Capels Mill dipping

From May, Stroud District Council, who own the land at Capel’s Mill, provided funding for us to do eight days of maintenance, which we have run as sixteen half days.

We are having monthly workdays through the winter, where a core of volunteers lead the maintenance, cutting back to improve access and visibility, litter picking, scything and raking up the meadow, while Richard’s team have been maintaining the young trees: removing tubes, tying up fallen trees, mulching with woodchip.

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Gem garden beforeTGem garden afterhis project is going from strength to strength with 11 participants signed up through our charity. 

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, the GEM Project aims to engage with and support individuals within Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work.        

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Woodworking for health and wellbeing

Greenhouse 1Greenhouse 2The Green Health Team has been working on a new project in partnership with The Beeches Day Care Centre, Beeches Green, Stroud. The centre, run by Gloucestershire County Council supports adults with physical and and mental disabilities.

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Slow worm 1Our contract work continues well with monthly visits to Rowcroft Medical Centre, Omnitrack at Rodborough Court, Tesco balancing pond (a site adjacent to Rackleaze Wetland) and our quarterly visits to The Apperley Centre, Stonehouse.

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Wild classrooms 1

Wild Classrooms aims to support children’s outdoor learning and builds on the foundations laid by our earlier educational projects, Get Growing and Growing Wild. The project is funded by the Ernest Cook Trust and the Summerfield Charitable Trust and was launched in January 2017.As the Wild Classroom project officer, I have developed free resources which link what’s going on outside with the science curriculum.

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Orchid 2Rackleaze Wetland, Cam

Our partnership with Cam Parish Council at this wetland site continues with the managing and maintenance of footpaths and the scything of grassland.

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Creating a Sensory Garden, Stratford Park, Stroud 

Sensory garden 1The first stages of work building disabled footpaths at Stratford Park’s Sensory Garden Project are underway. This project is a partnership between Stroud Valleys Project, Stroud District Council (SDC) and other organisations. It won partial funding through Tesco supermarket’s ‘Blue Token’ community scheme that run with additional funding coming from SDC to support the project.

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Shop front 2013

Opened in May 2011 to help provide unrestricted income for our charity, our shop sells a wide range of new eco products, which includes those that help around the house and garden, and gifts. 

We like to stock environmentally versions of things customers buy regularly so please let us know of anything that we do not currently have which you would like us to stock. We can then look into whether we can!

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Raised bedsRyeleaze is the upper school section of the Stroud and Cotswold Alternative Provision School, the students we are working with so far are 13 – 14 years old. The aim of the project is to create a gardening and outdoor social space.

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ONewt Barrierur work with Kingswood Parish Council at the Wild About Kingswood project has continued over the past few months with the Great Crested Newt (GCN) survey once again taking place as well as a great bat walk led by my friend and ex SVP colleague Nadine Symkatz-Kloss.

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registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

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