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- Bisley Allotments Find out all about Master Gardeners
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- Oakridge Allotments
- The Fruit Exchange a new project to save unwanted fruit around Stroud from being wasted.
- Sheffield University MYHarvest (Measure Your Harvest) is an opportunity to participate in an exciting research project that will estimate the contribution people who grow their own fruit and vegetable crops are making to UK national food production. For more information on how to contribute see MYHarvest.
- Gardening is good for you - get an allotment!
Researchers from The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences and
Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, used a cohort study of over 4,200 Stockholm residents aged 60 and over. The results of the study, which tracked participants' cardiovascular health for around 12.5 years, were published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
The findings show that keeping active through gardening or DIY projects can cut the risk of heart attack or stroke by up to 30%.
- An interview with Isabel Oliver, Consultant Epidemioligist and Director of Field Epidemioligy for Public Health England, by Lesley Greene. This article was reproduced from Issue 1 2018 of the Allotment and Leisure Gardener magazine with kind permission of the National Allotment Society.
- The latest edition of The Cotswold Lion is now available online.
- Trees have recently been planted along the edge of Thomas Keble playing field in a collaboration between the Parish Council, Thomas Keble school and the Teaching Trees programme of the Royal Forestry Society. There is also advice on suitable species for tree planting in and around Eastcombe.
- Be part of a green recovery with free trees from the Woodland Trust. Community groups and schools wanting to plant trees need get their applications into the Woodland Trust soon. To order your free trees, visit www.woodlandtrust.org.uk before March 2021.
- Parish Tennis Court
There is an all weather tennis court in Oakridge that is available to all residents of Bisley-with-Lypiatt Parish who sign up for membership. Family membership costs just £20.00 a year and the annual subscription is payable to the Parish Clerk at the beginning of April. This seems remarkably good value for those of you who enjoy a game of tennis! To join and for more informtion please contact our Parish Clerk Mrs D Meredith - tel 01452 771 089 or . The Tennis Court Warden is Chris Jeynes and he can be contacted at .
- Sue Ryder Walk to Remember 2020 is a 5 or 10k walk in memory of a loved one. The idea is for walkers to get together with family and friends (at a safe distance of course) and use this as an opportunity to dedicate something to a person they love, and simultaneously raise vital funds to support the work at the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. Walkers will be taking part by walking on any day in October or on the official event day of October 17th. For more information see the Sue Ryder website.
- Stroud District Council October eNews
- Action Fraud - find out about the latest scams and online fraud, and how to avoid them.
- Cotswolds National Landscape (the new name for the Cotswolds Conservation Board) are looking for high quality projects in the Cotswolds that could be delivered relatively quickly if a Caring for the Cotswolds grant was offered. For more information and application forms see their website www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk. The deadline for applications is midnight Friday 4th December 2020.
- The updated Gloucestershire Care and Support Guide for 2020 has been published in association with Gloucestershire County Council. It gives readers information on how to live well for longer, independently, and in their own home. It also explains how to access a wide range of services that are available for people who need extra care or support, whether that's in their own home or in a care home, if that's the right option for them.
The updated guide is available to download, view, or listen to online at www.carechoices.co.uk.
- Library Community Access - replaces the Mobile Library that was withdrawn last year.
- Stroud District Council's Community Services team is reminding residents to make sure their waste and recycling is put out by 6am on the morning of collection. Collection dates have not changed but the times at which collections are made have been revised and some collections will now be earlier.
- The Household Recycling Centre at Pyke Quarry, Horsley is now open for pre-booked visits only. Social distancing measures will be in place to help keep visitors and staff safe and crucially anyone with covid-19 symptoms and those in self-isolating households MUST NOT visit. For more details and to book a slot see the Gloucestershire County Council website.
- Bulk Waste Disposal - Stroud District Council no longer offers free bulk waste collection, but there are lots of options...
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!
Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.
For more information see the Stroud and District U3A website.
The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.
- Frith Youth Club