Category Archives: Illingworth, Bradshaw and Holmfield

Growing together at Threeways

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A new exciting project encompassing food growing and all aspects of gardening has been launched at Three Ways.

This project will bring interested members of the community together to share ideas and tasks to transform the grow site into a productive and creative space. A wide range of plants will be grown for food and attracting beneficial wildlife to create a stimulating and inspiring environment. This will transform a former underused grassed area of little community interest into a valued resource managed by the community for the community.

With the fantastic support from Lloyds Bank, existing volunteers and local people the site has already been transformed.

3 ways polytunnelTwo plastic tunnels are in the works which will provide dry spaces protected from the great Pennine weather to grow delicate plants such as tomatoes and cucumbers and raise seedlings.

 

20 timber framed raised beds have been installed together with a rain water  collection system for watering plants.

3 ways veg beds

To provide on going support with all aspects of the development of the project and to work alongside local people a facilitator (Debs) has been appointed on a part time basis for 12 months.

if you have an interest in gardening, food, fresh air, exercise, would like the chance to get a little fitter, an opportunity to do something different, something social, learn some new skills or just want an excuse to get out of the house… Then this initiative could be right up your street.

All interested people can contact debs by email: debs@3ways.org.uk

The site will be open Mondays and Thursdays 10 am till 3pm every week for now. It is hoped that further funding can be obtained to extend the opening hours of the site to include weekends.

No appointments are necessary just turn up on either Monday or Thursday.

As this is a community resource it will be open to the public on designated days. This means that anyone can come to the site on these days and have a look around. We will publicise these public open days soon.

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Event for Adults with Learning Difficulties

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Over-50s orienteering

Over 50′s Orienteering

A chance for senior citizens to take part in orienteering sessions at Four Fields progressing weekly through expert guidance.
Orienteering is an exciting outdoor adventure sport which involves walking or running whilst navigating around a course using a detailed map and sometimes a compass. The aim is to navigate in sequence between a set of control points and decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time. It does not matter how young, old or fit you are, as you can run, walk or jog the course and progress at your own pace.
Orienteering can take place anywhere from remote forest and countryside to urban parks and school playgrounds. It’s a great sport for socialising and team building and learning new skills.
Or to simplify… orienteering is navigating around a course using basic map work skills which will be taught on the start of the session.
The course will be based at OSCArena, Four Fields, Ovenden, HX2 8AD

Sessions will be held 1pm-3pm every Monday.

For more information please contact Neil Ross on 07974077143 or neil.ross@oscafoundation.co.uk

Volunteer Weekend at Illingworth Cricket Club – NatWest Cricket Force

Woodland management at Beechwood Park Local Nature Reserve

Free money management course

A FREE course from Noah’s Ark Centre, Ovenden, produced in association with Credit Action.

This free four-week course will enable you to manage your money, learn how to budget, increase income/reduce spending, save and borrow sensibly, and deal with debt. Following the course, there’ll be a session on the new benefit rules from Pennine Housing, information about bank accounts from Credit Union, and you will be able to access the internet to let you compare energy deals and/or check your benefit entitlement.

To register your interest please contact the Noah’s Ark Centre on 01422 366911 or email office@noahsarkcentre.org.uk to find out more.

FREE Healthy Cooking Classes