Whyke Estate Community Association fun day

A sponsored bike ride and fun day will be held tomorrow (Sunday, September 2) to raise more funds for the Whyke Estate Community Association, following from the successful bid for a grant from the city council.

The fun day, held in the residential area of Whyke, Chichester, will have live music, dancing, zumba and climbing wall, football and rugby activities, and in the morning young people will get on their bikes to help raise money for a proposed community building.

A discretionary grant of £4,750 awarded to the community association will be used to fund a study of the possible sites on the estate for the building.

Steve Taylor, co-chairman of Whyke Estate Community Association, said: “It is hoped that this time the community itself will be able to work together to achieve a legacy for both the present residents and future generations.”

Ideas for the building so far include a community cafe, youth club, internet facilities, older people support.

The building will also provide a venue for numerous activities and clubs.

When the Whyke estate was originally built 60 years ago a community centre was planned but never constructed.

People are also invited to contribute to a community wish-list of what activities will be provided in the future at the community centre.

The sponsored bike ride will take place between 9.30am-12.30pm, the fun day will start at 2pm, and the mayor will present certificates at 4pm.