The Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust looks after 27acres (11 ha) of old pasture, traditional orchards, woodland and ponds that have been acquired by the village over the years.
A Charitable Trust started in 1997, it is based in the Grade ll listed Field Barn. Local volunteers meet every Tuesday from 10.00am until 1.00pm. During that time we carry out a wide variety of jobs depending on the time of the year. From time to time we also undertake projects in order to maintain and develop the asset’s.
We also organise events at specific times of the year to raise funds whilst at the same time bringing our local community together.
Volunteers and Sponsors celebrated the end of the year with a thank you lunch, attended by 45 people, back in December which now seems a long time ago.
The first Trustee meeting took place on Thursday 11 January at which two new Trustees, Gina Carr and Philip Garnett Clarke were formally co-opted. Trustees identified a number of projects for the early part of the year including-
Volunteer activities this month have included spreading wood chip on the muddy path areas and round gates. There is more foot traffic than 5 years ago when we took on responsibility for maintaining the Millinium Green. If people could try and walk on the grassy areas just off the paths where possible whilst it so wet and muddy. If you are planning any tree work , we always need woodchip so please do get in touch.
The Green Gym - The Trust have always got projects large and small in the pipeline so if you enjoy working out in the fresh air with good company and could spare a few hours on a Tuesday morning volunteers are always welcome. Just come along at 9.30am with warm clothing and robust gloves and you will be set to work. Scrub clearance, pruning, log chopping and putting up rabbit guards on the apple trees in the orchards are typical jobs that need doing.
Free to good home. The old portaloo [suit builders or farmers with picking gangs] is now surplus to requirements and taking up space , so it is free on collection. Not heavy.
Dates for your Diary, Easter Celebrations 31 March, Summer Fayre and Dog Show 2 June, Plum pick and evening gig August 25th. More details will be published nearer the time – put the dates in your diary now!
Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust Calendar, 2018
Featuring twelve beautiful new photographs of the village taken over the past 12 months, it will be launched at the Memorial Hall on Saturday 9 December, when Cleeve Prior prepares for Christmas. £5 per copy, also available from the Farm Shop. Mail order, at £6, from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plum Pick Day – 26 August
Thanks to all who came to pick plums and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the Community Garden at Field Barn. The weather was kind, there were still plenty of plums, and without many maggots!!
The Garden comes alive when there is a good crowd eating and drinking and chatting as if we have not seen each other for a year. We all enjoyed the evening event entertained right royally by Facta 5, playing their hearts out until 11 pm.
I am sure you will all be pleased to hear that when all the beer had been drunk [by the following Friday] and all monies counted, the Trust made over £1,700!
So thanks to all the volunteers and everyone who worked so hard to make it a memorable day. We were all packed up by midnight, so we are getting quite slick at dismantling the marquee and putting things away. Mind you we spent most of the next Tuesday getting back to normal!!
We are a non-profit organisation and welcome any kind of support. If you would like to support us, please check out the support us page for more information or select from the donation options below.
Cleeve Prior Heritage Trust