Lots of the fruit, veg and herbs we have planted as part of our Incredible Edible project have been ready to pick in the last few weeks, with more on the way including tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, courgettes, gem lettuce, purple sprouting broccoli and so many types of herbs we can't keep track of what we have! If you are passing the Hub, you are always welcome to pop in and grab some fresh herbs for dinner. And if you want to follow what is happening in the project week to week, have a look at our Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Edibleworle/notifications/. Or why not follow our Instagram account? https://www.instagram.com/ediblebigworle/
All the families who attended our Nature Trail Easter event had a great time following the clues and navigating around the trail. A great big thank you to www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/ and Becket School for all their hard work on creating this trail.
We had a successful drop-in session on Saturday to gather local parents thoughts on what they would like from a weekend Parent and Toddler session. The children who came had lots of fun, and we are really looking forward to getting these sessions off the ground. The first session is being finalised, and we will let you know the time and date as soon as possible. Watch this space, we are really looking forward to filling the Hub with the youngest members of our community!
We will be having a drop in meeting here at The Big Worle Hub, between 11am and 12:30 on Saturday 28th January. We would love to meet you and your children so that we can have a chat about setting up the toddler group, get your ideas on the sort of activities you would like to see running, what times work best for you etc. PLEASE NOTE that this is NOT a toddler group session, more a social meeting to help us plan the group. There will be a small craft activity/table for the kids, a few toys, free tea, coffee, squash and biscuits but this is mainly just a chance for you to see the space and have a chat. We hope to have the first session of the Toddler Group towards the end of Feb once we have gathered all your ideas.
Hope to see you on the 28th, please let us know if you can make it. Dads, mums, older siblings, grandparents all welcome!
We are launching our Edible Worle project at The Hub on Thursday 2nd Feb from 18:30.
This will be your chance to find out more about what the Incredible Edible movement is and how it works, and help us plan what we are going to do locally to help connect the community through growing, sharing and cooking our own fruit and veg. You don't need to be a gardener or have any skills to take part, enthusiasm is key and if you eat, you are IN!
We are incredible lucky to have Sara Venn from Incredible Edible Bristol joining us to tell us about their project, and we will also be joined by our friends from Incredible Edible Weston. All welcome!
If you can join us, please let us know so we can know a rough idea of numbers. Our facebook event for the evening can be viewed here. https://www.facebook.com/events/639097832959097/
The world's first good news masterclass is being launched in Worle and will be called called the Jill Dando News Centre.
Jill Dando grew up a stones throw from the Big Worle Hub. She began finding news stories at Worle Community School and then went on to the Weston Mercury and to become Britain's most popular journalist and top presenter of a range of excellent BBC TV shows. She was tragically killed aged just 37.
The Jill Dando News Centre, based at Worle Community School, and with satellite centres at Priory Community School and the Big Worle Hub will now train up hundreds of students to get good news out of the schools and the community into the Media and Social Media.
These positive inspirational news stories, can help keep Jill's memory alive. The message is- we can achieve our dreams out of Worle, just like she did. We too can get good news stories out of our schools and across the world.
Students will be trained by professional journalists from PurpleSheep (an academy which helps schools across the country) and the Weston Mercury. We will also ask other journalists from the BBC and beyond to pop in from time to time.
Look out for these exciting stories of students, staff and the school in the local newspapers the Weston Mercury, UK Business Leader and perhaps beyond to the BBC, Sky News and even the world news....
The monthly Dementia Cafe is up and running at St Georges Medical Centre. Anyone suffering with dementia, caring for someone with dementia or just wanting dementia friendly training is welcomed to a friendly informal cafe. Next date is Saturday 14th January 10.30am to 12.00.
1 to 1 support is available to anyone that requests it.
One benefit of coming to a memory café is being with people who are experiencing the same things that you are and have been through that fearful stage of ‘do I want to go out? Do I want to interact with people?
Emma who runs the cafe is keen to stress people can just turn up with no obligation, so what's to lose? Give it a try.
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.
We had a great Big Worle Christmas Party,with Father Christmas having his beard tugged a few times to check it waws real - and it was!
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, 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.