Big Lunch Big Success Jun 7

2015-06-07 13.12.10
Highlights in Summary:

  • 550 people came along to Sunday’s Big Lunch
  • Everyone who wanted free food had it –  something like 200 burgers/sausages donated by the Hill Station
  • We had 22 stalls and all of the traders loved having the opportunity to sell and promote their wares
  • We had 13 different bands/solo performers from Beat Boxing to Gospel to Joy Choir to Rasta and SKA band2015-06-07 14.04.23
  • We raised £475 for Nepal and Syrian refugee projects
  • Lots of new people came up at the end and said they had really felt welcomed and appreciated the opportunity to be part of the community vibe.
  • Good that we had new links with House of Bread church and the New Life church which meets at Askes
  • The kids activities which Kate and Catherine did were great
  • The Zumba dancing went down so well.
  • Although takings at the café were down on the day (with so much free food outside) we were able to offset that with a good bar on the day so that’s good.2015-06-07 16.36.33
  • We had lots of volunteers (including 4 Askes boys) who stayed till the end to help clear up- THANKS!
  • Lots of photos and nice comments on Facebook

FOLLOW UP OPPORTUNITIES

  • If you heard the Syrian refugee appeal and want to donate here’s the link
  • If you are interested in getting involved with Bold Vision – we want young people, old people, ideas people, admin people. We are a friendly bunch and hate boring meetings so try to have good discussions. We meet once a month in the evening. Contact Catherine (cmshovlin@gmail.com) or John (jknepler2@gmail.com) if you want to chat about it

Sharing Lunch 26 Dec

Whether you just fancy a change of scene or you’d like a bit of company over the holiday period, you are extremely welcome to join us for our Boxing Day sharing lunch.

We’ve been doing this for a few years now at the Hill Station on Kitto Rd. It’s a casual affair, pop in for a free cup of tea sharing foodand a quick chat or bring along some of your festive leftovers and share with others. I’ve particularly enjoyed it when people have brought food they would have eaten at Christmas in their home country, but mince pies are welcome too!

We’ll be around and open from 12 till 4. Hope to see you there.

 

Playclub Fundraiser

 

 

 

 

Come along to the Telegraph Hill Playclub Fundraiser on Friday 21 November.
6-8pm Kids Frozen Singalong
8-1030pm Comedy night with live music with a fantastic lineup (Adult only)
There will be food and a licensed bar.
Turn up on the night and have a great time raising much need funds for our well loved, community Playclub. Our target is to raise at least £700.

Fundraiser-finalv3 Fundraiser-finalv3

 

Children’s workshop: Decorate and Plant your own Salad Box

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday the 28th of May we have a great half-term filler with the decorate and plant your own salad box children’s workshop. Encourage your children to grow and eat delicious and healthy food, and take home your own salad box to look after.

  • See and taste salad growing in the garden
  • Vegetable Garden Friends ‘Salad Sing-Along’
  • Planting seeds and decorating a salad box to take home

The workshop will start at 10.30 and will run for approximately 1h30. It is free to come along, and we will provide all materials. The workshop will be led by Suriya Pieris and Ruth Robinson.

Common Growth Community Garden, Sandbourne Road, New Cross, SE4 2NS

The workshops are informal and fun, and a great way to learn a few more gardening skills and share tips with other gardeners. If you would like to attend or want more information, then please text Rich on 07901 360321 or email commongrowthuk@gmail.com giving the name of attendees and a contact telephone number and which course at which garden you’d like to attend. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All courses are free, but we suggest a £3 voluntary donation to help cover the costs of materials.

Hope to see you soon!

https://www.facebook.com/Commongrowth

garlic harvest 2010 016

Are you a Lewisham home resident

Bold Vision Common Growth April 2011

Community Gardening and Cooking in and around New Cross

Did you know there is currently funding for both Gardening Projects and Community Projects available through Lewisham Homes?
‘Lets Get Gardening’ Fund to develop community gardens, food growing areas, hanging baskets, wild flowers etcIts a very simple application all you need is two named Lewisham homes residents on the application to express interest.We would love to see more planting in the New Cross area either for food growing or for wildlife. Could you continue 1000 Sunflowers for New Cross where you live?Deadline Monday 17th February
For further Question call Lewisham Homes Community Involvement: 0208 613 7664see document here.
Community Fund 2014
Got an idea that will improve the community, environment or safety in your area? Apply for a grant of up to £5,000 from the Lewisham Homes
Community Fund 2014.Last year, the Community Fund helped kick-start 16 local projects, ranging from street dance lessons in Sydenham, a business enterprise course for young people, improving the Heston Nature Garden, sporting activities for 8-14 year olds in Deptford to a family and neighbour activity weekend for residents on the Kender Estate.What you need to knowYour project must benefit Lewisham Homes’ residents, and meet one of
the following criteria of:
* Improving the community
* Improving the local environment
* Improving safety in the areaApplications open 3rd March and closing date 14th April
Would you like Grow Wild to deliver workshops? These could be community cooking sessions, pick and preserve workshops or something else!Get in touch with Sarah at Grow Wild if you would like to discuss either of the above growwildlondon@gmail.com
Grow Wild is a community food growing, cooking and sharing project in New Cross and the surrounding areas. Grow Wild is out to make a difference by working in partnership with local organisations to initiate and run community food growing and cooking activities. 
growwildlondon@gmail.comwww.growwild.org.ukwww.facebook.com/growwildlondonGrow Wild |170 New Cross Road | London SE14 5AA | United Kingdom

Not the Offiice Christmas party Dec 16

officeOn Monday 16th December the Hill Station will be running a Christmas Lunch for any local residents who work from home and would love to have a Christmas Social! Get your ticket here

Starting at 12noon we will offer:
* A welcome drink and nibbles
* A seasonal starter
* Christmas meal complete with all the trimmings
* Christmas pudding and mince pies,
* Coffee and chocolates.

and yes there’ll be crackers and silly hats and some live music.

Vegetarian option available (state when booking)

The price for the set 3 course meal is £18.00 (or £30 for two or more people booked in as a group) and you will be able to bring your own wine or beer for a small corkage fee.

This will be a great opportunity to network with other local home-workers and share some seasonal spirit – or at  least show how happy you are that you don’t have to go to an official Christmas office party !

Booking is essential as we can only seat 60 guests. Get your ticket here