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Community events in Galley Hill – update

Looking back over the past few weeks, we have been busy here in Galley Hill and we haven’t had much time to update you all. Hopefully this will help make amends as we report on the events which have been and will be keeping us all busy.

We will start with the recent visit to the GHRA meeting by Stony in Bloom’s Judy Deveson. Judy told us about the history and work of the Stony In Bloom team, in Stony Stratford and the surrounding areas including Galley Hill. You may not know their work, but you will most likely have admired the beautiful flower beds they take responsibility for in our area including the one by the Caterpillar park and the lovely displays at the entrances to Galley Hill which burst forth in red roses every year.
Stony In Bloom are currently looking for volunteers to help them keep the flower beds looking splendid all year round, so if you are interested in helping out then you can contact them via Judy 

Phones:   01908 562876 or 07985671379
Please consider helping out the SIB team if you can spare a little time.
On a related note several Galley Hill and Fullers Slade residents were out and about on a Sunday morning helping to start a nature reserve on the area between Galley Hill and Fullers Slade. We had the treasurer of the GHRA (and local councillor), Roy Adams, up in the trees putting up bat boxes and bird houses.
Helpers assemble to start the Galley Hill and Fullers Slade nature reserve
The hedgehog boxes have been hidden along fences and have a sheet of paper and some harmless ink inside to capture the footprints of the hedgehogs passing through.
Thanks to all the people from Fullers Slade and Galley Hill who turned up to help.
As we roll into December (the first of December already as I write this) our thoughts turn to Christmas, and the GHRA have a total of three Christmas themed events planned.
Firstly, on the 11th of December we are going to be carol singing around the courts of Galley Hill. If you would like to get involved then the singers will be meeting at the SMSG School in Galley Hill from 6pm. Rumours of mince pies and hot drinks afterwards are being confirmed by our events team as true.
On the 15th December the GHRA events team are organising a Christmas event at SMSG school. This will start at 12:00 and finish at 15:00, we will have craft activities for children, a SANTA hunt, free entry into a raffle and a free gift for each child who attends. The whole event is free thanks to GHRA funding gained from the various Councils. It would be great to see you at this event which is open to all of our neighbouring estates too!
 It has also been decided that the final GHRA meeting of the year, on the 20th December, is going to be a less formal affair and will be more like a coffee evening. There will be hot drinks, biscuits and Mince pies, a chance to meet and greet others from the neighbourhood for a chat.
As if all that wasn’t enough, we also have our bi-monthly  GHRA Litter pick 9th December 10:45. Volunteers welcome, litter picking equipment and extra volunteers are kindly provided by the Stony Stratford Community Church.
Hope to see you all at the events listed above, and volunteering to help in the Stony In Bloom efforts and the litter pick.

The Galley Hill Residents Association Committee