Games, prizes & sunshine at funday

Word had obviously spread about the last successful housing event Gasway supported because council officers were greeted with a queue of excited children when they threw open the doors to our Olympic summer funday.
Catton Grove Community Centre was filled with local children and their parents on Thursday 16 August, with about 200 local residents stopping by throughout the day to enjoy free entertainment and try their luck in the big prize draws. Our face-painting station proved popular, as did the fun, old-fashioned Punch and Judy show.
Along with another of the council’s contractors (Foster Property Maintenance), Gasway got in on the action by providing a host of activities, including splat the rat and beat the buzzer, awarding prizes such as a gas BBQ and moshi monsters.
In keeping with the nation’s Olympic spirit, the games and competitions also provided chances for children to win their own ‘gold’ medals, and pose for photos with an official Olympic Torch, thanks to guest appearances from two local Torchbearers who took part in the Olympic Torch Relay.
Daniel Browne, chairman of the Catton Grove Residents’ Association, who carried the Olympic flame as part of the Torch Relay, said: “It’s been absolutely packed and families have been taking part in the activities on offer. We’ve been really lucky with the weather and the children have been amazing. They have enjoyed all the events and have been having their photo taken with me and the torch.”
GasSafe representatives, the Fire Service, and members of the Catton Grove Residents’ Association also attended to chat with residents.
Rachael Warnes, the council’s business improvement team leader and one of the event’s organisers, said: “The day couldn’t have gone better and it was brilliant to see the kids enjoying themselves in the sunshine.”







Win a gas BBQ at council family funday!

An Olympics-themed event offering free children’s entertainment, games and big prizes is set to be held in the north of the city on Thursday 16 August.

Inspired by the Games, the funday offers a penalty shoot out competition, a host of activities where you can win your own ‘gold’ medal and the chance to hold an official torch carried in the Torch Relay thanks to our Olympic Torchbearer special guests.

Organised by Norwich City Council, entertainment gets underway from 11am at Catton Community Centre on Jewson Road and includes a Punch and Judy show, face paining, an exciting fire demonstration and the chance to learn about summer gas safety and identify health risks in your home.

What’s more, there are exciting prizes up for grabs with Gasway, the council’s main contractor for gas repairs and maintenance, giving away a gas barbeque and Foster Property Maintenance, its contractor for housing improvements and upgrades, awarding Love2shop vouchers (accepted at over 20,000 stores) to lucky winners.

Councillor Victoria MacDonald, cabinet member for housing, said: “This is the second in a series of free family fundays we have organised for tenants across the city, with valued support from contractors. The event represents a great opportunity for people to chat face-to-face with council officers and contractors about housing issues or ideas while their children enjoy the free activities and entertainment on offer.”

Catton Residents’ Association and the local fire service will also be lending a hand on the day, which will draw to a close at 3pm. Refreshments will be served.

Look out for the council’s funday posters or contact the council’s tenant involvement team on 0344 980 3333 or for more details.

See you there!