Our main sources of income for Le Chéile Park are the annual Big Breakfast and this year we were fortunate to have a one-hour leisure flight sponsored, which we raffled locally. The other main source of income is the Donation Box at the park itself. Weekly income amounts in the box are published in the Church newsletter and the weekly newspaper Askamore Notes.
The annual costs are made up of the remaining debt (approx €20,000 over the next 5 years) and the maintenance, insurance and various upkeep costs. We will update the barometer on a monthly basis both on the actual barometer and on the website.
The idea to put up the barometer came from a suggestion from a member of the community so that people could see exactly what was involved in park finances.
Apologies for short notice but if anyone is available at 11 am tomorrow morning and feels like a bit of gardening, you’d be more than welcome to join us in Le Chéile Park to plant some snowdrops in the green – just before they die back fully.
If you can make it, bring a trowel and a kneeler with you.
LAMA Awards Presentation, Saturday, Jan 24th 2015
Le Chéíle Park, Askamore took the national award for Best Public Park at the LAMA awards last night at a ceremony presided over by Miriam O’Callaghan.
Askamore was nominated along with 4 other parks from counties Antrim, Roscommon, Cavan and Mayo.
See finalists and other awards categories here.
Le Chéile Park and Askamore Community Council committees are inviting everyone to the Priest’s House tomorrow, December 21st at midday when Santa is going to drop in to check how the children are behaving in the run-up to the big day!
Hot drinks and festive cheer for all.
Donations in aid of Children’s Ward, Wexford Hospital
Be sure to come along to Le Chéile Park this evening at 7 to celebrate the 1st birthday of Le Chéile Park. There’ll be a cuppa and some birthday cake.
Also there will be the official launch of the new Le Chéíle Library. This library works on the basis of Bring a Book, Take a Book, so you bring a book, suitable for any age or of any genre, and you leave it in the library. You then choose which book you’d like to bring away with you. Or you can read in the park and replace the book when finished.
This is also the launch of Féile le Chéíle 2014, which continues all next week with quizzes, car treasure hunt and of course, the Wedding of the Year on Friday July 25th.
Le Chéile Park 1st birthday party invitation
Next Friday will see a new venture in Le Chéile Park, Askamore.
Le Chéile Library will be launched and the wonderful thing is – it’s free.
The system works on a take-a-book, leave-a-book system, so that the library will remain stocked, but will constantly change. The idea is to encourage reading through all ages, adults and children, and to provide a spot where an exchange of books can take place, and also where books may be read.
The new Le Chéile Library will be launched next Friday night, July 18th at the 1st birthday party of Le Chéile Park, and there will be some readings for the smaller children during the party.
Come along – and bring a book – of any type.
Have a look at this American website, which gives you an idea of how it works.
Thanks for the pics everyone.
As we get them, we’ll put up whatever you send on.