Photos from the Official Opening of Caldmore Community House

Photos from the official opening of Caldmore Community House, with the Mayor Councillor Angela Underhill doing the honours on the 31st of March 2016.

Thank you to all our partners, funders and sponsors – Walsall Council, whg, Caldmoreaccord, South Staffs Water, British Gas, Wates, Morrisons, National Grid, PH Jones, Galliford Try, Sanctuary Housing, Ibstock, and Asda – we could not have done it without you!

Eid Open Day at Caldmore Community Garden

eid-smallCome and join us for the Eid Open Day this Saturday (19th September 2015) for some intercultural education, family fun and of course food!

As with the previous days around Easter and Vaisakhi, we will be focusing on another religious celebration – Eid Al-Adha. There will be Islam-related arts and crafts, mendhi, food stalls and a quiz about Islam, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the diverse communities of Caldmore.

Join us between 12-4pm in the community garden at Carless Street, WS1 4BY – everyone is welcome.

The event is organised with the help of Abu Bakr Girls School, Aisha mosque and Near Neighbours funding.

Please Vote for Caldmore Community Oasis

Caldmore Community Garden

has been shortlisted to win a share of the £400,00 M&S Energy Community Energy Fund.
You can help us by registering on the site and voting.
See more information about our bid and vote for us here.

The project that finishes at the top of each leaderboard will receive the funding.
Please help us – Vote for Caldmore Community Oasis!

Caldmore Community Garden was established in 2011 to create a space to be used for recreation, food growing, workshops for all age groups, training and education in horticulture, as well as community events. The garden was developed on a piece of derelict land leased to the Caldmore Village Festival Group by a local housing provider – Walsall Housing Group (whg).

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Since then the garden has gained several raised beds for vegetable and herb growing, a polytunnel, an orchard, and a stage area for community performances.

It is run entirely by local community volunteers supported by local organisations. The garden has evolved from a small group to a project involving the whole community. Among volunteers we have people of English, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian and Polish origin.

A derelict building adjacent and later incorporated into the garden – Caldmore Community House – will be a space open to the whole community.

Installing solar panels will enable us to generate free energy for the House and to raise funds to invest in the House, the Garden, and other community projects – in you!

Help us to fulfil this dream and vote for this project to give Caldmore some positive, green energy!

Garden Gallery

It was rather wet, to be fair…

It was rather wet, to be fair…

The Express and Star sent a reporter and photographer on Saturday. When it rained all day.
Never mind, a few hardy souls still turned up and made the most of it.

We could have wimped out and cancelled, but no!
We showed dogged perseverance.
We showed determination.
And we showed we weren’t going to let a drop of rain get in the way.

Well done and thank you, if you’re one of ones who came along and got wet with us.