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On TV!

Fans of BBC Countryfile learned a lot about our Paganhill Community Group ‘Freezer of Love’ recently.

Jaqui Smith, PCG’s Chair meeting TV presenter Ellie Harrison

The programme broadcast on Jan 31st 2021 focused on community food initiatives, including The Long Table based in Brimscombe which supplies frozen meals to our freezer. TV presenter Ellie Harrison (whose grandparents lived in Farmhill Lane when she was small) visited The Octagon Community Hub (the former Baptist church) for the filming and was shown around by PCG Chair Jaqui Smith.

If you missed the Countryfile programme, watch it again on BBC iPlayer, https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000ryp6/countryfile-ellies-home-turf.

Ellie Harrison helping to stock our Freezer of Love

Find out more about how we are sharing good food with good neighbours.

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Christmas cheer

Leading up to Christmas 2020, our hard-working PCG Members collected donations to make up hampers full of food and good cheer, and delivered them to more than 50 local individuals and families. Local people were asked to nominate those who they thought needed a little extra festive cheer. Our volunteers worked so hard to fill the boxes – many of which were decorated by pupils and teachers at Cashes Green and Callowell Schools.

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Read our Autumn 2020 newsletter!

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front page of newsletter
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Why PCG?

Learn more about us – video by The Barnwood Trust. Autumn 2020.

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Food

First apple from our community orchard

Green-fingered Farmhill and Paganhill residents celebrated after harvesting the first apple from their community mini orchard. And what a whopper it was!

“I’ve never seen an eating apple this size before,” said Jaqui Smith, Chair of the Paganhill Community Group. “The apple trees were grown by Day’s Cottage, donated by Stroud Valleys Project, Stroud Town Council’s green team helped us to plant them and our community garden project members have been tending the young saplings.

“The harvest this first year was only one, huge, apple, but there will be more in the future on the five apple trees planted last year.”

Paganhill Community Group has brought people living in Farmhill and Paganhill together as good neighbours to support each other, particularly during the Covid crisis, collecting prescriptions and shopping for people self-isolating.

It also launched the successful Bus Stop Free Shop, opposite the Anti-Slavery Arch in Farmhill Lane. Surplus food from local supermarkets, fresh vegetables grown in the community garden, books and children’s toys were shared freely among locals in need during the summer and early Autumn of 2020.

Now we share good food with good neighbours at The Octagon Community Hub, Farmhill Lane, GL5 4BX.

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Supporting local tenants

Supporting local tenants

We are working closely with a range of local organisations, including Stroud District Council which is the landlord for many of our residents. We worked with the Council to help design a new poster making it easier for tenants to find out how to report issues.

Tenants information poster
Tenants information poster August 2020