Broadwell Pig Club

Broadwell is a tiny village in rural Warwickshire.

For some time, a group of families had dreamt of starting a pig club.
Having visited the nearby pig clubs at Brinklow and Marton, they were enthused by what could  be achieved.
In June 2013, they heard about the Get Growing project and applied for start up resources and training.
The group delivered a flier to every house in the village and found 8 families interested in joining.
Once a suitable piece of land was found, the group got to work in preparing it for a fenced pen with two arcs.
The Get Growing project funded fencing, an arc, training and troughs.

The first piglets were delivered at the end of November and were nicely settled in by Christmas.

Latest news and related projects

  • Get Growing! is a fantastic LEADER funded service project which aims to brings together people in the rural parishes of Warwick District and Rugby Borough by providing support and resources for community food growing initiatives in their location. Building a sense of community by supporting people to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

    Get Growing! can help your community to grow, by providing gardening support and advice, training courses, growing equipment, publicity materials and resources you need, up to the value of approximately £3000.

  • In September 2013, the Willoughby Parish Council applied for a Get Growing Grant to create some new community allotments in the centre of the village.
    With a waiting list of approximately 12 families, the council decided to acquire part of a grazing field to allotment plots. It hadn’t been cultivated for many years, so needed clearance.
    A boundary of fencing and a gate was be installed with the Get Growing grant.

  • Marton Pig Club, a community club, which collectively cares for and breed pigs for meat have secured LEADER funding to purchase hog roast and sausage making equipment to support the social element of their club.

    The club have also established an outreach programme to educate other villages on setting up Pig Clubs and aims to introduce many others to the benefits of communal pig keeping and producing your own food.

     

     

     

  • The Ansty allotments are owned by the Ansty Sports and Social Club. All plot holders are members of the thriving club.  
    The plots are located a short distance from the club building and have now buildings or sheds for storage of equipment or shelter.
    The Association applied to Get Growing for a communal shed that would enable members to shelter and store communal equipment.

  • 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.