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ABCD Popeldag

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

know more about this and our journey.

Countdown to Summer Fayre

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.

Stroud School students’ Climate Breakdown March, 15th March

Archway School Students Assemble for the Climate Change March

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.

WILDLIFE in Paganhill and Farmhill

Do you regularly see wildlife in Paganhill and Farmhill?

WILDLIFE in Paganhill and Farmhill, click here

We know Bats, Roe Deer, Badgers, Hedgehogs, Green Woodpeckers, Foxes, Fieldfare, and songbirds love the trees, brambles, fields and lawns in the area.

Often we see Buzzards and Sparrow Hawks overhead, tussling with the Crows and Gulls.

We would like to hear your stories, see your pictures, and know your concerns about their welfare. Contact us below about any ideas you have to protect them, and send in your pictures. 

Pancake Day Early


We celebrated pancake day early by having it a our Friday Community Cafe.

Cooking especially today is Ela, she has been kept busy in the kitchen all afternoon.

The pancakes were very filling and enjoyed by all

Cafe Success


Debbie, Liz, and Gabby Paganhill Residents joining in at the Friday Cafe.

There is a great welcome every Friday with a varied menu. Come on down for a bite.

There is no prices on the menu as the Cafe is funded by voluntary donations. People just donate what they can afford.

Community Garden Update

The refurbishments to the Council properties in the Mathews Way area have put back plans to begin developing a garden site partially designed already.

However, the positive news is that we have more time to consult with tenants and design gardens according to what they would like to see and live with outside their homes.

PCG gardening group is still working on ideas and designs. So, if you have concerns, ideas, brainwaves, and skills you would like us to know about, please contact us with the contact form below

By the Community for the Community

Would you like to join in with Paganhill Community group activities and help make a difference in our community?

Can you spare an hour occasionally or join in every week, any amount of time welcome.

These are some of the activities you might like to join in with –

Community Cafe

  • Either in the kitchen or offering a craft or activity you are keen on.

Gardening Project

  • We are planning a community garden, come along to meetings and tell us your ideas.

Community Reporter

  • To report events on this website

Youth Group

  • ooking for people who want to support our youth by offering their time 7-9:30pm on Friday evenings.

Summer Fayre

  • Lots of help needed for our June Fayre – come and join in the fun

For more information, contact us below