Update: Entry is now closed. There weren't enough entrants to run through the whole of December so it will now start on 8th at 10 Birdwood.
9th: 123 St Thomas Square
10th: 101 St Thomas Square
11th: 50 Chalmers Road
12th: 45 St Thomas Square
13th: 7 St Thomas Square
14th: 83 St Thomas Square
15th: 58 St Thomas Square
16th: 101 Birdwood Road
17th: 64 St Thomas Square
18th: 16 St Thomas Square
19th: 42 Chalmers Road
20th: 13 St Thomas Square
21st: 26a Ward Road
22nd: 15 St Thomas Square
23rd: 29 St Thomas Square
24th: 95 St Thomas Square
Extending the success of last year’s St Thomas’ Square/street advent calendar, this year they are planning to extend it to the surrounding roads – Birdwood Road, Ward Road, Chalmers Road, Gray Road, Walpole Road, Tiverton Way, Budleigh Close, The Ancaster Estate, St Thomas’s Square/Road. Every day between 1st December and 24th December they are aiming for a different house to show something Christmassy in a window. Design can be big or small!
If you would like to take part, please email email@example.com (or drop a note through 15 St Thomas Square) before 22nd November 2021. You can state a preference for a date. Which window and the design is completely up to you – it doesn’t have to be grand!
How will it work?
1) Email Carrie to tell her you want to participate
2) She'’ll allocate you a date
3) In the run up to your date, display that date in your window so people can see what’s coming
4) On the day, decorate your window
5) Ideally keep it up until Christmas!
6) A list of houses who are participating will be sent round so you can go and spot the windows each day.
From Carrie Symington via the BARA committee
You can now download the October newsletter.
Cambridge Online has been revealed last night as a finalist for the first-ever Craig McDonald Memorial Prize, organised as part of the national Digital Leaders 100. Awards. The award is to recognise grassroots organisations working in their local areas to fix the digital divide and a public vote is now open to decide the winner of the £5k prize, who will be announced on 11 November. People can vote for Cambridge Online to win by going to https://digileaders100.com/craig-macdonald. It just takes ticking a box and entering your email, so no time at all to help them in this way.
They were shortlisted for their work over lockdown, which has now supplied about 500 households with devices and/or connectivity (quite a few families with more than one device too) and helped around 700 people more widely with digital inclusion issues.
If you know of someone they can help then contact Cambridge Online.
Note, this event is not organised by the Birdwood Area Residents' Association.
You are invited to a
Summer Street Party in
Ancaster Way on
Saturday 18 August 2021 from
3.00 to 5.00pm.
Activities to include:
If you belong to a local group or organisation and you would like to have a stall to advertise what you do or
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day
Please contact Chrissy Cole on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now download July's newsletter.
It has the sign up forms for the Sunflower Competition, and also the Coach Trip to Southwold which will take place on 12 September.
There is also news of the meeting our Chair had with the Council regarding the proposed speed bumps in Birdwood Road. Plus some other items of interest.
A round up of the Easter Egg Hunt, the Sunflower competition begins, new Councillors plus Tommy's Coffee Club at St Thomas's Hall on Tuesday mornings.
The Bird Box Gallery Summer Visual Arts Festival will run through July. More information, how you can help or submit an piece of work can be found here.
Download the newsletter.
The Christmas Advent Calendar in St Thomas' Square was wonderful.
We are making plans for events this year that we feel can be achieved. So far we have...
As well as news of the above, Newsletter 31 has other information on what is going on including pavement repairs and possible speedbumps.
A recap of the sunflower competition results, an opportunity for a Christmas advent calendar, a winter competition and news from the Birdbox Gallery. Download here.
It's September and the competition has come to a close. The list of winners can be found here and on the noticeboards. There were quite a few entries but lots of prizes to go around. Congratulations to everyone who entered and, to those that grew plants but didn't enter, thanks for the show you put on. It's been great to look at.
Our July edition is now available to download.
It contains information on how to enter the sunflower competition, plus news on the Coleridge Community food hub and the library.
Obviously, we've had to postpone events. We will make sure we have them when it's deemed safe to do so.
Keep up to date on what's going on in our area