Projects

Current projects

We have 3 projects running at the moment you can get involved with, the Plot in the Park, Wombles and Keynsham Stitchers.

Plot in the Park

First Saturday of the month 2-4pm

The Community Plot, is our shared allotment which is in the heart of Keynsham Memorial Park behind the cafe.

Wombles

At your convenience. Group picks throughout the year

We are a group of litter pickers who are working together to reduce the litter on the streets of Keynsham.

Keynsham Stitchers

2nd Monday of the month, 7.30pm

The Keynsham Stitchers meet monthly to share skills and share a love of craft.

Past projects

Over the years we have run a wide variety of projects.

Our projects are our seedbed for ideas. If someone has an idea for a project which fits within our ethos and we have enough willing volunteers we give it a go. This is until it either takes on a life of its own or we decide we would like to try something else.


Our first event was a screening of the film The Power of Community. For a while we showed films monthly, but now it tends to be on a more ad hoc basis.
 

When we find a something we would like to watch together and share with the wider community. Our last large screening was Down to Earth in autumn 2019.

Some of the films we have shown include:
Blood of the Amazon
Gasland
Blackgold
Juliet of the Herbs
Playing for Change
A Plastic Ocean

Energy group

In 2016 our energy group separated from TK, became a BenCom and started its life as Keynsham Community Energy.
 
They are working towards bringing renewable energy into the heart of town. KCE are currently working on a solar array project on the Riverside building and are in the early feasibility stages for a hydro project. You can keep informed of their progress by signing up to their newsletter on their website.
 

The Abundance Project

In 2015 we started the Abundance project.

A project to connect unpicked fruit on private and public land to share within the community. Fruit can be left because landowners are unable to pick them, or there is just so much. We had a great time sharing fruit through schools, the children’s centre and [email protected]

We were lucky enough to be given a grant from Keynsham Town Council to buy picking equipment and an apple press to make fresh juice at the farmers market. The project ran for 3 years until sadly we had to stop for logistical reasons, but we still dream of a community cider project one day!

The Keynsham Caterpillars

In 2013 a Mum to two young daughters had an idea she wanted to connect her girls to the environment and wanted to invite others along the way.

She set up the Keynsham Caterpillars a group for like-minded parents to bring young children together for fun outdoors. With events like bug hunting, stories in the woods, hill rolling, tree climbing to name a few. It was such a joy to see children discovering and connecting to nature.

 
Of course, as the children got older their interests changed so we stopped running events. But this still remains one of the loveliest projects we have run.