Public Appointments

Velmore Market Garden

The garden in Cox Row, Velmore has been reopened with support from First Wessex and Groundworks. It currently opens every Sunday and Tuesday from 10am to 1pm. All tools and seeds are provided and no experience is necessary. Each session is run by one of the local site champions always able to help and direct you. When a volunteer is keen to become a site champion they will undergo a programme of training to become confident and skilled champions who can then support new volunteers who want to take part in the programme. All the produce is shared between the volunteers who have helped grow it. Excess crops will be sold locally for a very small fee to help cover operational costs or donated to local community groups/schemes so that everything goes back into the local area. It is hoped some of the produce will supply cooking classes to be held at the Cherry Tree Café.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on  023 8090 2458 or e-mail  [email protected]


School Governor for Orchard Lea Infant School

The role of school governor can conjure up images of dull meetings in stuffy rooms. School governance requires work and dedication, certainly, but seeing children learn and thrive in a safe, happy school, guided by gifted and enthusiastic teachers is an inspiration and a rewarding experience. There are six meetings per year of the full governing body, but governors are also encouraged to take part in sub-committees (Pay & Personnel, Finance, Curriculum, Buildings & Safety) and to come into school to witness and support events and initiatives. They are more than happy to explain these in more detail to a potential volunteer.

For further information contact Volunteer Centre One Community on   023 8090 2458 or e-mail  [email protected]