Larchfield Community

A Silver Anniversary for Val

On the 9th of November 2017, Val Pink reached quite a milestone in Larchfield's history having worked in the bakery for 25 years, originally coming to Larchfield to support husband Chris who had been employed to take charge of the bakery. Val was the driver of the family and took charge of deliveries as well as working as Chris's assistant. Working hours then were 6am - 2pm and Val remembers that the building of Aspen House and the Guild had just been completed.

Read MORE

Larchfield Recycles all the way to Uganda

Anne Mannix is one of the support workers at Larchfield and earlier in the year she asked everyone in the community if they could contribute any unwanted wool and knitting needles for a project her friend Eddie was involved in. The wool and needles were destined for a knitting project in Kabale in Uganda.

Read MORE

Our New Neighbours

The top end of Larchfield Community is close to the site of the new Police Community Safety Hub currently under construction on Stainton Way. This new building will have state of the art technology and will replace the current police headquarters at Ladgate Lane. Whilst the new building will provide a base for decision making during major incidents and will house the police control room it is a new departure in that there will be public access areas within the building such as a café plus there will be opportunities for local groups and organisations to have a presence or direct involvement.                                                                                                                                                               

Read MORE

A Good Day at the Regional Forum

On the 7th of November the Learn to Lead teams from Larchfield, Botton and Croft met for a Regional Forum at Botton Village. The teams spend a very focused day reviewing the feedback from the 'My Life' surveys as well as the work of the Learn to Lead teams over the last year. The results from the surveys gave the forum delegates, who are all community members or day placements, the opportunity to discuss what has been going well in their communities and what they think could work better.

Read MORE

Pirates seen at Larchfield

The 19th of September is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and across the morning sightings were made of pirates in the houses and workshops of Larchfield then, at twelve noon they began to gather in the hall for a pirate themed community lunch.

Read MORE