheme                for the area and builds on the improvements made to Camp
bringing the total number        Road. The project, funded through Hampshire County Council’s
produced to 20. The murals,      Regeneration of Older Urban Areas initiative, will also include
funded by North Camp             improvements to the footpath between Camp Road and Peabody
Matters using a grant from       Road car park and the pedestrian area between Camp Road and
the Lottery's Awards for All     the new Lynchford Road.
scheme, will soon be
displayed in the North Camp      Plans to start work before Christmas have been postponed to
area                             ensure that works do not interfere with Christmas trading in the
                                 area. The scheme will now be implemented early in the new year.

                                 Details of the scheme are displayed on the North Camp Village
                                 notice board in Camp Road.

                                 For more information please call John Trusler on
                                 (01252 398265)
Queens Road Rodeo proves
scorching success
Intense heat, cowboys, Indians, gold panning, bull riding, a saloon and line dancing all
helped set the scene for the Queens Road Rodeo held in North Camp this summer.

The day was organised by North Camp Matters with support from Rushmoor Borough Council,
Pippins Pre- School, South Farnborough Infants School and St Marks Primary School. Sponsored
by The News, Sherborne Windows and North Camp Fish Bar, the event provided a day of family
entertainment for local people in the heart of their community.

Twenty community groups also took part in the event to promote their services. Visitors were shown
how to resuscitate a patient by members of the St John Ambulance, who were also keen to promote
their campaign to raise funds for a new ambulance. The Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service gave
demonstrations throughout the day on the dangers of chip pan fires and local children helped to
paint a mural as part of the North Camp Matters Art Project (see previous article). Sherborne
Windows provided free face painting and goodie bags, with other freebies available at many of
the community stalls.

Arena events included line dancing with lots of audience participation and a display from
The Rushmoor Gymnastic Academy.

The final arena event of the day was the Rodeo Bull ride-off. The winner stayed on for an
impressive 11.94 seconds and took the Rodeo Cup and one month's family membership of
Farnborough Recreation Centre.

Nigel Baines of North Camp Matters said: 'The organisers would like to thank everyone who
contributed to the event, particularly local businesses for donating a fantastic range of prizes and
those who gave their time throughout the year and on the day. The day aims to bring the
community together and to highlight the clubs and activities that are available in the neighbourhood.
We had a lot of interest from local groups and I hope that visitors and stallholders found the day
mutually beneficial'.
North Camp Matters promotes issues relating to North Camp throughout the year and is
active in developing actions to regenerate the area. If you would like to become involved
with this group, either as a business or a resident, please contact Nigel Baines on
01252 542262.

 Following our extensive consultation with residents and businesses in 2002, we have
 now started a programme of improvements for Queens Road Recreation Ground.
 The roof of the changing rooms has been replaced with a new vandal resistant surface
 and the corrugated fence has been replaced with close board fencing.

 We have now secured funding for play equipment for children and young people and we aim to
 install this by Spring 2004 following further consultation with potential users.

 We are also now ready to form a "Friends of Queens Road Recreation Ground" to help with
 improvements and influence the development of the area. If you are interested in becoming a
 Friend please contact Richard Mann at Rushmoor Borough Council on (01252) 398743 or
Queens Road                        WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING?
Recreation                         Promoting North Camp              land at Closeworth Road.
                                                                     These initiatives have created
Ground                             Earlier in 2003 a number of
                                   businesses launched the first
                                                                     24 homes for rent to people on
                                                                     the Housing Register.
Demonstration                      phase of a promotional
                                   campaign for North Camp.          The former Peabody Road
Wildlife Garden                    Now the second part of the
                                                                     Social Club will soon be
                                                                     developed to create 11 two
Every garden has the               campaign is under way with        bedroom flats. The Council
potential to provide habitats      support from the Council.          is working in partnership with
for urban wildlife and the         This time, the focus will be on   Pavilion Housing Association
Rushmoor Urban Wildlife            the unique strengths of North     and the properties will be
Group is keen to spread the        Camp Village (eating out/         available for shared ownership
word.                              specialist shopping/the area      to people on Rushmoor's
                                   itself /leisure and education).   Housing Register. This site will
The group has worked with          Point of sale leaflets will be    be the first shared ownership
local people to design and         produced to promote the wider     scheme in North Camp,
plant a wildlife garden in the     opportunities of the area to      broadening the mix of tenure
recreation ground. The first       visitors and neighbouring         of affordable homes in the
phase has seen the planting        areas. North Camp is a vibrant    area.
of a wildflower meadow,            and developing area and
grasses and a mixed                this campaign reflects the        Good Response to
                                   continued need to make
hedgerow. Previously an area
                                   people aware of the benefits of
of mown grassland, the garden
will act as a hub for urban        living, working and shopping in   Proposed improvements to the
wildlife providing food and        North Camp Village.               shopping area of North Camp
shelter for a wide variety of                                        were the focus of a public
species.                           New Housing                       exhibition on May 9th. More
                                   New housing has been created      than 500 people visited the
An information board giving        at three sites in the area and    exhibition throughout the day,
details of the project has         a further site will soon be       which also asked for people's
been erected and seating will      developed. The Council has        'thoughts for the future' in
soon be added to create a          worked in partnership with        relation to issues affecting the
classroom area for local school    Thames Valley Housing             wider residential area.
children. It is hoped that local   Association to develop sites      The design has now been
people will take the ideas back    at 207 and 109 Lynchford          finalised to take feedback
to their own gardens to create     Road and with Pavilion            from the exhibition into account
further habitats for urban         Housing Association to develop    and work will begin on site
wildlife.                                                            in January 2004 (see larger

                                                                     Peabody Road
                                                                     Car Park
                                                                     Work to resurface Peabody
                                                                     Road Car Park was completed
                                                                     in March. Contract parking
                                                                     has been removed to increase
                                                                     the number of spaces available
                                                                     for shoppers. The recycling
                                                                     facilities have also been made
                                                                     more accessible to users.
BUSINESS FOCUS                                                       5th Farnborough
A number of new businesses have opened in North Camp
since the regeneration programme began in March 2001.                Scout Group
Fizzy Kids opened its doors in June 2001 to provide an indoor
                                                                     is part of the worldwide Scout
play space and café area in Camp Road. Owner Chris Scott
                                                                     movement which aims to help
says: "Our plan to open Fizzy Kids started a number of years
                                                                     young people aged between
ago, but the greatest task was finding the best site for our
                                                                     6 to 25 years old to reach their
playspace. We looked at every possibility within a 10-mile
                                                                     potential as individuals and
radius but as residents of North Camp, we were very keen
                                                                     responsible citizens by
to support the local area.
                                                                     providing fun and challenging
"We struck on the idea of being different from all our competitors   activities.
by placing ourselves on a high street. We hoped that not only
would it be a facility for the local community but also we would     We are part of a uniformed
bring in customers from the surrounding areas, which in turn         organisation which meets at
would boost other businesses and promote the area. We feel that      our own HQ in North Camp
we have achieved this, as we know we have had visitors from          and caters for boys aged from
Hindhead, Alton, Farnham, Wokingham and then everywhere              6 to 14.
                                                                     We are linked to an Explorer
"This decision involved a great deal more capital as we had more
                                                                     Scout Unit which also meets
planning constraints to deal with but we believe that the
                                                                     at our HQ and caters for male
investment has been well worthwhile. The regeneration of the
                                                                     and female members aged
area is definitely in full swing with new and exciting businesses
                                                                     between 14 and 18.
appearing all the time and we have noticed a positive feeling
amongst the local community, residents and fellow traders alike.
                                                                     All of our sections meet
"We have a number of events coming up over the next few              weekly during term time.
months including our Halloween and Christmas parties, which
were all very successful last year. Lastly, you don't have to have   Scouting has recently
children to come in and enjoy our café. No doubt our infamous        undergone a major change
hot chocolate indulgence and handmade cakes will keep you            with new modern uniform and
going during the winter months!                                      up to date programme. If you
                                                                     wish to find out more about
"We are now looking forward to further improvements as part of
                                                                     how to join 5th Farnborough
the regeneration programme as this would benefit everybody."
                                                                     as a young person or an adult
For further information contact Chris Scott on 01252 669977.         leader or helper, please
                                                                     contact Group Scout Leader,
                                                                     Jonathan Coppock on
 Contacts for further information                                    01252 673586
 North Camp Regeneration Project                                     email:
 Debbie Whitcombe, Tel. (01252) 398793 or                  
                                                                     We hold a very successful
 Queens Road Recreation Ground                                       annual Group Camp and our
 Brian Stephens, Tel. (01252) 398770 or                              Christmas Fair is always a
 e-mail or                                 successful fundraiser.
                                                                     However, our Group cannot
 Richard Mann, Tel. (01252) 398743 or                                function without adult support
 e-mail                                        to provide the activities for
                                                                     young people and maintain our
                                                                     HQ so we are always grateful
                                                                     for any offers of adult help.

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