By Usha Garrattley, Community Builder for Ellacombe & Plainmoor
In keeping with Spring the season of new beginnings it’s uplifting to see new buds of activities slowly opening up across the community….the Evening Stroll now into it’s 5th season began again last week, meeting at the Cliff Railway Café, with 5 intrepid walkers who braved the chilly evening to embrace the chance of company with others. The walks at Babbacombe every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and the Seafront, meeting at Debenhams, every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month are on a booking basis (see contact details below)
Another project starting up with community involvement and supported by Groundwork South is looking at the future of Brewery Park asking the questions: How would you like Brewery Park to ‘spring’ back into action? What needs doing? What would you like happening in your park? The group are also looking at potential areas for Pollinator patches which will create a patchwork of flowerbeds in community spaces to provide nectar-rich flowers for pollinators.
Another new beginning is going to be the launch of an Ellacombe & Plainmoor Community Magazine – What would you like to see in your magazine? Would you like to write an article? Could you deliver copies in your road / street? Are you a business who would like to advertise in it? Are you a creative person with marketing skills looking for a new business challenge? We can offer support and advice and some start-up funds to the right person for this job.
Whilst down in Ellacombe Park having some fun ‘chalking up the ‘bay’ some great ideas were flowing Having a recycle / swap day once a month in the park – an Ellacombe Fair/music event/picnic in the park. What are your ideas?
The opportunities for new beginnings and creating a difference in your community are endless but to enable these ideas to become a reality we need community involvement and I would love to hear from you!
If you are interested in finding out more about any of the above please give me, Usha Garrattley, Community Builder for Ellacombe & Plainmoor a call on 07702557723 or email: Ushagarrattley@torbaycdt.org.uk or have a look at: www.facebook.com/UshacommunityBuilder/