This page shows a map of the programme area with links to current ongoing activities and projects and will be regularly updated to reflect what is happening in the programme.

Community Growing Community Arts and Events
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Latest project profiles

Bishop's Tachbrook Horticultural Supplies Shed

Bishop's Tachbrook Horticultural and Allotments Society have run a supplies shed for 20 years. The enterprise is run as a cooperative and gives local residents access to competitively priced compost, fetilisers and other growing aids. The 'shed', old shipping container,  had become badly rusted. Water ingress and rodent invasions were damaging stock. The group applied to Get Growing for the replacement of the container in order to allow the continuation of trading.

Burton Green School Get Growing

The whole school community is committed to preserving the rural aspect of the school and has recently purchased a large field next to the existing school site. Plans are currently being finalised to develop this into an outside learning resources to support learning outdoors across the curriculum.
One aspect of the plan was to develop a growing area. The school applied to the Get Growing project to assist in the design and development of a growing area consiting of raised beds, a potting shed and a herb bed. The children are eager to get started!

Sound System for Cubbington Village Hall

The village of Cubbington has been awarded funds to install a new Sound System and an Induction Hearing Loop to bring its Village Hall into the 21st Century.

Monks Kirby Midsummer Country Fair

Newnham Paddox received LEADER funds to host a Country Fair to celebrate the rich rural culture and heritage of Monks Kirby and the surrounding area and continue a tradition granted by Royal Decree nearly 750 years ago.

The event, held on Sunday June 24th 2012, offered a wide variety of stalls, exhibitions, competitions and demonstrations to local residents and visitors. With support from the Monks Kirby Village Hall Committee, the Earl and Countess of Denbigh succeeded in putting on a "brilliantly British Family day out!" which they plan to carry on in years to come.

Brinklow Youth Club Animatronics - Brinklow

Members of the youth club took part in taster animation sessions with a local artist, and will now use LEADER funded umbrella project - Arts On Our Doorstep funding for a series of workshops to learn stop-motion animation techniques. The young people will create their own short film about living in Brinklow, to be shown at the club as part of an open evening with friends, family and neighbours, showing their new skills.