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  • Fly Fishing Day

    On Monday we met up with Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) who were keen to learn how to fly fish. We chose Carman Fishery because it is local and the perfect place to learn. On arrival the fish were all over the surface and we were keen to get Read more [...]

  • Electrofishing & Invertebrate Day

    Our ambition at the Trust is to understand more about the wider Loch Lomond catchment. A few weeks ago we finished up our electrofishing season by looking at burns which have not been surveyed before but are close to the local community . We looked at the Whiteleys burn and Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens October 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens October 2019                   Sowing onion sets at the Bishop’s Palace Vegetable Garden Update      October has been very wet, it has rained and rained but it hasn’t stopped us and our wonderful team of volunteers turning out in force for our gardening sessions. The harvests may Read more [...]

  • October update

    Hope allotments blog – October 2019 It’s been a bit of a wet and blustery October so far with the first frost which, fortunately, did not do any damage to our crops. We will continue to harvest our frost tender Tomatoes, Beans and Chillies until the weather gets colder which Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens September 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens September 2019                            Sunflower ‘Red Sun’ stealing the show in the borders Update      September is always a time to gather in the crops and this year we’ve had the most wonderful produce to harvest. The runner beans are finally coming to an Read more [...]

  • Climate Striking 101

    Wait – what’s happening?! Young people are calling for everyone across the planet to disrupt business as usual by joining the global climate strikes. It’s about sounding the alarm and show politicians that business as usual is no longer an option. Millions of school strikers have already been leaving their Read more [...]

  • ADAPT Youth Inclusive Dance Company

    Wow! what a busy year ADAPT Youth Inclusive Dance Company have had so far. ADAPT Youth Inclusive Dance Company have received numerous funding over the course of the year from the following funders: Devon Community Foundation, Local Giving, Magic Little Grants, WHSmiths, Claire Milne Trust and more recently Boost. This Read more [...]

  • Children and Young people Holiday Scheme

    Our holiday schemes give children the chance to try new subjects and have some fun. Summer activities Every summer we put on a wide range of free activities and events for all the family; from team sports , cooking, dancing, healthy living, sewing, fashion and design, day trips to seaside Read more [...]

  • Zoe’s Blog

    On the 24th August 2019 (Saturday), The East Lincolnshire Down Syndrome Family Support Group made Tomato Swirls.    This helps the kids with Down Syndrome- and the siblings!- to develop an independent, important life skill: cooking. These Tomato Swirls help with the skill of preparing a meal, following instructions and Read more [...]

  • A history of The New Brighteners

    Loving the New Brighton Shore In late Summer of 2009, a local couple moved to the fabled land of Nue Bryetun, now known as, New Brighton, not in itself an unusual event. Being beach lovers, and seeing litter all over the beach, unlike others they didn’t ignore it. Instead they Read more [...]

  • Is it ‘Litter’, or is it ‘Rubbish’?

    Words have different meanings to different people in differing situations. Whilst doing a recent May Bank Holiday ‘litter’ pick I approaching a group of 6 teenage girls sitting on the sand and simple asked, ‘got any litter for my bag?’ [clearly seeing the litter around them] ‘No, don’t think so’, Read more [...]

  • Is Plastic The Problem?

    Well of course the instant, totally rational answer is, ‘yes, it’s a terrible problem’,  which, of course, is a perfectly logical reaction to what we see in the media: TV, newspapers, social media, the web etc. But is it the real problem?  After all, plastic is an amazing material.  It Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens August 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens August 2019                                    Just some of the produce from the gardens. Update      It’s harvest time in the community gardens and the produce has been amazing. Our volunteers have been working so hard bringing it all in to share Read more [...]

  • Whippet Up Wellbeing and Creativity

    Whippet Up uses art and creativity to help boost wellbeing. We have people referred into our three weekly wellbeing groups. Each wellbeing group helps contribute to other bigger community events. Over the summer our groups have been building a Viking boat and costumes to commemorate the Viking invaders that sailed Read more [...]

  • Up and Running!

    The ‘It’s Better Together’ Project funded by #Greggs4Good is now in full swing. Having purchased new Audio Visual equipment we are having a weekly coffee morning which has grown from 3 people initially to 12 at the last one. We have also had our first Film Night – ‘Brassed Off’ Read more [...]

  • The children take over The Berry Maze

    The children take over the Berry Maze It’s been a year and a half since the Berry Maze was planted, in November 2017. It was the result of a one year campaign which has seen the community coming together, donating time, money and skills to make this wild dream a Read more [...]

  • Butterflies Transforming lives

    Our grant to develop friendship group for the bereaved is making a real difference to the lives of people of all ages who have lost loved ones either recently or over the years. We have seen the numbers increase and have now started weekly sessions rather than twice a month.

  • Memory Boxes with Rotherham Social Days

    As usual we have had the most wonderful day creating Memory Boxes specifically for a fabulous group of ladies and gents from Rotherham Social Days. Forteas which is the name of our Community Dementia Friendly Tearooms based inside Edlington Hilltop Centre here in Doncaster is one of their preferred destinations Read more [...]

  • D-day commemoration

    Our biggest event so far was a D-Day commemoration, with a structured service being followed by an informal indoor street party in the afternoon. We had a fantastic turn out, with invited guests from all branches of the armed forces, alongside elected officials, and representatives of a number of partner Read more [...]

  • Growing Story Garden

    Nestled in the heart of Somers Town the Story Garden has begun to take root. Global Generation’s newest meanwhile space has been rising from the hardcore and concrete. With 10 days to go till opening on July 13th the garden had a skeletal form but was still greatly in need Read more [...]


    After we left Stir to Action (see previous blog) we travelled up to Stroud in Gloucestershire to take part in Seed Festival – a festival for Planting Big Ideas. We were invited by Semble who are a bridge between Big Corps and Community Groups and we were asked if we Read more [...]

  • Let’s Get Active

    We have had the most amazing time over the last few months getting active with the Greggs Foundation Grant we received. Our Young People went swimming during Half Term and had the best time playing around with floats and enjoying going under the water whilst our Playworkers took photos of Read more [...]

  • Update from the Community Gardens July 2019

    Update from the Community Gardens July 2019                                           The garden coming into its own Update      Summer is in full swing in the community gardens. The early charlotte potatoes were delicious and we’re now on to the main crop. The sweet Read more [...]

  • Round and round the farm we go!!

    Our farm paths now go the whole way around the school farm, thanks to GM Building and Property Services Limited who gave their time to lay tens of tons of gravel.  The children can now do the daily mile on our back field, as well as safely reach the school Read more [...]

  • What a difference a day makes!

    These wonderful volunteers from RPS group created more paths around the school farm, shoveling tons of gravel in baking sunshine.  Now the pupils can safely reach the school chickens come rain or shine.  Thanks to RPS for working so hard and achieving so much!!

  • TAP Filipino Elders Centre Stage!

    Although 10% of our membership originate from the Philippines we have not previously held a cultural celebratory event. So we very much welcomed an approach from a group of our Filipino elders asking if they could put together one. We were able to obtain generous sponsorship from British Land as Read more [...]

  • Nanas that knit

    Since receiving money from Greggs, AList have been able to purchase wool to continue with our knitting for different charitable causes. These are school v-neck jumpers for students in India, Dementia ‘twiddlemuffs’, knee blankets for the elderly, blankets for the children’s ward in both the Freeman and RVI Hospitals in Read more [...]

  • Our residential trip

    Thanks to the Greggs 4 Good grant that we received, we managed to subsidise a residential trip for 10 of our deaf children and their families. They had an amazing time trying out some new sporting activities in a safe environment with no communication barriers. They made new friendships and Read more [...]

  • On the edge of the Abyss

    I am in the middle of a desolate wasteland balancing on the edge of an abyss looking in, all I can see is darkness looking down into the abyss, as much as I struggle to look for the bottom of the abyss I can’t see anything because of the darkness, Read more [...]

  • My Journey into the darkness

    24901712, the only number that is burned into my memories, I would forget phone numbers, my wife’s birthday or my wedding anniversaries but I never forgot my army service number. It was the first thing that was issued to me when I reported to the training depot for basic training Read more [...]

  • Connected Conservation

    🐟🦟🌿 Connected Conservation Project 🐟🦟🌿   During June, we had the pleasure of working with Nat 4 Biology students from the Vale of Leven Academy to connect them to their local burn, the Mill burn.   To start, we told them about history of the Mill burn, and how it Read more [...]

  • Wild Trails

    The River Leven has a number of paths and trails running along its length. In fact near the Strathleven estate, there is a lovely network of trails that locals and those working in the area can access if they want to walk somewhere a bit more peaceful. We would highly Read more [...]

  • Help bring back wildlife July 19

    Bring back the animals to the city! The Ministry of Multispecies Communications will be visiting the Fairbridge Road Play Street to help us summon back our missing wildlife this Sunday.  

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