Last Friday (22nd of November) the Mayor of Walsall honoured local organisations and individuals that make the greatest difference to their communities.
Among many other winners and nominees, there were two shining organisations from Caldmore:
- AnotherWay LGBT Social and Support Group which works with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community offering peer support and help in overcoming sexual isolation, discrimination and stigma received one of the Awards!
- Caldmore Village Festival Group got nominated for bringing the Caldmore community together and organising the annual festival, Walsall Mela, running Caldmore Community Garden as well as Caldmore Tidy Up project.
More information on the Awards ceremony and the winners HERE
Do you know your Delicious from your Fuiis? Come and celebrate your favourite apples at Caldmore Community Garden – Saturday 19th of October is Apple Day!
Bring your apple desserts to enter a free competition and win a handsome prize! Entries in by 1pm, judging at 2pm, and eating starts later!
Appleish arts and crafts for the young and not so young.
Prove your apple know-how with our quizzes and games.
Try our apple delicacies from apple punches to pies and pancakes or test your strength with the apple press!
For the serious foodies, come and take part in our food smoking workshop – food will be provided (halal and vegetarian included) but don’t forget to bring a biscuit tin with a lid!
Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH Walsall.
Saturday, 19 October, 12-4pm.
Visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaldmoreCommunityGarden
All too often you hear about people who have been diagnosed with cancer. That can be a relative, friend, colleague, neighbour or someone even closer to home. Macmillan nurses offer an invaluable service of positive support for people affected by cancer.
To show our appreciation for the help given PPG of Palfrey Health Centre would like to invite you to ‘Palfrey Health & Well Being Day’.
There will be free health and well being advice, entertainment for children,food, Aloe Vera products and a lot more.
All participants are making a donation towards Macmillan Cancer.
Come along and show your support on the 12th October 12-4pm at the Palfrey Community Association, Milton Street, WS1 4LA.
- Take a photo of what you’d like to improve in your area
- Upload your photo to Twitter or Instagram and tell people what you’d change
- Add the hashtag #RechargeMyCommunity
Energizer will pick the 10 winners at the end of the competition. They could be anything from giving your child’s classroom a makeover to helping your neighbour fix their fence. Good luck!
Caldmore Community Garden invites the young and the old and the ones in the middle to come along and savour our garden on Edible Gardens open day on Saturday 21st of September.
Free health check for your garden at soil fertility and healthy crop production workshop (1-2.30pm) – bring a sample of your soil following the directions on our Facebook page!
Calling all children and young people to add colour to our garden by planting spring bulbs. Peg it down with the strawberries and propagate them for the next year!
To keep young fingers busy, there are plenty of arts & crafts workshops at AAINA Oasis Garden.
Try our harvest and have some homemade Asian food made from our organically grown garden. Tea and coffee and hot drinks available.
We have come a long way to the harvest, you are truly, warmly welcome to share our garden with us!
Be there and stand proud!
Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street, WS1 3RH Walsall.
Saturday, 21 September, 12-4pm.
Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaldmoreCommunityGarden
Are you a small community group based in or delivering projects in Palfrey? Do you want to make a difference in Palfrey?
The Palfrey Community Hope fund is about Getting People Involved, promoting Big Local and getting residents’ views about how to make the Palfrey Big Local area a better place to live, work, visit and play. You can apply for a grant of up to £500 to meet these objectives.
So if you have an idea for a community event, activity or project that will take place in the Palfrey area, or benefit the Palfrey community AND capture resident’s ideas about what is good about Palfrey and what would make it a better place then contact Hollie today. Either email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01902 877535 for more information and to get a copy of the application form and checklist.
The closing date for completed application forms is Monday 30th September.
Read more in the first issue of Palfrey Big Local Newsletter:
Big Local Newsletter Page 1
Big Local Newsletter Page 2
Big Local Newsletter Page 3
Big Local Newsletter Page 4
Horticulture Workshop – Soil Fertility and Healthy Crop Production in Raised Beds
Caldmore Community Garden, Carless Street
21st September 2013, 1-2.30pm
Delivered by Ideal for All, Growing Opportunities.
The session will cover the following:
- Basic needs of plants.
- Soil types.
- Crop families.
- Crop rotation.
- Soil fertility.
Those attending with an interest in doing a soil test are advised to bring a sample for analysis.
Instructions for Soil Type Test. Do this 24 to 48 hours before the day.
- Take soil sample from the top 6″ layer of the bed.
- Half fill jam jar with soil.
- Add water to fill jar with a gap at the top.
- Put the lid on and shake very well.
- Do not agitate further and leave to settle.
Please bring questions!
FREE! To book a place, please contact Anna Rogozinska – email@example.com, 07739195022.
Class carried out thanks to Community First funding obtained by Desi Ladies Association.
Community First is funded by the Office of Civil Society, part of the Cabinet Office, on behalf of the Government, and managed by Community Development Foundation.
Don’t miss tomorrow’s Women’s Enterprise Fair in Palfrey Park – lots of attractions, opportunity to get to know local women’s enterprises and of course to talk to your community organiser about any ideas for the neighbourhood!