A Quick Update...
The recent meeting was again a packed Big Worle Hub and so much going on. Here's a quick summary:
We heard news of an exciting new project in partnership with Priory and Worle Community Schools. We will be setting up a Jill Dando News Centre based at the Big Worle Hub providing local community good news report whilst developing journalism skills for young people. More...
The Dementia Cafe is up and running at St Georges Medical Centre. Anyone suffering with dementia, caring for someone or just wanting dementia friendly training is welcomed to a friendly informal cafe. Next date is Saturday 14th January 10.30am to 12.00. More...
After requests for signposts around the paths to show where everything is around the paths of Big Worle we have the first designs in. More...
The Walking Group has now been running for 2 years and still going strong helping all ageds to keep healthy. With strolls around the area suitable for all led by qualified walk leaders. Contact us for more information.
The Big Worle Hub continues to expand its activities and coming soon is a Saturday parent/grandparent and toddler group, Edible Worle launch More..., hoping for a relaunch of the Dementia Art Group, a drop in cafe, and much more.
For those wanting a trip out of Worle, the Wildlife Walks may have a special trip to Cardiff Bay, Edible Worle heading to Bristol and the free Train Trips heading anywhere between Taunton and Cardiff.
Hedgerow planting to enhance the Nature Trail is planned for 15th February with Avon Wildlife Trust.
To top off the meeting we re-lived our fantastic Christmas Party we laid on for residents through a video of the day.
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?
Jill Dando Newsroom Project with Priory and Worle Community Schools, Monday 29th March - our trainee journalists will be meeting at the hub to work on their skills.
Edible Worle Our first work party took place on Saturday 25th March. If you would like to be involved in future work parties, watch this space for details or give us a call on 01934 708119
Relax Kids with Natasha - 27th March 16:00 - 17:00
2pm to 3pm Movement to Music (Big Worle Hub)
2pm to 4pm Bingo (St Clements Court)
7pm to 9pm Craft Club (Big Worle Hub)
10:15am 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!
Book your children's 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: email@example.com
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!
What do others say about Big Worle?
"What a wonderful concept!