Our Projects

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BAVG Gardening Group

Our team of gardening volunteers have already completed a few small projects around the village.  These were undertaken between lock-downs when a small working party was allowed to get together.  We look forward to opening this group up to more people and completing more projects in the near future.

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BAVG Knit & natter group & Cottage crafters

We now have an established Knit and Natter group running at the Village Hall Cottage every Friday morning and a new Craft Club starting up on Wednesday evenings (from April 27th) – see the poster on our Calendar of Events on the home page.
If you would like more information please get in touch either on our Freephone number: 0808 528 4477 or email bavoffice@bavg.org.uk

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BAVG Conservation Group

We have a large number of villagers who requested to join our conservation team.  Projects in the pipeline include regenerating the wildlife area at the Western Willows allotments, cleaning up the brook in the centre of the village, tree planting around the leisure centre and reclaiming an old wildlife area in St. Mary’s Churchyard.  Check out our Blog Posts for updates on individual projects, and Calendar of Events on the home page for details of when the next event is taking place.

Services

Litter-picking, foodbank & swap shop

BAVG are also involved in other projects including Litter-Picking, we are a distributor of red litter bags for Harborough District Council and have used some money from a grant to purchase some litter pickers and equipment.  Once restrictions allow we will organise a large social litter pick with a refreshments reward at the end!

We are referrers to Lutterworth and Villages Foodbank for anyone struggling financially and have a collection point at the front of the Village Hall for donations of food.  The residents of Broughton Astley are very generous and we average around  200 kilos of food donations monthly collected for the foodbank.

We were lucky enough to be able to obtain use of the Cottage at the front of the Village Hall during the first lockdown.  This enabled us to offer a Swap Shop, which was originally the idea of Broughton resident Sam Woolman.  People dropped off books, DVD’s, jigsaw puzzles and games which we sorted and quarantined for 3 days before putting them out for collection, free of charge, for people to take away and enjoy, then either keep or return them into the system.  The Swap Shop was very popular and it has been missed during the latest lock-down, but the cottage needed to revert back to its original use of providing education services.

 

Community Allotment

Working in partnership with Broughton Astley Conservation Group (under BAVG), we have secured a plot at Western Willows allotments near the beautiful wildlife garden & we have plans in place for pathways to make it accessible for all.

The purpose of the project is to support positive physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing by being active, producing & eating healthy food, learning new skills, developing friendships, reducing isolation and being part of your local community in a safe and relaxed environment. We welcome all ages, abilities, and experiences and feel everyone can add value to this project.