Proposed Culture Cafe

There are plans to create a Culture Cafe in Bensham. This is in its very early stages so open to ideas and possibilities. It will be a place for people to meet, talk, share ideas and of course have a cup of tea. It is up to local people what it could be and what could happen there.

If yo have any suggestions or ideas or would like to get involved, contact the local free newspaper BASE at




Building Bridges (community food project)

The cooking workshops at St Chads have now finished, though the videos and recipe cards can be found on this blog.

However we have recently been awarded some funding from the Local Community Fund to continue the workshops and develop the growing part of the project at the Windmill Hills Centre in Bensham. This will involve continuing to work with professional chef Rob Stewart and with The4Cs and their community allotment. We will start of with three events over the next three Saturdays (30 November, 7 & 14 December) and hopefully continue into the new year with some more. If you want to get involved and come along and learn some new cooking and growing ideas and be creative then come along. No experience necessary, children and families are very welcome. All welcome. Hope to see you there!Building Bridges_postcard_front

Bensham & Saltwell Cooks… Sunday Roast

The final ‘Bensham & Saltwell Cooks…’ event takes place on Saturday 5th October, 1-3pm at St Chads Community Project where we will be making a Sunday roast. We encourage anyone who wants to come down and participate and cook along with chef Rob Stewart. Below is what will be cooked and a  list of ingredients. Cooking equipment and ingredients will also be provided. See you there!

This will be the final ‘Bensham & Saltwell Cooks…’ in this series but there may be an opportunity to organise some more in the future. If you are interested in getting involved and helping then please get in touch.

If you can’t make it you can follow the workshop on Twitter  and you can catch up on previous workshops on the events page of this blog.

Recipe card combined

Bensham & Saltwell Grows…

Saltwell Road Project, in collaboration with The 4C’s on Saturday 7th September, 1-4pm, are holding a ‘Community Allotment Celebration’ at The Windmill Hills Centre. The event will celebrate community allotment and growing activities in the Bensham & Saltwell area. Families are very welcome and there will be things to do for children during the day. Please confirm your attendance as mentioned on the poster.

Bensham Community Allotment