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… one pot cooking

The next ‘Bensham & Saltwell Cooks…’ event takes place on the 1 June, 1-3pm at St Chads Community Project and will be about one pot cooking. We encourage anyone who wants to come down and participate to bring their own veg and cook along with chef Rob Stewart. Below is what will be cooked and a  list of ingredients you will need. Cooking equipment will be provided. See you there!

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Bensham & Saltwell Cooks… unfamiliar herbs with spices and pulses

The next ‘Bensham & Saltwell Cooks…’ event takes place on the 27 April, 1-3pm at St Chads Community Project and will be about cooking unfamiliar herbs with spices and pulses. We encourage participants to bring their own veg and cook along with chef Rob Stewart. Below is what will be cooked and a  list of ingredients you will need. Cooking equipment will be provided. See you there!

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Community Voting box in Saltwell Post Office

The Community Voting box is coming up to its last day on Saturday 4 August in the Post Office on Saltwell Road.

It has been there for two weeks and this time it was a statement with the opportunity for people to vote whether they agreed or disagreed:

I would volunteer on a project to improve the Saltwell area if I felt it would really make a difference

1. Strongly agree

2. Agree

3. No opinion

4. Disagree

5. Strongly disagree

Only one day left to vote!

Digital Voting System coming to Saltwell

Community voting system

Look out for the Community digital voting machine that will be placed in prominent locations in the area through Summer 2012. The voting machine will provide residents with a ‘voice’ in local matters where you can ask questions of the community and get answers back. With a simple way of voting the system will be away for you to ask questions of your neighbours, community, no matter what it is, be it about national or global issues such as the environment or politics or local concerns, such as litter or housing. All questions should allow for a simple yes or no answer.

If you want to ask a question, no matter what it is, or just want more information, such as where or when it will be located (or where you would like to see it) please contact Ben on 07910 654714 or ‘thesaltwellroadproject@gmail.com’

Questions for Saltwell

What question would you like to ask the people of Saltwell? What would you like to ask your neighbours? What do you think needs to be addressed by the people of Saltwell? This could be anything no matter how big or small. It could be to do with a local issue such as a problem with litter or lack of certain local resources, or something big, such as the environment or the cuts.

No matter what it is we would like to know and your question could be put to the people of Saltwell. Get in touch!