Fantastic day at Fraisthorpe Beach on Wednesday 21st August.
The sky was blue, the sun shining and 2 EYMS double decker buses arrive at Network early in the morning to ferry lots of excited young people and families for a day on the beach.
Our Back Yard Community Garden is going from strength to strength since the Big Dig. As you can see from the main photo we have had our first harvest, and the feedback was great "very tasty, and so fresh"
The gardening group run by Tracey, from Streetwize Community association is on a Friday at 1pm, the numbers are growing, not quite as fast as the massive cabbages we planted, but growing non the less!! Everyone is welcome to this friendly group, if you fancy it just drop in.
We have plans to build some pallet furniture soon, hopefully running a workshop to show people how to do it. This will really open up the space to more of our sessions. We have entered the community allotment section of Hull In Bloom, maybe a strech this year but watch out H.I.B 2020!!
A fantastic day was had by all
The Big Dig 2019 saw over 50 volunteers through the door throughout the day. We have transformed our garden into a delightful space full a fruit and vegetables. Young and old joined forces, we even had some help from the local bobbies! A gardening session organaised by Streetwize, a local community group has been set up for a Friday afternoons. A special thank you for John at Hull Food Partnership, for all of his help and support plus Whites Skips for the kind donation of soil.
Written by: Joanne Atkinson
The first 12 week course has come to an end, we have had some great walks over the last 3 months, to many different places, including: Hornsea, Cottingham, Humber Bridge, West Park, a guided tour of the KCom Stadium to name but a few. The group have developed great friendships, and had many laughs along the way.
The meals we produced were amazing, the healthy sausage rolls being a particular favourite! I have attached the recipe for anyone to try, if you do leave a comment and let us know what you think.
The next course starts on Monday 29th April, if your interested in joining us, just contact us and get your name down.
Written by: Rebecca Pexton
The boys in transition group where making pancakes for Pancake Day, they were so excited to make pancakes, and with nutella, syrup, chocolate, jam and cream on offer they were spoilt for choice.
Charlie said "my favorite part of making pancakes is proving to Tom I can flip a pancake"
With chocolate and cream all over the kitchen the boys left Network with smiles on their faces and a full stomach.
Written by: Harriet Smith
Join Hessle Road Network on the 11th of March for Science Week! Sessions will be filled with tons of
fun and exciting experiments to take part in. From instant slush to giant bubbles to sea monkeys,
there’s an activity for everyone:
Younger: 3pm -5pm
Transition: 4:30pm – 6pm
Older: 6:15 – 7:30pm
Tuesday Boys Groups:
Younger: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Transition: 4:30pm – 6pm
Older: 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday Girls Groups:
Younger: 3pm – 5pm
Transition: 4:30pm – 6pm
Older: 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Thursday Confidence Groups:
Younger and Transition: 3:30pm – 5pm
Written by: Ayisja Smith
Before the Christmas period, we began delivering sessions with young people to raise awareness around homelessness -this included reasons people may become homeless, the stereotypes and barriers that they face, and the impacts of this.
From these sessions, we decided to begin fundraising through selling buns and cakes which were baked in the sessions by the young people which took place over a couple of months. These were sold in different community events such as our community coffee morning, our remembrance day event, our multi-agency wellbeing day, and our annual Christmas production. In January, we looked at different provisions for the homeless with the young people, and decided we would like to donate the money we have raised to Humbercare.
We then arranged a visit in the February half term so that the young people who had raised the money could hand over the cheque. During our visit, we met the staff members and some residents at Humbercare who were really grateful for our donation and said that they would put this towards an activity of the resident’s choice in due course - Watch this space!
Things are hotting up in our Thursday Community Drop In.
We have lots of new activities planned for the coming year in the Drop In, such as:
Movement to Music
Gentle Tai Chi
Community craft events
Math's and English L1 and L2
The old favorites are still going on, such as Bingo, Quiz, Raffles, Dominoes,
These are not limited, the Drop in activities change as and when service users suggest new experiences. We are very responsive to what you want!
McCain Foods, Freightliner Rd, and in particular their HR manager Tracey Hemming Taylor are involved with Hessle Road Network in many helpful ways. Tracey, who is a not only an extremely experience HR manager but also a life coach, is now offering support and advice to members of our community.
Tracey has kindly committed to 4, 30 minutes appointments on the following dates:
If you, or anyone you know could benefit from this very valuable experience, please contact us to book one of these limited slots.
The West Hull Walkers had a great time on last week walk. We went to Barton's Waters Edge nature reserve, and enjoyed looking at our fair city from a very different perspective.
On our return to Hessle Road Network we made some delicious carbonara for lunch.