So much to discuss...
It was great to see the refurbishments to the Hub now giving us more space to use for groups and a new kitchen that can be used when activities are on or can be used as part of a learning programme.
Great to see Weston Eagles involvement, bringing the positive voice of young people to Big Worle as well as telling us about their "Do you know a hero?" project.
As we plan the Big Worle Christmas Party, there was rumour that Father Christmas was undercover at the meeting, but that beard may have given him away!
We discussed the North Somerset People and Communities Strategy and Big Worle's opportunity to feed in to the strategy.
Great feeback from the Big Worle Train Trips, the most recent one to Bath and the first Big Worle Wildlife Walk with Chris Sperring OBE.
Talk of the Edible Worle project tempts the tastebuds for the new year.
Wild Worle Wednesdays where we are working with Becket School to do something very special along the green lanes of Worle, the fantastic success of the Big Worle Job Club as it celebrates its first anniversary, the Big Worle Craft Day, the new Big Worle Bingo sessions at St Clements Court, Social Enterprise support to local people wishing to benefit our area, what we should charge for using the Hub, launching a Big Worle Kid's Christmas Party, Nature Walk now in its 7th week, Community Resilience where we can make Worle a safer place to live,A Young Advisors scheme to empower young people with making there area a better place to live and New Signposts around the lanes directing to where everything is in the area.
There is always so much to talk about and more going on than we have time for. Packed meetings and so much enthusiasm in the room.
More great meetings in making Worle an even more wonderful place to live. If you want to be part of this project please get in touch, or just pop in to the Big Worle Hub to find out more.
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Watch this space for more information on all these events and more.
The Big Worle Job Club Success!
Wildlife Walk - Chris Sperring MBE
We were joined by Chris Sperring MBE, well known naturalist and broacaster taking us on an adventure walking around the trails and paths of urban and parkland Worle. We were searching out and understanding and learning about any wildlife we found along the way. This is the first of many nature linked activities we have planned as part of Chris's involvement with the Big Worle Project. Also we will set a first date for a night walk, due to popular demand we have been asked to survey Worle spiders and see if as in Portishead, we can link species of spiders to human industrial activity of the past. Being active in nature is not just good for our physical and mental health, it also teaches us about our very human past, our present and why we can't live without it in the future, it binds us so deeply and I hope that these walks will help people to come to understand and respect the nature they have around them. We hope to see as many people from Worle as possible on our walks. Please spread the word about the great work of "The Big Worle project" and the wildlife community walks.
Big Worle Gardening Club - improving our area!
What Else is Happening at Big Worle?
What do others say about Big Worle?
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Wildlife Walks with Chris Sperring MBE
Monthly with next walk at 12:30 on 9th December (starts at Big Worle Hub).Soup and rolls at the Hub for 2pm when we get back!
All welcome - just turn up on the day.
Becket School Carol Singing
2.30pm Monday 12th December. (Big Worle Hub)
Big Worle Christmas Party
1.00pm until 4.00pm Saturday 17th December.
(Big Worle Hub)
We would love you to join us at the Big Worle hub for our Christmas Celebration.
Meet Father Christmas and his little helpers. Christmas games. amazing magician. face painter, Christmas Carols and much more. Enjoy warm mince pies and seasonal refreshments
Big WorleTrain Trips
Next trip in the new year will be to Incredible Edible in Bristol - watch this space.
10.30am to 12pm Age Concern Computer Group (Big Worle Hub)
2pm to 3pm Movement to Music (Big Worle Hub)
10am to 12pm Art Group (St Clements Court)
2pm to 3pm Bingo (St Clements Court)
10am to 12pm Coffee Morning (Big Worle Hub)
2pm to 3.30pm Health Walk (Big Worle Hub)
10am to 2pm Job Club (Big Worle Hub)
Do you have an idea for an activity that will benefit the community or want to set one up? We can help you launch your idea at the Big Worle Hub. Contact Us!
Christmas is coming...
“A huge thank you to Mr M And D Kidner for their generous donation of this gorgeous Christmas Tree to Big Worle Partnership.
Tony our Treasurer is seen pictured Alan who found this perfect tree. It smells amazing, There are lots of fantastic trees available opposite Sainsbury’s next to the Bus Stop.”
Book your children's Christmas party at the Hub!
Wild Worle Wednesday
Avon Wildlife Trust have been asked to deliver a small (but very exciting) project working with Becket Primary to do something very special along the green lanes of Worle – create a nature trail.
The children of Becket Primary have been busy since the start of school in September 2016 being nature detectives, improving habitat, building bird and bat boxes and planting wildflowers. In spring, we will have an official launch and invite everyone from the community to come along and celebrate what the class and community have achieved. By then the bulbs planted in October should be putting on a show and all the wildlife will be springing into life after their winter slumber. We will also have booklets to give out to everyone which describe the route, what can be found along it and how people can make small improvements for wildlife at home.
Read more at http://www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/bigworle
For more information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Worle supports Weston Foodbank
People of all ages and backgrounds visit the Foodbank when in need (These people can be in employment, unemployed, homeless...). The kettle is always on and a warm reception room awaits them.
Upon presentation of a voucher a box of food which will feed them for a minimum of 3 days is handed over.
To find out more about how the foodbank can help, people can click this link (Weston Foodbank)
We are now running a campaign encouraging people to donate an item of non-perishable food or toiletries (The box will be at the hub) or if they prefer a money box is also present at The Hub and any donations will be gratefully received (this goes towards rent of the building and other living costs)
Apple Day - Big Worle bring the community together for a fun day
Message from the Big Worle Chair
" A huge thank you to everybody who helped organise the event and who took part on Saturday. It was just brilliant and the Hub was really buzzing.
The best and tastiest apple pies in our Bake Off competition and the juice pressing was just such good fun. The children loved it .
I hope you enjoyed it, as it really was a great community day and I'm sure you will agree that we must do it again.
Thanks again for supporting Big Worle and I look forward to seeing you all again soon."
Chair Big Worle
Community Resilience - Worle
Communities that have spent time planning and preparing are best placed to respond to and recover more quickly from local or wider emergencies.
Do you have the skills to help set up a Community Resilience team in Worle? We are looking for 6 people initially who may have some sort of risk management experience.
Let us know if you are interested.
Snow Wardens also required - no previous experience needed!
More information at https://communityresilience-ns.org.uk/
Come and join us - to have fun, to meet people, and to make Worle an even better place to live and work!
We are very excited to be creating a new website. In the meantime you can contact Big Worle by clicking on the button below, through Facebook or Twitter, or if you prefer please telephone the Big Worle Hub on 01934 708119. (answerphone available outside office hours).