Spring into Summer 2017

A new Event in Wotton-under-Edge

Saturday 1st April 6:00am

This Saturday, hundreds of people from Wotton-under-Edge will be putting on an 18 hour celebration of local talent. Spring into…
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6 months ago

Bingo!

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Every Sunday evening at the Countess Lilias Community Hub in Chesterton, Cirencester, you'll find people of all ages having a…
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Maureen 7 months ago

Lovely to see so many of you having fun together!

Fiona Community... 7 months ago

What a fantastic way to bring everyone together at the weekend. The photos are great fun. I will be sharing the idea around the Cam and Dursley area.

Dangermouse 7 months ago

That is fantabulous. Great that kids can go to.

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7 months ago

Matson-Wotton 'twinning' visit

At the end of last year, Matson Social Reporter Brendon O'Donnell made a 'twinning' visit to Wotton-under-Edge to see how…
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Dangermouse 8 months ago

I had an awsome day visiting wotton and such friendly people greeting me. I do plan on arranging another visit to Bournstream somtume after the half term to see if mark could maybe give some ideas on the plans i have and maybe even come to matson to see the site which we have decide to build the park on.
Thank you all for that day it truly did spur me on to get our community up to date in 2017 x

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8 months ago

Christmas singing at Dryleaze

As part of their Christmas celebrations, Dryleaze House and Court welcomed local musicians. An afternoon carol singalong on the…
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9 months ago

Spring into Summer

A new Event in Wotton-under-Edge

Saturday 26th March 7:00am

This Easter Saturday, Under the Edge Arts in Wotton-under-Edge is holding an 18-hour community fundraising marathon from 6am until midnight.…
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1 year ago

Festive music-making at Dryleaze House

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A group of Small Sparks award winners in Wotton-under-Edge have been busy this week, organising musical…
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Dryleaze Community Connections

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How residents of Dryleaze House are using their Small Sparks grant.
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Ceri 2 years ago

This is such a great story. Hope learning how to use computers opens many more doors.
Has anyone joined this site yet? :-)

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2 years ago

Computer buddies

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Sez2244 2 months ago

This is just what I'm looking for x

Ceri 2 years ago

Sounds a fab enterprise

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2 years ago

Community fundraiser in Wotton-under-Edge

One group of young people. One bright idea. One fantastic community event.
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2 years ago

Valentine's Day fundraiser in Wotton-under-Edge

A new Event in Wotton-under-Edge

Saturday 14th February 12:30pm

Family-friendly event run by young people from the Wott-ON project On Saturday, 14th February, young people from the Wott-ON project…
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2 years ago

Finding treasure

How learning about ABCD is changing how I see everything, not just my community.
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Ceri 3 years ago

Enjoyed reading your post, Katie. Thanks, you're so right, the way we see things makes all the difference.

To quote a fav. of mine from A.A.Milne
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”

Zareen Ahmed 3 years ago

yes I can relate to so much of what you have said Katie.

when I get home, or on a weekend I can only see what needs to be done - dusting, washing etc, When this is done I can then allow myself to relax which is obviously never!

My niece loves to come and stay with me, but has told me off may times for following the trail of dust like a hunter
I will definitely take a leaf out of your book and look for and enjoy the good things in my surroundings

Sally Byng 3 years ago

I've always thought that weeds are under-rated and unfairly marginalised! Glad I'm in such good company.
And welcome to You're Welcome Katie. I look forward to reading more musings from Wotton-under-Edge

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3 years ago

You haven't added anything - why not create some great content and share it with your network

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Perhaps you'd like to come over and visit the Coleford Social Reporting team with me at some point, Sally? A little twinning visit...

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Wotton-under-Edge people

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Community Power Point At Matson

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Fiona Community... 1 month ago

It sounds like you had a fabulous day with Katie and the Barnwood team seeing old friends and meeting new ones. You always write beautiful reports which share the atmosphere of every event you visit. Hope to see you very soon.

Sez2244 2 months ago

I'm so so happy you had such a wonderful day and I'm looking forward to hopefully taking part in much more, I'm currently learning how to swim which helps my disability but I'm also on the lookout for some locally based groups in and around the Matson GL4 4BA area so i can use my mobility scooter to get to places so reading about your fab day has given me more hope and please keep in touch thank you for listening xxx

Richard Holmes 2 months ago

Thanks for sharing this Sally. Having a 'community power' event gives such a strong message to others about whats possible when people come together. I'm glad you had fun, despite the rain!

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A Break From The Norm

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Philip Booth 1 month ago

Love this!

Matson Robinswo... 2 months ago

Thanks Roz good to meet you today at the Community Power event in Matson

Roz 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing this Chris, it's great to read your reflections

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I'm a poet-tree

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Cyril Bunt 2 months ago

I will need to find this wonderful (poet) tree.

Jess Waterman 3 months ago

I love this idea! What a fantastic reason to wander out to an open space too.

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Blog: Small is beautiful

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A weekend of parties and picnics!

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4 months ago

Summertime Woolly Mammoth in Uley

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The Summertime Woolly Mammoth Knitting Picnic was held at Prema Arts Centre in Uley last weekend. They invited knitters…
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Kat Gibson 3 months ago

Wow, fantastic!!

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Dursley FUNDAY at The Secret Garden

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Last week World Jungle organised a Funday of activities at The Chantry Centre's Secret Garden.   Transistion Cam and Dursley  have…
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Pooch 4 months ago

So next weekend see the 2017 three counties show at Malvern I can't wait to go on the Saturday with my farming friends who breed Herefords and show them will be fun stroking the cows and bulls and watching the grand parade of all breeds we will picnic outside cattle stalls next week I will post after the event including photos and hopefully

Pooch 4 months ago

Penny it was awesome already want to go next year and would recommend for any disabled person as the top way to enjoy the canal xx

Penny 4 months ago

Your day sounded fantastic Clare and thanks for letting me see your photos. Glad you could have a good time, despite the weather. Sounds like the Willow Boat Trust do a really good job.

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4 months ago

Wonderful day with The Willow Trust

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Severn Vale Day Centre Lunch Club spent a happy day cruising on the Gloucester Sharpness Canal courtesy of The Willow…
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A Great Big Thank You To Barnwood Trust

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Roz 5 months ago

Great pictures Andy!

Andy Garvey 5 months ago

Hi Lucy
Thanks. It's a great camera. I'm booking myself onto a a camera lesson at Jessops just to clarify some settings

Lucy Poulton 5 months ago

Thanks for sharing Andy, they are fantastic pictures!

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Surviving or Thriving?

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Ceri 5 months ago

Thank you Roz. Great to know about this

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5 months ago

Independence Trust Gardening Group

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Sue Tomlinson 5 months ago

Our vision for our Gardening Group is to produce fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables, as well as flowers and plants.  Any crops which we grow can be sold to Clients, Staff at Weavers Croft and Independence Trust and also sold on the market stalls we run as part of engaging with the local community to reduce the stigma of poor Mental Health. Any funds raised from the sale of produce can then be re-invested in the gardening group.

Some of our clients have experience and expertise in horticulture, and they also know the benefit of finding a tranquil space in which to work alongside peers and create something really beautiful and productive. Growing vegetables and flowers is not only beneficial to their physical and mental health, but we also hope that taking part in the project will open up a whole new social connection for people.

The Weavers Garden Project every Tuesday from Weavers Croft, Field Road, Stroud, GL52HZ. 
If you know of anyone who may be interested in joining the Weavers Independence Project, or if you would like any further information, please call 01453 767999 or Email stroudhub@independencetrust.co.uk.

Marc Griffiths 5 months ago

Hi Sue - great photo! Could you give little bit more information about what the Independence Gardening Trust does, and what volunteers you are looking for? I can then share the post on social media and hopefully get some response!

Sue Tomlinson 5 months ago

Seeking green-fingered folk to help out in our tranquil garden

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Sunny Crafternoon at GL11 Community Hub Cam

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Bengazee 6 months ago

Love Pallet Man!

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Love Living Here - March in the Forest of Dean

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6 months ago

Great first day

Brilliant afternoon at Cirencester's newest social group, sharing games, stories, crafts and a cuppa!I've met some lovely people today each…
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Maureen 6 months ago

Great to hear about this, thanks for sharing Abi!

Abi 6 months ago

Thanks Katie, you are welcome to pop in anytime x

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6 months ago

Easter starts early at Hamfallow

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We have just had a fun morning decorating Easter bonnets at Severn Vale Day Centre Lunch Club, Hamfallow Court, Sharpness.…
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Safe space in Cirencester

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7 months ago

Great News for The Beeches

After much searching we've finally secured a lovely space for our social/craft/chatting group for The Beeches area of Cirencester.We have…
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Maureen 7 months ago

Really good to hear this- thank you!

Richard Holmes 7 months ago

Great news Abi and Roz. :-)

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7 months ago

The Bothy Community Builders gettogether in Cirencester

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Maureen 7 months ago

Thanks Oliver, great to see this on here

Marc Griffiths 7 months ago

Thanks Oliver - shared on the YW Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/YoureWelcomeGloucestershire/

Richard Holmes 7 months ago

Thanks for sharing Oliver. Great to see so much energy in Cirencester.

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7 months ago

Fresh Ground Singing

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7 months ago

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