Local Charities Day – 15th December

Clifton Team : 12th December 2017 14:50 : News

Please note that Friday is Local Charities Day which is an event run by the Department of Media, Culture and Sport.

If you want to support us on Friday you can make a donation to us direct or through Local Giving using the following link

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Ideas for Christmas

Clifton Team : 11th December 2017 14:01 : News

Stuck what to get someone for Christmas? ……..look no further ….. for £10 you can buy them a share in the Clifton Community Arts Centre.
A Christmas present that will help the community and give the recipient concessions once the centre is opened – a present that will keep giving!
Pay and submit details by 22nd December and share certificate guaranteed by Christmas (UK only).

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Clifton Team : 10th December 2017 12:01 : News

Good morning everyone on the 10th December 2017

Much as we would love to go ahead with a fund-raising quiz this afternoon at the Sir John Bayley Club it would not be sensible to ask people to travel – even on foot today.  So we are very sorry but we are cancelling the planned quiz.  We hope we can do some more in the new year – they are beginning to be very popular.

In the meantime – please watch the web site, Twitter and Facebook for updates on events and our proposals for the HSBC building.

We will keep you informed on progress.  In the meanwhile – a very Happy Christmas.

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Clifton Quiz 10th December

Clifton Team : 9th December 2017 14:45 : News

We would like to confirm that we are still looking for our final quiz of 2017 to take place at the John Bayley Club tomorrow at 14.30.

We recognise that there is some uncertainty about the weather and if things alter we will advise you on this page and through other social media on any change of plan

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Clifton Team : 17th November 2017 20:44 : News

Third Autumn Clifton quiz is on Sunday 19th November at the Sir John Bayley Club, Haygate Road,Wellington.

It’s at 2.30pm, there are 6 rounds, 10 questions per round, all rounds linked. Max 6 per team, £2.50 per player, licensed bar. Also alternative bingo @ half time. We have held 4 quizzes so far, and had 4 different winning teams! Come & have a go, you’ve only your money to lose – and your fee will go towards the Clifton project and our hope to be in the HSBC building soon.

That’s says it all I think – see you there!  Ooooooooh yes.  There’s one more on the 10th December – all other details remain the same.

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Clifton Team : 13th November 2017 18:31 : News

We would like to share the following information with you since we believe it is important to keep our supporters and members informed on the progress of our negotiations:

This notice provides an update on The Clifton Community Arts Centre Ltd’s negotiations to obtain a short lease on the vacant HSBC building in Wellington.

The building is subject to a superior lease between HSBC and the landlord (the Head Lease).  We are looking to get a sub-lease.  The Head Lease’s provisions allow HSBC to create a sub-lease but these are subject to certain consents from the landlord.

We have today submitted a detailed paper to the agents acting for HSBC which we believe should afford the landlord the various assurances he should require to provide his consents for the sub-lease to be agreed.  This is particularly so, in so far, as the landlord is a charity whose charitable objects replicate our aims and as such we would not expect the landlord to unreasonably withhold consent.

We will issue another notice once we have heard further.

If you would like more information please do contact us at

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Clifton Team : 6th November 2017 19:18 : News

Feet up and watch Strictly – after nine consecutive Saturdays all our volunteers will be grateful for one at home we’re sure.  Thank you for all your help with the film festival – it wouldn’t happen without you.

So what’s next – well we have the Quiz again on the 19th November at the Sir John Bayley Club, Haygate Road, Wellington at 2.30 p.m.  The bar is open and soft drinks/coffee/tea also available.  It’s great fun – do come and support the Clifton too.

We also want you to keep your Saturday evenings free in February 2018.  We have applied for a grant as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations – if successful then we will be recognising our local area in film-related screenings.  More detail after the 10th December – if we gain the funding for the event.

Thank you all for supporting the autumn film festival.

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We are now an Aviva Community Fund Finalist

Clifton Team : 31st October 2017 19:19 : News

On Sunday evening, we received our 1,000th vote in the Aviva Community Fund.  We had been reviewing progress and were confident that under the competition rules we were a finalist but it has only been confirmed today that this is the case.

We now need to pass Aviva’s due diligence tests and provided we do we will receive a £1,000 award in early 2018.  As we received an award last year and the due diligence tests are likely to be the same our expectation is that we will get the award.

This year, the rules had changed and the competition was more intense than before.  Nevertheless we achieved the required 1,000 in less that six days and we are very grateful to everybody who gave their votes in the early stages of the competition to ensure our success.

As we have now reached the 1,000 vote level you can no longer vote for us but if you still have votes please search for other local projects and vote to help another local community organisation to get the award they are seeking.

Finally, we would extend huge thanks to MidCounties Brokers in Walker Street who this year again sponsored our project and this has helped to guarantee our finalist status.

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Aviva – one last big push

Clifton Team : 29th October 2017 13:13 : News

At 13.00 on Sunday we now have 804 votes out of the 1,000 we need to get the £1,000, so a big thank you to everybody who has voted for us so far.

While it looks like we may well get the money we can’t afford to sit back and if 20 more people can give us ten more votes each as soon as possible we will be there.

So, please, if you have not already done so, can you give us your votes now so we will be one of the first 15 organisations in our field to get there.

We have to work so hard for every penny we raise and we hope we will be shortly reaching the stage where the funds we are raising will be spent on getting the HSBC building and every amount counts.

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Clifton Team : 29th October 2017 07:38 : News

We closed last  night with our final film “Churchill” of a series of nine classic and mainstream films.  In spite of a cold wind our supporters didn’t let us down and nearly every seat was taken.  Thank you to Cllr Cindy Mason-Morris, Chair of the Wellington Arts Festival (of which we are part) for attending the showing and fitting us in to such a busy fortnight.

We cannot thank all our volunteers enough for making this series possible – many with jobs and all with families – who have given up nine consecutive Saturdays (and “Strictly”!) to help make the screenings such a success.

If you were there last  night you will know that we have applied for a grant from Telford & Wrekin Borough Council to screen films with a local connection as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations.  If successful in achieving funding, the events, including films – will be free of charge and run on consecutive Saturdays in February 2018.

There should be many exciting things happening for us in the next few weeks so keep an eye on this page, on Twitter @TelfordClifton and our Facebook page – “Save the Clifton” and of course, our stall in Wellington Market.

Support your local town and local events.  Thank you again one and all.

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