Updates

Charity

We’ve just achieved charitable status. You’ll be able to find out about our governance and financial performance through OSCR, the charity regulator’s website. Whilst this strengthens our governance and reinforces our obligation to deliver benefit for the community, it also opens a door to a broader range of sources of funding for our projects.

Updates

Nairn Town Community Orchard

This Autumn Green Hive are supporting the start of a community orchard in Viewfield Park. 16 fruit trees including old and local varieties of apple, plum, pear and cherry will be planted in the area between the old stables and the bowling club on the left of Viewfield Drive. Most of the trees will be supplied by Nairn Allotments’ Orchard Group who have tried and tested many varieties of fruit trees and have given us excellent advice. The orchard will be open to the public and we invite everybody to use and enjoy the space and benefit from the trees…

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Don't shop, swap!

Clothes swap party! At 7pm this Thursday evening, bring the things at the back of your wardrobe that you no longer want but are in a good condition, swap them for something new and update your wardrobe for free! Any clothes, women’s, men’s and children’s, and accessories welcome. Items not swapped will be donated to local charity shops.

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Bumble Bags – Bag making workshops

  We’re now holding fortnightly workshops, learning to make the Bumble Bags we posted about back in July. The free workshops are something of an exploration, testing out the ideal style which is easiest to make, sourcing materials, learning how to use the machines and so on. All skills are welcome whether novice or expert. We’re grateful to have both already, learning the 100 year old machines we’ve got, passing on their store of expertise and all having a good time too. In the long run we’d like to help reduce the use of plastic bags in Nairn by offering…

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Programme of events at our hub space

Gradually we are making more and more use of our space at Links Studios. Hopefully our fellow tenants are getting used to us! We’ve launched a programme of events there which everyone is welcome to attend – and you can drop by when we’re open. Currently, we plan to be open on Fridays from 10 ’til 1 and then 2 until 4. Give us a call on 07453 912697 when you’re coming down. Back in July we had a coffee and cake afternoon, well attended by a chattering bunch who came up with a load of ideas for future activities…

meetings and pop-in sessions

Nairnshire Events

We set up our stall at the County Show in July and on Games Day. The weather was changeable, but good days had all the same. Lots of chats and we were delighted to greet many more younger people and families. This year we didn’t run a raffle but we did do a pebble painting competition which, given the tent blew away at the Show, attracted lots of joyful entries (we got the tent back up with much appreciated help from our neighbours). We were battened down more at the Games and were glad to offer people shelter during the…

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Vote For Us – funding from Tesco for the orchard

Call for help! We need your votes for our community orchard project! We’ve applied to Tesco’s Bags of Help programme for funds to help with the community orchard and our other projects. We’ve been shortlisted with a project from Kinloss and one from Forres, and now the public chose which of us should get the money by a vote at our nearest store. Vote for us in Forres Tesco to win funding to start a community orchard in Viewfield Park (we have some funding but need more). Voting is happening in Tesco’s Forres branch only between now and the end…

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Open House at the Links Studios in July

We’ve moved into our Green Hive hub space now and we’re gradually getting set up. People have been so generous donating furniture, carpet office, equipment etc. We’re open during July, so please come say hi. You can find out about our summer programme and maybe join in – better still you can get us thinking about new ideas which could benefit our town. Find us at the WASPS Links Studio, Grant Street, Fishertown. We are open 10-4 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.