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Building a new heart for Blakeney  -  leisure and recreation space for everyone
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Blakeney Community Green, Forest of Dean, The Manse, Bridge Street, Blakeney, Glos GL14 4DJ

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A real year of progress.

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Otter and Otter at Blakeney
 The Otter Holt  community cafe at Blakeney, is now  running up to  5 days a week, serving local business, dog walkers, health walkers and any one who fancies a fantastic tea, coffee... or just the very best bacon buttie!!   >>>>>>
Soudley- Blakeney Gateway
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Blakeney, Gloucestershire  27 November 2013:  Our Soudley-Blakeney Community Gateway  Project has WON a  £50,000 award from the BIG Lottery People's Millions scheme. Viewers voted for the project on ITV  West Country Tuesday  on 26 November.
The Soudley and Blakeney Community Gateway Project will re-establish an ancient pathway which runs between the two villages to bring the communities together and allow Soudley to share the facilities in Blakeney, ultimately increasing visitors to both villages which will support the local trade and provide local walkers with a great resource to promote community recreation and  healthy walking for everyone. Blakeney Community Green teamed up with Soudley people to design a project to benefit everyone throughout the Soudley Valley and in the two interlinked settlements of Brains Green and Two Bridges.

We were so pleased that our supporters helped us gain the award and wish to thank everyone who voted, throughout Gloucestershire, the Forest of Dean , Blakeney and Soudley and other places in the Forest especially  Lydney, Cinderford and Coleford.

 Of course this is only the start. We are looking for massive practical assistance from volunteers and supporters as the project develops. If you can help, please join. Call or email Rose or Ewart us to  join our supporters' voluntary work teams.
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Thankyou everyone who helped us  win £50,000 for our local communities
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The People's Millions
 ITV crew visit 8th November
Brilliant day!..nearly washed away.
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Soudley-Blakeney Gateway
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Just one of a great series of posters produced by Soudley School
A big thankyou !!!
A massive vote of thanks goes to our brilliant team of sandwich people and canvassers who ensured that everyone who came to the Soudley Saturday Market went away  with a  leaflet, were informed about our project and ever so  ready to vote on 26 November.
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