This is an invitation to come along to a relaxed meeting to decide what events we would like to make happen for DRARA this year.
Tam and Clare would like to re-establish more of an “events team” feel to how things work, and so would very much welcome you to come along to share ideas and help plan out how to make it all happen.
See you at 84 Divinity Road, 7.30pm, Mon 22/01/2018 !
Tam and Clare
The DRARA living advent calendar seems to be a great success. Plenty of really exciting displays for children and adults to tick off from their calendars! I’m sure that the event will be repeated next year, so if you would like to take part please Email Clare Ridley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the DRARA Christmas living advent calendar at goo.gl/uD6fbr updated 21/12/2017.
Some festive DRARA house photos, not necessarily calendar participants: photos https://photos.app.goo.gl/kxGvjoEYCZKFc26s2
Please see the DRARA Christmas living advent calendar updated 16/12/2017.
It’s finally here… the Christmas 2017 DRARA Living Advent Calendar! Every day during December, solve the clues and see what literally is in each window…
Yes, we have homes across our streets who will unveil a festive display each day of December.
To find the house, you need to solve a simple clue and then head off to explore, find and revel in a bit of festive cheer.
Clue for 1st December: ‘In the south of the lower field, 50 squash is quite a good yield. Lose one and your clue is sealed.’
Check the DRARA website to see clues and print the advent calendar, or I will email you each day with the clue of the day….
If you fancy joining in, we still have 4 slots, just email email Clare Ridley at email@example.com
PLEASE CHECK EACH DAY FOR NEW CLUES AND FOR UPDATES ON NEW HOUSES AND CLUES…
The Great Christmas Get Together
Following the huge success in our Meal in the Street, and across the nation, The Great Get Together is launching The Great Christmas Get Together. Seeking to help build and strengthen communities, and especially to reach out to reduce loneliness at this sometimes difficult time of year, we thought it would be wonderful to join in again! Watch out for more through December on this.
Our main community event is the Christmas Carolling in Little Minster on Dec 19th. Please do link with your neighbours and come together to enjoy warming mince pies, mulled wine and apple juice and a festive singalong!
Back by popular demand and scheduled to be a part of the Great Get Together. Music, swimming pool, crafts and great company! Bring some food to share and enjoy an afternoon getting to know each other.
Meet 2pm bottom of Bartlemas Lane. A special DRARA tour of this ancient and unique site
Sun 28 Lye Valley Nature Walk, 11am- 1pm, meet at Slade entrance to valley just south of Girdlestone Road. Hosted by famous ecologist Dr Judy Webb, this is a wonderful walk to explore the lesser known nature of the Lye Valley.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Welch, Chair, DRARA