CLAY CROSS: Appeal for business people to join Town Centre Group

Clay Cross Town Centre Group, which currently has 42 members, has been awarded a grant of £1,000 to brighten up the streets of the town. To celebrate this, the group is planning a street part on Market Street to unveil its finished work.

The group is raising its profile by organising a number of events including psychic nights, vintage and craft fairs, family fun days and tidying the streets projects.

The three newest group members include Clay Cross Town FC, formerly known as Parkhouse FC. They have changed their name to make this the town’s first named football club in 88 years. The town centre group will be liaising with the football club to organise summer outdoor events at the pitch on Coupe Lane, Old Tupton, as well as another firework event on bonfire night.

Also on board is the Clay Cross Rotary Club which brings together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standars in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace.

The Food for Thought book shop and coffee shop has also joined Clay Cross Town Centre Group. One of their many projects to better the community is the Clay Cross food bank which helps many local families and people in need.

At the last meeting of the group, it was brought to members’ attention that this year’s Clay Cross Gala will be held on July 27 and this year there will be a parade along Market Street after this was cancelled last time.

The town centre group is looking for businesses in Clay Cross and the surrounding villages, either groups or individual people, who want to improve the local area. If you are interested in joining, contact Jade on 01246 862296 or email: