There’s a busy spring ahead at Savernake Street Social Hall, in the Eastcott area of Old Town, Swindon, with lots of exciting events planned!
Starting on Saturday 4 May, the first Free Shop will be held between 11-2.
This is a wonderful opportunity to bring, take or exchange, but no money changes hands. If you are having a spring clean, why not bring your items along to the Free Shop! You can bring along small items like books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac, clothes and small items of furniture (up to the size of a dining room chair) on the day of the Freeshop. Or you could just come and see what you can make use of.
There is no requirement to bring something, in order to take something away. Brilliant way to re-use and recycle.
After 4 May, Freeshop will be held on the first Saturday of each month – so the next one will be on Saturday 1 June.
Next up, there’s an opportunity to join us in a bunting-making craft session on Saturday 11 May between 11-2.
We’ll need people to help cut fabric, pin, stitch and sew as we make colourful bunting out of pretty fabric. If you are interested please contact us!
Also if you have any cotton fabric, binding etc that you could donate, please let us know.
We’ll be making the bunting to hang in the trees, along the street and around the hall for our next event:
The Big Lunch and Neighbourhood Party on Saturday 1 June.
Starting at 12 midday, we’re encouraging those in the neighbourhood to bring along a plate of food or some soft drinks to share, or just to join us for an afternoon of free entertainment and fun.
Old Town Yard Sale
And on 22 June between 11-4, the Eastcott Community Organisation is teaming up with local resident Raye Leonard to present the Old Town Yard Sale, with an opportunity for local residents to sell their wares from their own front gardens.
Raye organised the event in 2010 and it was a brilliant success! There will also be stalls available at Savernake Street Social Hall for those living in other streets in Old Town.
Eastcott Community Organisation is a group of residents and hall-users, working towards taking over community management of the Savernake Street Social Hall. They are looking for volunteers with a variety of interests and skills to help them run the halls and community events. Please contact the group if you are interested!
You can find out more about all the above events and about volunteering opportunities by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, through facebook at www.facebook.com/savernakestreetsocialhall, or just drop a note with your phone number into the hall marked for ‘Eastcott Community Organisation.’