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Let’s Roll – Langthorne Roller Festival

Let’s Roll Caribbean Roller Disco – photographed by Leon Thompson

Let’s Roll Carnival Band 2013

Let’s Roll CIC are proud to be – Social Enterprise UK Members

Let’s Roll Community Interest Company are proud to be members of Social enterprise UK and endeavour to make a positive social impact in our community – Let’s Roll together and make it happen.

Let’s Roll CIC wins competition representing Waltham Forest

Let’s Roll are Waltham Forest Social Enterprise Competition Winners and it feels great!! It’s time for the borough and sports services to take roller skating seriously!!! We are rolling and we won’t stop!!

http://www.east-thames.co.uk/news/apr2013/entrepreneurs-pitch-ideas-dragons-den-style-event

Weekly Learn To Skate Sessions in E10!!

LEARN TO SKATE PROGRAM – http://letsrollcic.eventbrite.co.uk/

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AGES: 4+ INCLUDING ADULTS

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WELCOME TO LETS ROLLLLLLLLL

WELCOME TO LETS ROLLLLLLLLL

Whether you are a parent looking for skating services or something different for your child to do, a school seeking services, a skater who wants to interact with other skaters or somebody looking for work experience or training,  – letsroll.org.uk is the place to be, its a unique place where things keep on rolling!!

Who are we?

Let’s Roll is a non profit community organisation which has been formed to address the lack of roller sport activities, services and events available to our diverse community.

What do we do?

  • Volunteering opportunities for skaters and non skaters.
  • Bespoke Roller Disco services.
  • Learn to skate workshops.
  • Opportunities to become a qualified skate coach.
  • Provide an online presence that will keep Let’s Roll connected to the community it serves.

Why do we do it?

  • We aim to provide affordable services and activities.
  • We aim to use underutilised spaces.
  • We encourage community inclusion and cohesion.
  • We aim to enhance fitness, education and social skills via our bespoke workshops.

What to expect?

Blog
Lets Roll blogs give the community an opportunity to write about anything in connection to Lets Roll events, information, questions, links, news etc.. which the blogger can share with other people who in turn can respond by writing comments. Lets Roll blogs are illustrated in reverse-chronological order, from most recent entry to least recent. It encourages the community to take an interest in what’s happening in the world of Lets Roll bloggers!!

Skating Community
Skating Community pages enables Lets Roll users to create profiles, connect with other all registered members and groups to network, comment and blog about whatever they like. Activity can be tracked and unethical behavior will not be tolerated.

Events
Lets Roll Events promotes projects that are being implemented in the community. It will advertise social events, workshops, volunteer recruitment sessions and other fundraising activity which are designed to encourage community inclusion, cohesion and empowerment. Features include options to subscribe to the Lets Roll calendar for automated updates and comments can be posted about events too. If you would like to advertise your communiy based event on our events page get in contact.

Videos and Gallery
Roller skating videos and skating pictures provides Lets Roll with the chance to showcase the work being done in both photo and video format. Related images and footage from external sites can be shared to provide an informative and entertaining insight to the world of roller skating and any other complimentary activities provided for the community.

Community News
This feature provides users with up-to-date local community news and skating related news from all over the world plus any other associated subjects which may be of interest to our users.

Visitors to the site will experience sophisticated but engaging surfing experiences which will suit most preferences. Information will always be relevant and up to date with responses to inquiries prompt and concise.

Community ‘triumphs over red tape’ with roller disco

A RESIDENTS’ association has raised nearly £3,000 to fund a three-day outdoor roller skating extravaganza after council “red tape” nearly scuppered the event.

The Friends of Langthorne Park group in Leytonstone have been planning for two years to hold the community gathering but were shocked when the authority demanded £1,000 in rent per day because organisers wanted to charge a small fee for entry.

But determined residents instead decided to hit the streets and within weeks raised enough cash to cover their costs, allowing them to hold it for free and not pay the council charge.

Vice-secretary Amanda Henry said: “It was crazy that the council wanted to make us pay such a large amount. We’re a not-for-profit community group and the entrance fee was to cover all the costs.

“We’ve been wanting to hold an event like this for everyone, young and old, for a long time and if it wasn’t for the community spirit around here it wouldn’t have happened.

“We made a few phone calls and spoke with some shopkeepers and everyone really wanted to help. We were amazed how much we were able to raise in such a short space of time.”

The event, which takes place in the football and basketball court section of the park between Friday August 19 and Sunday August 21, will allow residents to don hired roller skates and safety gear and get training from instructors.

“It will be a bit like a massive roller disco,” said Ms Henry.

“Youth services have been depleted in the borough so events like this are so important now.

“We’re all very excited about it. It’s a positive, family-friendly and healthy thing to do and we hope if there’s enough interest we can set up a club.

“But his also shows the nicer side of Leytonstone and the people who live and work here. We are very lucky, if it wasn’t for the work of everyone this would not have happened.

“This red tape is a huge obstacle and not-for-profit groups should not be charged like this.”

Ms Henry added she would like to thank sponsors including Express Food and Wine, Monarch Sports, JS Entertainment, Rangers Removals, Tesco, housing associations CBHA and L&Q and residents.

The event runs between 11am and 7pm during all three days.

All those from reception age upwards can take part, and it is also suitable for wheelchair users.

SOURCE: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/9178595.LEYTONSTONE__Community__triumphs_over_red_tape__with_roller_disco/

Success for community roller disco

A THREE-DAY roller skating festival which was funded entirely by residents and local businesses has been hailed as a great success.

Dozens of families turned out in force to the event at Langthorne Park in Leytonstone at the weekend.

Young and old alike took advantage of the rented skates and team of professional instructors that were laid on by the Friends of Langthorne Park residents association.

The event nearly did not go ahead after the council originally demanded £3,000 in rent for use of the site because organisers wanted to charge an entrance fee to cover their costs.

But after a community fund-raising campaign enough cash was raised both to pay for the equipment and allow free entry.

Organiser Amanda Henry said: “It was a brilliant few days.

“To see the smiles on children’s faces was exactly how I envisioned it, it was overwhelming.

“The feedback was great and we’re looking at starting a club or doing this again soon, we’ve already started to look at fund-raising.

“I hope that this can help persuade the council to change its policy towards not-for-profit voluntary groups to cut back on all the red tape.”

SOURCE: http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/your_local_areas/9209437.LEYTONSTONE__Success_for_community_roller_disco/