Sharing the stories and memories of The Willows

Who doesn’t love a good story? Out in the community, people tell so many fascinating tales of local neighbourhood history. This sparked the idea of a local history project/event/celebration/exhibition to capture and share the richness and joy. So, residents of the Willows…do you have stories to tell, and memories to share? Information on our interesting places, businesses, buildings and road names? Photos of the area in times past? Join us at the Acorn Centre, Lummaton Cross on Wednesday 19 June 1.30 – 3.00pm. Bring along your ideas for what an exciting event could look like.

Immediately after this, you can choose if you wish to stay for the Watcombe, Willows & Higher Barton Community Partnership Meeting, which will run from 3 – 4.30pm. Our Community Partnership is a regular meet-up for local people who want to see positive progress in our area. Action-focused, you can talk about what’s happening in the neighbourhood, what matters to you, how to get involved in driving change, and what to celebrate. Our local councillors attend, and we invite guest speakers too.

A date for your diary: on Saturday 15 June 1 – 4pm, the Acorn Centre are hosting a great event where you can find out all about the Centre, and the many activities and groups available for you to join and support. Use the café, take a look at the garden, crafting for kids – come along and have some fun. Please note that all children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult. As part of this event, there will be a fabulous Big Exchange – so please come with any items you no longer want (no furniture or electrical goods, sorry); and take away anything that catches your eye! No money changes hands – community recycling at its best!

The much-valued Mummy and Me group are settled into their new location at St Martin’s Church on Barton Hill Road. Make friends, relax and continue postnatal education every Tuesday during term time 9.30 – 11.30am. For details, contact Lena Fearnley: 0790 337 6340.

To get in touch with me, call 07548 704876 or email [email protected]

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