The Blakeney Community Green project provides a high quality community space for walking, mother & child play, informal and formal sport close to the village centre in Blakeney, Gloucestershire.
Following our grant from Village SOS, part of the Big Lottery Fund, the leisure path and community cafe project will be complete in the next few weeks as the cafe buildings are installed next to the Village Hall.
Following the grant from Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, work is starting at the same time to provide access to the nature trail woodland area before detail planning and continuing work carries on throughout 2013 in cooperation with Blakeney Primary School and Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.
The five-year project, on land owned by the Blakeney Community Trust, developed from an idea proposed by Blakeney Drop-In and Job Club members, will provide attractive, accessible open space for all parts of the community, young and old, & mothers with young children, active younger or older people who enjoy sport and other activities such as a refreshing walk by a clear stream It is associated with the existing Village Hall and a football pitch for the local village team.
We are on our way. Thanks go to Village SOS, Gloucestershire Environmental Trust, our champion fundraisers Sue and Linda, and to Two Rivers Housing Association for all their encouragement and practical help.
Local organisations are enthusiastically supporting Blakeney Community Green. They include Two Rivers Housing, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, The parish council of Awre, Blakeney Surgery, Gloucestershire Police, and the Youth Club.
Find one on the Nature Trail
Cardiff Half Marathon 2012
Brilliant 2hrs 40 mins performance by our star fundraiser Linda. Well done Linda!!
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Page update May 9th, 2013
Blakeney Community Green, Forest of Dean, The Manse, Bridge Street, Blakeney, Glos GL14 4DJ
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NATURE GRANT AWARDED
The Gloucestershire Environmental Trust awarded Blakeney Community Green £25,000 to continue their project to build a wildlife and nature walk.
ANNUAL REPORT 2012
A real year of progess. Thankyou to all our volunteers, friends and fundraisers and especially the Big Lottery Fund Village SOS. >>>
See report as pdf
CAFE FLIES IN
The Otter Holt cafe now has its own space. To relieve the pressure on the Vlllage Hall, our own cafe space has now been provided with the help of Village SOS, part of the BIG Lottery Fund. The pre-built converted container cafe was lowered into place on Wednesday May 1st and we hope to be up and running by May 10th.