The Friends of St. James Library, the St. James Residents’ Association and the Doddridge Centre in St. James are holding a Community Fun and Information Day at the St. James Community Centre on St. James Square on Saturday 3rd September 2011 between 10.00am and 2.00pm. The event will be held, if the weather is fine, outside on the precinct between the Library and the Community Centre, otherwise inside the centre if inclement weather appears.
The main aim of the event is to promote awareness of the Library to local people and awareness of what else is available to them in the area and to provide information and help. In addition we want to know what matters to the community of St.James, the good points and the bad points with a view to forwarding their views and issues to local authorities and councillors. We also want people to get involved in their community by perhaps joining the Friends of the Library group or becoming a committee member of the Residents’ Association.
In addition there is fun for all, with “Steve the Magician” making an appearance, Steve is Northants children’s entertainer of the year and he will be balloon modelling as well as performing a magic show at 11.30. There is Indian head massage, nail painting, Henna tattooing, an opportunity to win a pair of Cobblers tickets and a signed Saints Rugby ball, as well as music from Lol and Chalky and much more.
The event is free but visitors are welcome to make a donation to help cover the costs of the event.
Association secretary, Graham Croucher says “its is vitally important that local people get involved in their communities and have a say, after all they are stakeholders in the future of the place where they live. This event is a great opportunity for the community to get together and say hello! They can meet the Residents Association and local councillors, if they wish they can become part of it and help us continue to make St. James somewhere to be proud of and great place to live.”
We would like as many others as possible to join us in order to share what you do within the community. Stalls are stil available to either small local businesses or community groups or bodies. Telephone 07841678018 for more details.