On 4 November 2011 we had a fascinating visit to a long-established local business. Cox & Wyman’s building is over 100 years old, and they have been printing books there for most of that time. These days they only print paperbacks, and their output is around a million books per week (that’s about two books every second!)
Our fifth tidy-up day – and a great success again! Many thanks to everyone that helped us make the event a success, and to Festival Republic for their sponsorship of the skip.
In February 2011 Reading organised a tree planting campaign, part of the national ‘Trees for Cities’ initiative. Bell Tower Community Association members joined in.
The big skip’s back in the school playground again – and it didn’t take long to fill! As always, many thanks to Festival Republic for their sponsorship and to everyone who took part.
On Sunday 18 July 2010 we held a Big Lunch – an opportunity to meet the neighbours for a picnic in the school playground. The lunch was part of the Eden Project’s national Big Lunch event, which had nearly a million participants in 2009, its first year.
We had a fun morning learning how to plant and nurture our own vegetables. Local expert Sara Kopp showed us the best ways to plant the seeds, and we had a go at doing it ourselves.