Our Christmas Market is just over 4 weeks away!
This November, the Freedom Community Project will start weekly sessions in Warsop Parish, offering benefit support, housing support, debt advice and a food bank.
The Freedom Community Project works in communities across the North East Midlands and Yorkshire to support people with problems and crises and to strengthen communities. At each of its support centres, Freedom offers a free drop-in cafe, support services (including benefit issues, debt and housing problems) and volunteering opportunities. They also offer specialist support for mental health issues and to those affected by domestic violence. In addition, Freedom runs social events throughout the year that bring the community together.
Big Warsop is funding the Freedom Project to run two support centres each week in Warsop Parish from November 2018. The support centres will offer the full range of Freedom’s services, including access to client support workers and money advisors. All activities offered by the Freedom Project will be free to those who use the services.
Freedom will based at Warsop Methodist Church from 9am to 1pm on Thursdays and at Meden Vale Methodist Church from 9am to 1pm on Fridays. Sessions will start from 22nd November.
To find out more about the Freedom Community Project, visit www.fcgroup.org.uk.
The Shed was awash with colour and noise on Sunday 7th October as the community came together for Warsop’s first ever Fun Palace!
More than 100 people of all ages joined in the fun and took the opportunity to learn some new skills as part of the nationwide Fun Palaces weekend. These annual free events are run by local people for local people, and celebrate culture at the heart of our communities.
The Vibrant Warsop team coordinated the event as part of their Strengthening Communities work funded by Big Warsop. Groups who offered their skills and expertise at the Fun Palace included Warsop Scouts, Ecologic, Warsop Footpaths Group and the Rotherham African Drummers. Local volunteers also shared their skills in cake decorating, jewellery making, card making and apple pressing amongst other activities.
Event Coordinator, Mike Payne, said, “We set out to bring fun, creativity and colour to The Shed and reveal the creativity and skills which lie hidden within Warsop – well, we certainly did that! We had graffiti art on the walls, African and snare drumming, giant bubble and slime making, guitar and ukulele playing, arts and craft and heritage stalls, making cards and jewellery, a games area and model trains, apple press, lighting fires, decorating cakes and building bird boxes and eating lovely food and loads of people generally having a really Fab time. Looks like we’ll be having a Fun Palace next year!”
In addition to bringing the Fun Palace back to The Shed in 2019, Vibrant Warsop is planning to bring out the creativity in Warsop through new art and music groups and community activities. If you would be interested in joining an art group (painting), a drumming group or a music/singing group – or if there is another creative activity you would like to be able to access in Warsop – Vibrant would like to hear from you. Please email email@example.com or call Maddy on 07984 367153.
Earlier this month, 50 representatives from the Environment Agency’s East Midlands team attended a Culture of Learning workshop at The Shed.
The Environment Agency team look after local environments in the East Midlands by regulating industry to control pollution and prevent waste crime. They chose The Shed on Wood Street in Market Warsop as the venue for their regional event which took place on 10th October. The event saw colleagues sharing knowledge and skills with each other to make them a better and more resilient team.
The event coordinators were very pleased with the accessibility and set-up of The Shed, and hope to use the venue again for future events.
The Shed has been converted using funding from Big Warsop into a venue for the whole community. It is a versatile space that can be used for a variety of activities including events, classes, parties and workshops. The space is well equipped for large team meetings, with kitchen facilities and plenty of on-site parking.
For details of hire charges and further information about The Shed please contact Halina Kochanowski, Chair of Warsop Youth Club on 01623 846281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.