Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Copyright Adrian S Pye and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Copyright Adrian S Pye and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

New Project: Flintstones, St Mary, West Stow

We had some great applications to this year's People's Pot Small Grant fund, and we're delighted to announce that we are able to provide each of the projects with some funding. Over the next few weeks we'll introduce each of the new projects.

Next up is Flintstones, at St Mary's Church in West Stow. This is a project to repair three flint walls within the church yard. Volunteers of all ages will get together to clear up the church grounds and prepare the walls for restoration, and then work with a local flint expert to restore the walls. A large tree has already been felled which was threatening the stability of the historic walls.

If you would like to get involved, come along on Saturday, 16th July, when St Mary's church in West Stow is holding a day for the community to join in and give the church and churchyard a face-lift. Members of the village, including the Parochial Church Council, will be tending and improving the churchyard by way of some serious mowing, strimming, cutting and pruning. At the same time, those who prefer inside work will be polishing, vacuuming and dusting the inside of the church, from tower top to floor kneelers.

Part of the day's effort will be devoted to readying the extensive flint wall surrounding the churchyard for work to start on its rebuild.

The day's efforts will begin at 9.00am and finish at 5pm with a barbecue for all those who will generously have given their time. If you would like to take part, and you have not already informed the churchwardens, please contact them by telephoning 01284 728745. Participants will be provided with light refreshments during the day. It would help greatly if strimmers, mowers, secateurs and other gardening equipment could be brought along by those taking part.