The Halloween Event at Common Growth was a success. Many thanks to Suriya, Ruth, Louise, Ella and Jim who organised it. There was games, singing, planting, art, and a soup making demonstration by Louise from Grow Wild. The photos attached tell the story of a fun afternoon! It is great to see that the space is put to good use this time a year. Hope to see more of this at CG in the future.
We’ll be doing more building stuff over the winter period. Not too much growing anymore – apart from Broad beans and garlic, and some salads. We’re also waiting to pick the brussels sprouts and dig up the Jerusalem Artichokes. Does anybody know how you’re supposed to know the artichokes are ready for digging up?
Some of us have discussed having a ‘Christmas Party’ at the garden with mulled wine and mince pies! You’ll definitely be invited if it happens…!
See you soon.
What will happen?
1. Residents will narrow down the types of community projects to get a share of the £43,750 Assembly Fund this year. The assembly has a large action plan of projects suggested by residents. This is your chance to help select which types of projects and ideas are most important for local
- Youth activities and support projects
- Community activities
It is also a chance to add more ideas around projects.
Find out how to volunteer (eg for Honor Oak Community Library, the assembly co-ordinating group and the Pensioners Shopping Bus) and how to get more volunteers from Lewisham Volunteer Centre for your community group.
3. Honor Oak Community Centre Library
Come and see what is available at the centre and join on the evening. There will be storytellers for children in the library during the meeting.
4. Damp and Mould Review
Information from councillors on the official review on the problems tenants are having with damp and mould in their homes.
5. Community Information
- Updates from local community groups
- Family Mosaic Housing Association will give information on the Hilton House redevelopment (Honor Oak Estate)
Registration 6.45pm, food and drinks provided. Free crèche available for over 2’s (limited spaces). Storytellers for children in the library (lounge) during the meeting.
“This helps to get neighbours involved and also to get to know each other”
In order of importance, they saw the benefits of this community gardening project to be based at Sandbourne Road as:
- Providing activities for the children
- Creating a pleasant space to spend some time in
- Getting to know our neighbours
- Producing local sustainable food
- Providing workshops and learning opportunities
- Supporting the Hill Station café