Self Care Week 12-18 November 2018

Bracknell Forest Self Care Week 12-18 November

Check out the JHCL Eventbrite page for two free events at Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare in November 2018 as part of Self Care Week

www.jhcl.eventbrite.co.uk

Community Carpenters – Launching a new community wood workshop – 19th November 2pm-3.30pm

Relax on The Hill – returning to JHCL, a relaxation session led by experienced practitioners, including a site tour and refreshments – 21st November 12.30-2.30pm

Please book free spaces for both of these events using the Eventbrite page above.

For the full details on Bracknell Forest Self Care Week click here


Chelsea Fringe Bracknell Forest ~ May 2018 events at JHCL

As part of Chelsea Fringe Bracknell Forest, Jealotts Hill Community Landshare will be holding two events on 23rd & 24th May 2018*

The full listings of local events within Chelsea Fringe Bracknell Forest, can be found here: Chelsea Fringe Bracknell Forest website

*Please note, both events advertised below are ticketed events, which cost £5 per person, and can be purchased at Jealotts Hill Community Landshare site office.

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Autumn colour festival

Autumn festival JHCL

Please join us for a countryside walk in support of BBC Children in Need, on Sunday 15th October from 10am -12pm. The walk will start from and return to the JHCL car park.

There will also be apple juice pressing from site grown apples, bric-a-brac and plant stalls with plenty of refreshments.

Please email jealotshilllandshare@gmail.com or call 07970356292 to book your space.

 

Warfield Fete

A long way off is Warfield Fete on Saturday 10th June 12 – 4 pm.

This year Jealotts Hill Community Landshare has been nominated as the main group to receive money raised.

The Fete committee have asked if we could help find volunteers to carry donation buckets and help on the day.Volunteers are needed either on the Jealotts Hill Landshare stall, or for the event itself such as car parking and collecting donations.

Please contact David or Kate if you are able to help, so we can show our support to the day as well as raise funds.

Freemasons and the community

Jealotts Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) has received a generous donation of £950 from the  Berkshire Masonic Charity to install lighting and to buy smaller features to enhance a new canopy for the benefit of volunteers and visitors.

The Berkshire Masonic Charity, which launched twenty years ago, gives grants to local charitable causes in Berkshire, and plans to continue to do so well into the future.  The main objectives of the Berkshire Masonic Charity are exclusively charitable, in which all the funds have been raised by the Freemasons of Berkshire.

David Putt, Project Manager at JHCL, expressed his gratitude for this donation and said:

‘Donations like this are key to the running and growth of Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare. The donation will create a  very comfortable environment for volunteers to carry out essential day-to-day tasks and make their time at the site even more enjoyable.  We look forward to a continued relationship with the Freemasons and thank them for their donation.’

The new relationship between both charitable causes was sparked by a JHCL volunteer sharing his experiences and bringing the two community organisations together.

The additional purchases will enhance the large canopy purchased with a grant received from the Tesco Groundworks Bags Of Help Grant Scheme earlier in the year and installed by local company Zenith CSL of Wokingham.

 

Freemasons donation jan17

Walk ‘n’ Wassail, Jan 2017

On 29th January 2017, over 130 people visited Jealotts Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) to enjoy a traditional Wassail celebration despite the drizzling rain.

Approximately 90 members of the public first enjoyed a guided walk, led by local historian Hugh Fitzwilliams, and toured the local Warfield countryside to the JHCL site.

The group then returned to JHCL to be greeted by a bonfire, hot drinks including a spiced apple cup, cakes and stalls, to warm up and socialise.

Ellington Morris Dancers led the traditional Wassail celebrations in the orchard which included  dancing, pouring apple juice on the tree roots and singing. Wassailing was first practiced in the cider orchards of southern England dating back to 1585 to improve the harvest.

Chair of the Friends of JHCL, Mary Sanerkin commented ‘It was great to see such a turn out on a wet day, and shows the public support of the events at JHCL. Thank you to everyone who braved the rain to come and join our celebrations.’

The annual Walk ‘n’ Wassail at JHCL will be held again in January 2018.

 

Wassail Jan 2017, Hot apple cup

Wassail Jan 2017, Morris dancers

Wassail Jan 2017, Walk

New initiative ‘Community First’ starting soon as Green Gym closes

As of Friday 24th February 2017, the Green Gym at Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare has closed. 
The Green Gym has brought new community groups and volunteers to the project, with an enlightened awareness of health and fitness within gardening. 
This has all been due to the hard work and enthusiasm of the Project Coordinator Alex, who has solely built the project at JHCL from the beginning. We all wish Alex great success in the future, and many thanks, on his departure from the project. 
JHCL will be launching a new opportunity, called ‘Community First’ in March 2017, to continue to welcome key community groups and individuals to the Landshare. Full details will be promoted very soon.
If you have any queries relating to this news, please contact Kate at kate.darrall@bracknellforesthomes.org.uk or David Putt, Project Manager.