Christmas Party 2019

We had a really great afternoon at St Marks on 8th December when we all came together to celebrate the season. A good turn out for the communal feasting, carol singing and craft making. The ever popular Raffle raised £101 which we will use to keep this group running in 2020 and beyond…

Another fab BBQ in the sun

We’re so pleased that so many were able to come to the widcombewest barbecue (Sat 6 July) and make it such a convivial event. A special thank you to the musicians, those who lent barbecues, those who helped set up or clear up, the young people who ran the raffle and all of you who brought food to make such a wonderful spread!

We’re pleased to announce that we raised £57 from the raffle and this will be added to the widcombewest fundraising pot. Later in the year, we hope to find a local improvement project to spend funds raised at recent events.

Successful Open Gardens Event

 The Widcombe West Open Garden event on 23rd May 2019 was a huge success and we want to thank everyone who helped to make it such an enjoyable evening. From those who opened their gardens to those who gave plants for the plant stall, who donated wine, who helped us clear up at the end and generally all who came along and entered into the positive spirit of the evening – a big thank you!  

We hope you enjoyed meeting some new neighbours and old friends. And perhaps you’ve been inspired to open your garden next year?

To top it all we made just over £100 to put towards future community activities and events – thank you for your generosity!

Sun shines on second widcombewest Open Gardens evening

We could not have been luckier with the weather at our second widcombewest Open Gardens evening on Thursday May 12th. Four local residents had offered to open up their gardens for the evening.

Chewing the fat in Ruth's garden in Calton Walk

Chewing the fat in Ruth’s garden in Calton Walk

The evening wasn’t about winning awards or showing off prize dahlias, but really to provide new ideas about just what works and what can be done in our small urban outdoor spaces. There’s plenty that can be achieved to encourage wildlife and pollinators by giving some thought to bee-friendly planting.


Brian and Andrew's bijou garden in Calton Walk

Brian and Andrew’s bijou garden in Calton Walk


Upwards of 35 visitors came out to enjoy an evening stroll around the locality, glass of Prosecco in hand, chat to neighbours about all things horticultural and put the world to rights generally. The last few hard core visitors lingered on in one of the gardens well after dark to continue the conversation by candlelight.



Community celeidh 2016 goes with a swing

A great evening was had by all on April 23rd as dancers lined up to strip the willow and thread the needle at the St. Mark’s Community Centre Celeidh. The Student Volunteering V Team organised the event as in previous years, and came up trumps with a great band and caller, a pay bar and raffle. It was wonderful to see the mix of age groups lining up to join in the fun.