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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Nick Welch, Chair, DRARA
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have some spare time? Do you fancy helping to tidy and clear neighbours’ gardens? Check out the information – it’s fun and makes a real difference!
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!
Tamasin and Clare