As further evidence that Tenterden is emerging from the Covid-19 crisis, the Town Council last night backed two initiatives to make greater use of the Recreation Ground this summer – a staging of rock musical ‘Grease’ on big screen video, and open-air exercise classes.
Tenterden community singing group The Rockits have recorded a 40-minute video version of ‘Grease’, which they will broadcast on the Recreation Ground on Saturday, 15 August. Initial plans are that the show will be repeated every hour between 10am and 7pm, and all proceeds from the performances will go to NHS charities.
The council has agreed a grant of £500 towards the hiring of the giant LED screen, and also to waive the £250 Recreation Ground hiring fee.
The fee has also been waived for the Leisure Centre, which wants to run outdoor exercise classes on the Recreation Ground.
The classes will help the Leisure Centre to earn some income - it has been closed during the pandemic – as well as deliver a beneficial effect on community fitness. Dates and times of the sessions will be announced later.
The council have asked both the Rockits and the Leisure Centre team to ensure that social-distancing rules are observed.