Christmas at Chatham Court

Posted on: Tuesday, December 21, 2021

An evening of Christmas carols was recently enjoyed by residents of Chatham Court in Newark.

Around 50 residents came together outside Chatham Court to sing a selection of Christmas carols on Thursday 16 December.

Children also had the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and his elf, who arrived on a Tuk Tuk, with each child receiving a gift. Hot chocolate was provided by Lincolnshire Co-op and Newark in Bloom provided a tree.

Deputy Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Keith Girling, said: “It was great to come together with the residents at Chatham Court with music and refreshments and to see our young people’s faces light up as they had the opportunity to meet with Santa himself.

“This is a great example of communities coming together to get into the festive spirit following what has been another difficult year for many.”

Councillor Laurence Goff, who represents Newark’s Devon Ward, added: “I had the pleasure of joining with residents in singing a series of Christmas carols and it was a brilliant festive event for everyone to enjoy. I look forward to more events in the future.”

In August, a one-stop shop for community services was opened at Chatham Court as part of the Newark Safer Streets project, led by the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) alongside Newark and Sherwood District Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire County Council. The Community Hub was delivered to help strengthen community cohesion and improve access for residents to local services.

More community events are being planned at Chatham Court Community Hub for 2022.