I had a visit from my techie son who has given me a crash course in video making so I thought I’d have a go at transforming pictures of events that have taken place on The Grange Estate over the past 2 years into short videos.
I thought I’d experiment with a time lapse video where I walked on the Heli Park and part of The Wye before heading to The Grange Convenience Store to get a newspaper.
A little video of The Grange Daventry throughout the year.
The Grange community has worked extremely hard to rid the estate of litter, making the parks and open spaces a clean, safe and enjoyable environment to use any time of the year.
Read more : Community Street Art Project
18 months ago I approached DDC about getting some street art put onto the Yeomanry subway, It seemed to take forever but with the help of Town Councillor Lynne Taylor a working group was formed with myself, Lindsey Hawkey of the Phoenix Centre and Lindsey Checkley Community Projects Officer for DDC.
We worked together to make this project a reality.
There are all sorts of permissions needed and funds to be raised.
We didn’t think we would get any volunteers as most people are away for the summer but as always our wonderful residents of The Grange Estate didn’t let us down and turned up in their droves.
Read more : National British Clean Up Day
The first ever Keep Britain Tidy – Community Clear Up Day took place to celebrate the start of Spring.
Communities around the country came together and organised clear up days. The Grange estate being one of those communities.
The Grange estate held two events, the first was held on Saturday March 21st where 37 resident volunteers including adults and children took part.
A second clear-up day was held on Monday March 23rd on The Grange Estate which companies from Daventry attended.
We were only given a few weeks short notice to make all the arrangements but still volunteers turned up.
Read more : Clean Up at Kentle Wood
Kentle Wood is situated on the edge of Daventry it is a small woodland reserve at the back of the Ford site on the Royal Oak industrial estate.
The wood was created in 2000 as part of the Woodland Trust’s ‘Woods on your Doorstep’ projects, all trees were planted by local people.
It has amazing views across the countryside and is home to all sorts of wildlife.
The woodland is approximately one mile long and is an ideal place for walkers, dog walkers and hikers.
Read more : The Clean Sweep
This was our 6th event Daventry District Council provided litter picking equipment for those who wanted to join in.
Another opportunity to get the last remaining bits of litter that we might have missed on previous clean up events.