MACLA

(Metheringham Area Community Leisure Association)

Logo designed by James Atkin

MACLA Logo - designed by James Atkin

The Metheringham Area Community Leisure Association (MACLA) was set up in May 2000 as a non-profit making organisation in order to promote community & leisure activities and to improve the leisure facilities in Metheringham and the surrounding villages of Blankney, Dunston, Scopwick and Martin.

Village Hall Open Day

A Village Hall Open Day

MACLA consists of a core committee of 14 local people, each with an interest in a local community activity.The committee meets once a month in order to make activity groups aware of resources and funding. It works closely with the Parish Council, Metheringham Village Hall Committee and North Kesteven District Council in order to identify resources to enable community activities and events to flourish in this area. Currently some 40 activities and 80 individuals are registered with MACLA.Please contact the Chairman, John Wood, on 01526 321438 if you wish MACLA to provide help and support for your activity or event.

Additionally, MACLA promotes community activities and events, primarily through the distribution of over 2500 copies of its news nagazines that it publishes and distributes free of charge 4 times a year. As a not for profit organisation, MACLA can only provide this service thanks to the generosity of the local businesses who sponsor the newsletter. Your support for the sponsors will ensure that MACLA can continue to provide publicity for local activities and events. MACLA also raises awareness of the local community and its activities by sponsoring this website.

MACLA AGM Minutes 24th May 2007

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An Open Letter from the MACLA Secretary
(July 2006)

Dear Colleague,

The Metheringham Area Community Leisure Association was set up in May 2000 as a non-profit making organisation in order to promote community and leisure activities and to improve leisure facilities in Metheringham and the surrounding village of Blankney, Scopwick, Kirkby Green, Martin, Dunston and Nocton.

The committee meets once a month in order to make activity groups aware of resources and funding that are available. It works closely with the local Parish Council and North Kesteven District Council in order to identify resources which enable community activities and events to flourish in the area.

Additionally, MACLA promotes a community spirit and highlights activities and events, through what we consider now to be an essential part of life in the area, in the form of our “Free” quarterly Magazine which is distributed to almost 3,000 homes and businesses in our catchment area.

MACLA was formed, not to interfere with the running of individual organisations, but to give that organisation a bigger, unified voice when seeking financial help from the 'Lending Bodies'.

When formed the organisation originally had around 40 activities registered with us but over the last couple of years interest appears to have waned slightly and we would like to rekindle the interest from everyone out there.

Even if you do not have an immediate need for external funds, please help us to help other organisations by joining with us, thereby giving us all more 'clout' against the bureaucracy we all have to deal with when trying to get our collective hands on public money.

It is a known fact that if you can prove uniformed support across the area your chances of success is heightened so please come along and join us (contact Secretary Peter Ford on 01526 320016 for any further information about joining the committee, etc).

Thank you

Pete Ford

Pete Ford (MACLA Secretary / MACLA Magazine Editor)

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MACLA News Magazine Archive:

Metheringham Area Community Activities Contact List

Local Services

Local Business Directory

Area Events Diary

News Magazine Advertising Rates

Chairman: John Wood 57 King's Road Metheringham 01526 321438

Secretary: Pete Ford 01526 320016