Star in the making

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Since getting involved with barnwood trust my confidence has got better and better so much now that I have found…
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Maureen 1 year ago

Wow, what an amazing opportunity to get your voice heard across the country! and the play sounds really interesting,

Dangermouse 1 year ago

Thank you kat it's a strange feeling getting emails asking to interview me lol but I will help if I can lol

Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Sounds fab! Wonderful that you are feeling more confident, and that people want to interview you!!

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1 year ago

exploding panst on the loose

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I have decided to share 1 of my darker poems, from when my head was a complete mess, I used…
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Dangermouse 1 year ago

Thanks Katie I was a bit nervous as I was typing this but I just want people to know that are not alone even a cool good looking bloke like me has mental health problems and it's not something to be embarrassed about. And it's no longer a taboo subject

Katie Elliott 1 year ago

Hey Brendon!
Thank you for sharing your poetry. I find it really scary to share very personal creative work so I really admire you for your honesty and courage.
The title had me expecting something totally different - but I guess I should have learned by now! You are a master of the unexpected :)

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1 year ago

PARK UPDATE

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                               On the 25/2/17…
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Sarah O'Donnell 1 year ago

Very proud of you xx

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Great work Brendon. Keep mobilising people. :-)

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1 year ago

OUR COMMUNITY YOUR FUTURE INSPIRED

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Before i get started i would like to introduce someone who works tirelessly to nhelp make a better community her…
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Dangermouse 1 year ago

Thank you Katie, i have found there are lots of people with different stories that i am truly inspired by an hope follow this story with other inspiring people

Katie Elliott 1 year ago

This is such an inspiring story. Thank you Sandy and Brendon!

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1 year ago

Free Community Power

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                    Hello all hope you are all well.I am writing today about an event that…
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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

Fantastic idea!

Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Wonderful! Great job :)

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Great news Brendon. Let us know how we can be supportive to you and your neighbours. :-)

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1 year ago

Rats, Bats, And Tats

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Richard Holmes 1 year ago

You guys are amazing, we need to help you get your story known across the country. Your community is an inspiration to all of us. Keep up the momentum. We're cheering you on! :-)

Dangermouse 1 year ago

Thank you Maureen.
I truly believe when a community come together we can accomplish anything

Maureen 1 year ago

brilliant story, so inspiring when people work together to make things happen in their community!

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1 year ago

Santa is on the move in matson

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well 2016 was a big deal for santa fans in Matson as he brought grotto  to them.Santa spent…
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1 year ago

Christmas to the masses

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Well wow what an end to 2016, to start with the Redwell centre fed 100 of the communities oldest…
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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

What an amazing event. You guys are such an inspiration!

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

TV POET

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WHATS TV                      what's TV I hear you askSome would say enjoymentSome would…
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1 year ago

HIDDEN GEMS IN MATSON !!!!!!!!!

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Just found a local poet and i would like to share 1 of his poems.           …
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Richard Holmes 1 year ago

There are other films on YouTube showing how to do it. Could be a fun small spark for a group?

Dangermouse 1 year ago

This is fantastic Richard.
What a great idea

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

That's great Brendon. I thought you might enjoy this... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XNBoYrzgfFY

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1 year ago

recycle your unused fruit and veg

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I would like to tell you about a project starting at the Gateway community drop in café…
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1 year ago

THE MATSON CHRISTMAS MAGIC

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This year the Together in Matson is bringing Christmas magic to the community.  They are bringing Santa's Grotto to the masses, we are going to…
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Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Amazing!

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1 year ago

BUSY RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS

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Hi all just warning this is a biggy.SUPER HERO DISCO 8th of December 5pm - 7pm I would like to…
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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

Fantastic!! So much great stuff going on. Thanks for sharing :)

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1 year ago

what a pumptastic day

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https://youtu.be/hVItMO0-cagGateway halloween was a smash.Sandy who organized the event with the help of her volunteers.…
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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

Love the photos - looks like a great event!

Sandy Pritchard 1 year ago

It was a fantastic day, thank you to everyone who turned up on the day and all the hard working volunteers who made the day extra awesome x x

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1 year ago

Gateway to Matson

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Meet Sandy (in pink top mamager) and sam a volunteer, both work in a community drop in cafe.They…
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1 year ago

Meeeeeeeeee

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Hi all I thought as I will be reporting a lot on my community, I would like to take the…
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Hettie Peplow 1 year ago

Hi Brendon, great to hear your, and your 6 year old's views on community, I think maybe we all see things clearly at that age :) I got a real feel of Matson from your blog too, thank you

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1 year ago

Aliens have landed in matson

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Hi all aliens have landed is what i would be saying but sadley not really lol.My name is Brendon and…
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You haven't added anything - why not create some great content and share it with your network

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Wow that was fabtastic although u are wrong about 1 thing inside u are special I like to think we all are. But I thought this was genius thank you for sharing it. And can't wait to find out about your roots lunch plan I might have to pop in myself

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Star in the making

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Since getting involved with barnwood trust my confidence has got better and better so much now that I have found…
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Maureen 1 year ago

Wow, what an amazing opportunity to get your voice heard across the country! and the play sounds really interesting,

Dangermouse 1 year ago

Thank you kat it's a strange feeling getting emails asking to interview me lol but I will help if I can lol

Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Sounds fab! Wonderful that you are feeling more confident, and that people want to interview you!!

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Thanks Katie I was a bit nervous as I was typing this but I just want people to know that are not alone even a cool good looking bloke like me has mental health problems and it's not something to be embarrassed about. And it's no longer a taboo subject

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A Game of Spot The....

I am so glad I was late lol I managed to escape the camera lol great day though, and now my youngest keeps wanting to go on weekends picking up rubbish lol, at this rate Matson will be spotless

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Free Community Power

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Katie Elliott 1 year ago

Fantastic idea!

Kat Gibson 1 year ago

Wonderful! Great job :)

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Great news Brendon. Let us know how we can be supportive to you and your neighbours. :-)

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1 year 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 1 year 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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1 year ago

Who Cares? Show you do!

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Whilst out on patrol I walked through a footpath which is very popular with dog walkers. I saw approximately…
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Philip Booth 1 year ago

Great!!!

Dangermouse 1 year ago

It really was magical, and just shows how much can be achieved when we all pull together

Richard Holmes 1 year ago

Cracking blog Chris. Great to hear from an officer about the importance of community. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

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Building a Community with Brendan

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We had a conversation with Brendan about what goes on in his community and how others can be inspired to…
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Time Out in our Mental Health Friendly Town!

I run a small group called Time Out. It's for people in and around Wotton-under-Edge who are depressed or…
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