Weʼve raised £1,345 to refurbish the Little "bookshop" at Gt. Linford, create a community drop-in/group meeting venue, Community fridge and Little free Library
- Great Linford Local Centre
- Funded on Thursday, 9th August 2018
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Since the bookshop closed in late 2016 we have had no low-cost place in Great Linford to meet and have a coffee, cake, a chat and for toddlers, kids' books, carers, book clubs, music groups, sewing classes, other craft groups, card games etc.
Peartree Pond Association (PPA) who look after the Pond, Ping Square, litter picking, benches, shrub borders, bike rack planters and the two pear trees, now have a 3-year lease on the shop and have raised some funds for refurbishing and fitting out. We plan to do the floors, walls, ceiling, plumbing and lighting and to remove some walls and construct a meeting room.
We already have the makings of a Little Free Library which will be "open all hours" and plans are afoot for a Community Fridge like the one in Wolverton to supplement peoples shopping, save wastage and offer fresh local produce in season.
All this will be run by PPA and by a working group with volunteer support. It will be open to everybody and open as often as possible.
We think it's an important local cause; we really could us the extra £2,500 for vital work and material and ask you all for your support.
Thanks in advance
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Jul 11, 2018
Great project looking forward to the opening
Jun 19, 2018
Jun 14, 2018
Keep it going love the bookshop.
May 14, 2018
With thanks to Ashley and her little dog for this generous donation!
May 11, 2018
Good luck, well done for asking for help.
May 8, 2018
Good luck with a great project!
Petr Jehlička and Mirka Jehličková
May 8, 2018
Great ideas, Alan. We always enjoyed visiting the old place.
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Great Linford Local Centre
Ex CEO of IBS Plc. in MK. Ex chairman of Kiln Farm Club and MK Acapella Local resident over 35 years. Chair of Peartree Pond Association (PPA), Parish Guardian, Neighbourhood Alert leader. Ping Square/Sports England liaison. Key holder and tenant (as PPA) of Little "bookshop".