The Popeldag is a gathering of people from (mostly) Holland who all either
work on ABCD principles (Asset-based Community development) or want to
learn about it.
Paganhill Community Group run on these principles; local, resident-led,
strength-based, relationship-based and inclusive; as taught by Barnwood Trust.
Jaqui Smith and Merethe Turner were asked by the organizers of The ABCD
Popeldag to present their 2-year journey developing a Community Group which
is Resident led and run on these principles.
We were very well received and did two presentations throughout the day in
small groups of about 12-15 people. This is what the organizer at the
conference had to say:-
”Great to hear all the stories about community building in Paganhill and the transformation it
has achieved. How brisk community life has become because people shared their dreams,
ideas, and assets. Thank you, Merethe and Jaqui, giving us a glimpse of your work as
community builders in Paganhill and the fun you are having doing it!”
Birgit Oelkers (ABCD Community Builder, Holland)
We would like to offer a similar presentation to anyone who would like to
Countdown to Summer Fayre – 9th June 2019 1-5pm. A donate as you feel event run by Paganhill Community Group.
last Saturday residents turned out to help clear space beside the Baptist Church to enable us to put up the big marquee where we will have our craft tent. Many residents are helping organize the event: we have the homemade cake stall, numerous bands, and singers, a live event that has been very popular in previous years. Children’s entertainment and face painting. Many of us are talking to various supermarkets and shops to provide us with food for the BBQ and raffle prizes. Look out for more information.
Big thank you to Craig the gardener from Ebenezer who looks after the grounds and worked with our group to organize the clear up and also, and not least, to everyone who turned up. It was a lovely afternoon and very satisfying to see so much achieved.
Archway School students start off the Stroud Climate Breakdown March, Friday 15thMarch. School students across the world were also marching to tell their Governments to take the Climate Breakdown seriously, and fulfil their obligations to reduce carbon emissions to zero and protect their future.
Paganhill Arch serves as assembly point from which Archway School students march to meet Marling School students. Together they formed a vocal presence walking along Cainscross Road to Wallbridge. Here they held a rally despite the rain.
With a drummer at the front, students and supporters then marched on up to King and George Streets, returning to Wallbridge for a further rally.