Our group was formed in 2010 when one enthusiastic resident sent out a flyer to neighbours and residents of Calton Gardens, Calton Walk, Alton Place, St Mark’s Gardens, Alexandra Road and Holloway. The action resulted in a meeting attended by around 50 or so local residents anxious to talk about local issues of concern and to get together to meet other members of the immediate community.
Since we were formed, we have continued to hold a range of activities such as regular litter picks, community picnics and barbecues, snow and ice clearance in winter and community film evenings. In 2013, we launched the Beechen Bees project which prompted a series of local gardening initiatives and gained us an RHS “In Your Neighbourhood” Award.
There is no official membership, and everybody from the area is welcome to join in any of our activities. We do have an organising committee and hold an AGM, and we would encourage anyone else who would like to be involved. We like to welcome new residents and help them settle into the area with help and information.