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Free Fresh Fruit Fun with the PEBL (Prospect Estate Big Local) Smoothie Bike

MCP (Mayfield Community Partnership) Sports day

Saturday 17th September 2016

Who would have thought fresh fruit could be so tasty and so much fun? Bringing along copious amounts of fruit, yoghurt, a little honey and a bicycle powered smoothie maker, delicious free fresh smoothies were given to all who were prepared to pedal for them… (and we even did the pedalling for some!)

Many came back for ‘seconds’ and even ‘third helpings. It was great to see children (and some adults!) choosing and enjoying healthier eating options!

PEBL was very happy to support the MCP Sports day with the PEBL Smoothie bike and would like to encourage all to continue enjoying delicious fresh fruit smoothies.

If you didn’t make it on the day or did and want a delicious smoothie here’s the recipe of our most popular PEBL smoothie on the day. It went down a storm!

In a blender, combine bananas, berries, orange juice and yogurt. Don’t forget the honey and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve. Simples!

Feel free to get adventurous, add whatever fruit catches your eye, chop and change ingredients until you make YOUR perfect smoothie and enjoy! We did with peaches and red and green seedless grapes. We also swapped orange juice for apple juice and they were ‘smoothilcious’ and enjoyed by all.

Hamshire Fire and Rescue at Child Safety DayPEBL supports the Child Safety Day at Totland

Tuesday 14th June 2016

The emergency services (police, fire and ambulance) as well as the army were all represented at MCP's Child Safety Day (amongst others!).

MCP rallied together many volunteers to make this year’s Child Safety Day a great success enjoyed by 262 school children aged between 4 and 7. PEBL was proud to attend and support such a worthwhile event.

Modern life can be dangerous so to have the opportunity to assist in such a vital educational opportunity for the children of the Prospect Estate was one that we PEBL’ers could not pass up!

A big thank you to all involved and who helped make the day such a success.

PEBL goes back to school!

June 2016

PEBL enjoyed attending a number of school summer fayres just prior to the summer break to meet local children and their parents and update residents on what we are up to and how all can be involved. They were great opportunities to promote our weekly PEBL skills café, PEBL’s internet café and the excellent free money advice service that are available free of charge to local residents.

The PEBL team gave away a whole bunch of PEBL freebies at the schools to very appreciative children, including running a free prize draw to win a free brand new bike (kindly sponsored by Silvester Bros opposite Cove Green), which was won by one extremely grateful pupil from St Bernadettes- Millie-Jo Prosser.

A BIG PEBL thank you to all parents, staff and pupils at St Bernadette’s, Cherrywood Infants and Grange Junior School for making us so welcome and supporting Prospect Estate Big Local in helping local residents make the Prospect Estate a great place to live.

The mayor at the MCP Big Lunch

PEBL joins in the fun at the MCP Big Lunch

Sunday 5th June 2016

The MCP Big Lunch at Grange Infant’s School was held on a beautiful hot day where local residents enjoyed a delicious Nepali Buffet, a good old traditional BBQ and various activities put on by our local community. It was great to meet residents and hear their thoughts and ideas on how to improve the Estate.

A BIG PEBL THANK YOU to all the volunteers involved who made the day such a success.


PEBL cleans up at the MCP Spring Clean

Saturday 19th March 2016

PEBL joined the MCP Spring Clean Day and worked along with local residents helping clean up our Estate. A BIG thank you and well done to all (and especially to MCP for putting this together again!) It was great to see over 60 people join in this work.

A key part of the PEBL vision is to help residents to feel proud of the Estate. Seeing so many willing volunteers willingly litter picking on the Prospect Estate made that seem not as far off as perhaps it did at the beginning.


PEBL puts the ‘you’ back in Volunteer

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

PEBL met many students at the Farnborough 6th form Volunteer Fayre. It was greatly encouraging to see so many young people interested in giving their time for worthwhile courses. (It’s a shame PEBL keeps me so busy as I wanted to volunteer for some of them!) The fayre offered a good opportunity to speak about the benefits of volunteering and getting involved with PEBL. We are always looking for new members to join the PEBL Team.

There are PEBL volunteer opportunities for all including serving teas and coffees, running and supporting local Events, and even supporting the tutors at the PEBL Internet café or PEBL Skill’s café. PEBL is run/supported by individuals like you who want to make the Prospect Estate a better place to live.

If you would like to help make a positive difference to the Prospect Estate then please get in touch. We would love to hear from you -

PEBL Family fun day a huge success

Saturday 24th October 2015

The first ever Prospect Estate Big Local (PEBL) Family Fun Day took place on Saturday 24th October at Cherrywood Primary School. 278 parents and children took part in a range of activities from cook and eat sessions, storytelling, sporty sessions, messy science, dance and drama and arts and crafts. It was a great day with non-stop action and activity.

Comments from local residents included  ‘You’ve done really well, everywhere I have been has been buzzing’ and  ‘I think this is a brilliant idea for families - now they can come and learn new skills and find out what is happening in the local area.’

The Fun Day was part of the PEBL Broadening Horizons theme, raising awareness of the learning and leisure opportunities available locally.

We couldn't have done it without all the volunteers who helped on the day and our thanks go to Cherrywood Primary School for allowing us to use the facilities.

We’ll be running other events in the future -  if you'd like to get involved and help volunteer, please contact us on

PEBL attend MCP Sports Festival @ Samuel Cody School

Saturday 26th September 2015

PEBL were proud to attend Mayfield Community Partnerships annual Sports Festival at the Samuel Cody School on Mayfield Road.

Activities such as archery, football and basket ball attracted local residents from the area.

PEBL’s smoothie bicycle was a great success and many people took part in cycling to create a healthy drink.  It was fantastic to see so many of you there.

PEBL host first Table Tennis Tournament
@ Water Lane Park

Wednesday 19th August 2015

The first ever Prospect Estate Big Local (PEBL) table tennis tournament took place on Wednesday 19th August.

This was to celebrate the installation of a new permanent outdoor table tennis table. Rushmoor Borough Council Youth Worker, Anil Thapa enthusiastically recruited players and it was a great success with around a dozen young people taking part and others spectating. It was a team effort with Farnborough Lawn Tennis Club being the referees, the Friday Night Youth Club supplying bats and Creating Futures providing balls.

At the end, Barry Sexton, PEBL Chair presented prizes of new sets of bats and balls to the winners in each category. Thanks to Heather Chalkley from First Wessex for making it all happen!

PEBL Young People were the motivation behind raising funds to install the new, permanent outdoor table tennis table. The young people believe that table tennis is for all people, not just the young. With this in mind we hope that lots of people will take up the opportunity to use the table in the future.

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