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Sun 21/05/2017 14:00-18:00 :: DRARA Open Gardens

Sun 21  May Open Gardens, 2-6pm, register at Sinnet Court

A wonderful afternoon visiting the amazing gardens of the neighbourhood

Yes, Open Gardens is coming! This is always a brilliant event, when we get the chance to visit and view the fruits of our neighbours hard work.
Be prepared to be inspired with great ideas and swop gardening tips! This is also our main charity fund raising event, so its a great way to enjoy and contribute
Also, there was a date error regarding the DRARA Talks later this month – It is on Tuesday 23rd May

 

Tue 23/05/2017 19.30 – 21.00 :: DRARA Talk with Community Police Team

The next DRARA Talks will be on Tuesday May 23rd 7.30 – 9.00 pm at the Richard Benson Hall. Sgt Neil Bouse and colleagues from the Community Police Team will come to discuss the concerns and issues that are having an impact on our local community.
The session will cover:
the core role of the Police Service and the local Community Police Team,
what the team does, the role of the PCSOs and constables,
ASB – Cowley Road nigh time economy and student behaviour.
Discussion on the core role of the Community Police Team will give us the opportunity to cover concerns about drug use and update us on child sexual abuse, both issues that have been major concerns.

We would also like to know what you would Neil Bouse and colleagues to consider, so please let Nick Welch know at nickhgw92@gmail.com

Best wishes

Nick

Nick Welch, Chair, DRARA

 

DRARA Freecycle day :: Sunday 19/03/2017 10:00-16:00

Started your spring cleaning? Clearing out furniture, books, kitchen or garden equipment, CDs, DVDs, or the toy box?

Don’t throw it away!  Don’t take it to the dump!

Give your unwanted things a new home!

It’s easy.

1.Put any unwanted items that could still be useful in your front garden on Freecycle Day
2.Put this flyer next to the items you want to freecycle and remove any items from your garden that you don’t want taken
3.Let someone else find them and give them a good home
4.Walk around and see what takes your fancy – you never know what you might find!

If you have any queries, please call Clare on 456185 or email events@drara.org.uk

DRARA Events planning meeting – What do we want to make happen this year??? Thu 19 Jan 2017 20:00 – 21:30 at 84 Divinity Road

Open to everyone, this meeting is where we kick start the events year. Together we share ideas of events we either want to do again or new ones that we think would be great to do. We discuss if we think we can actually commit to them, and then put a date to when would be good to run them. It’s as simple as that!

Our events have been amazing – they really have been brilliant ways for us all to get to know each other, try something new and find out more of interest. We can only commit however, to events if we know there are people prepared to actually help. We always like to have led person, but in addition, its about having several hands ready to do a bit that together makes the processes less onerous as well as enjoyable.

We already have a small group of fab events people – we would love to meet and hopefully add to our number….so come along and tell us what you think and hopefully, give a bit of time to make the year ahead as brilliant as last year!

Thanks
Tamasin and Clare

An Evening with Dementia in Mind

Tues 22nd November 2016, 7.00pm at Southfield Golf Club, Hill Top Rd OX4 1PF
(Parking available)
In order to help us better understand dementia; the needs of those who live with it and their families and carers, Claire Sexton, from the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends Initiative, will be leading the evening. It should last 1–1.5 hrs depending on questions and discussion.
This is a Divinity Road Area Residents’ Association initiative, but is open to anyone who has an interest. Please do let people know that this event is taking place and put the date in your diary. If you are coming, it would be especially helpful if you could let us know.

Nick Welch: email: nickhgw92@gmail.com or Jo Gilmour: 01865 248576

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative go to https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=2070

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Warneford Meadow Apple Day, on Sunday 9th October 2016, 12-4pm.

Hot on the heals of a spectacular Film In the Street, our next event is Warneford Meadow Apple Day, on Sunday 9th October, 12-4pm.

It’s a wonderful chance to enjoy the amazing meadow and apple orchard on our doorstep and team up with your neighbours to gather and press apples under the expert guidance of Rupert Griffin from Tiddly Pommes. Bring a container, and you can take away some of the free juice!

In addition there will be:
– tea and cake stall (all cake and biscuit donations much appreciated!)
– fruit-themed face painting and apple games
– apple pie/cake competition, with prizes (ideally produced using apples from the orchard)

Apple Day is being held in the orchard itself this year – follow signs from the Hilltop Road entrance to the meadow.

And don’t forget…
– Bring a container for juice
– Arrive early if possible, as we can’t start pressing until we have collected a lot of apples!
– bring your apple cake or pie to enter the competition, and any donations for the cake stall
– bring picnic chairs or blankets if you want something to sit on
– kites are great fun in the meadow if there’s some wind, so bring a kite if you have one!

Unless the weather is really bad, apple day will go ahead (a bit of rain never did anyone any harm!).

Any questions, please get in touch with Tamasin on 421815, or email secretary@drara.org.uk

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