The next meetings will be at 8pm on Monday 8th July and 'provisionally' Tuesday 6th August at the Stonewater Common Room. All residents welcome (but please let us know ahead of the date if you're coming)!!
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Saturday, 10 February 2018

Have your say with PCSO Clare Atkins

The Neighbourhood Policing Team is inviting you to come along and ‘Have your say’ at Lady Eleanor Court on Monday 19th February between 10.00am and 11.00am.  PCSO Clare Atkins will be there.

Petition to Save our Guildhall

If you are concerned about the future of the Guildhall, you may be interested in signing a petition to the Town Council that is being circulated (see link below).

This is asking the Town Council to renovate the Abbey Hall to provide accommodation for civic functions, clubs and societies as well as all-age activities.  It also asks the Council to maintain and preserve the historic Guildhall.


Monday, 5 February 2018

Stonehill Community Gardens - January News

Happy New Year - come and make some new friends at Stonehill this year.  We re-open this Wednesday 7th February!  Having closed for December and January, we re-open this week.  With lots of projects in mind for 2018, there will be plenty to keep everyone busy this year, not least our two new polytunnels for produce suited to warmer climes.  We will start building the tunnels this Wednesday and we'd love your help.

2018 Workshops - book now and learn a new skill

Sat 17th Feb 10am - 1pm - Grafting Fruit Tress - £15 including taking your own fruit tree home
Sat 3rd Mar 10am - 1pm - Composting including warmers - £15
Sun 18th Mar 10am - 1pm - Year Round Crop Planning - £15
Sun 24th Mar 10am - 4pm - Introduction to Permaculture - £30
Sat 7th Apr 10am - 4pm - Designing Edible Spaces - £30

Bursary places available - please contact us

Funding Update - Whilst we didn't receive the £1,000 from Aviva for our Sensory Space, we did receive a £100 donation towards the project.  Rachel will be seeking further funding to develop the sensory garden.  We have received £1,000 from the Doris Field Charitable Trust in Oxford, which will help us continue to run our open Wednesday sessions.  If you know of any funders who may want to support our garden, do let us know.

Funding for Groups to visit the garden for FREE - Thanks to the grant from Oxfordshire Community Foundation, we have funding for 20 groups to visit the garden for free - if you know a group who may benefit from a relaxing or educational point of view, please get in touch.   Feel free to pass this on to anyone in a local group.

Forest Garden Planting - Our Trees will be going in the ground on 14th February 2018 11am - 2pm.  Please join us to dig in!

There are many ways in which you can support us, both at the garden and away from it, get in touch if you would like to be involved in a small or big way.  Our Honey, Fruit and Vegetables are sold every Wednesday from the garden.  We're there on Wednesdays 10am - 4pm.