Making Noise in Devizes

by Gerry Lynch last modified 12 Aug, 2015 04:00 PM

St James’ Southbroom plans event to serve whole community.

Making Noise in Devizes

Volunteers from St James with The Noise Bristol earlier this year.

St James’, Southbroom in Devizes is a lively church active in serving the whole community, and always looking for new ideas.

A couple of summers ago, a few members of St James' Church had a great idea for a practical way to serve the community - by picking up litter.  For over a year they went out each month and saw how powerful such a simple act could be.  

This year, some Southbroom parishioners travelled to Bristol to take part in a project called The Noise, to learn more about it. The Bristol project has grown from 30 volunteers in 2000 to over 900 volunteers over the past 15 years. They were so impressed they decided to run a similar event in Devizes, also called The Noise.

Concentrated on one weekend, 3-4 October, they will spend a whole weekend working in and with the communities in the parish to improve the environment, serve their neighbours - and also hopefully have lots of fun together! They will carry out projects that have been identified by the community like gardening, clearing rubbish, litter picking, painting. Alongside this they will have pop up cafes and, on Sunday, a fun afternoon for all the family.

They are still looking for more volunteers, including van drivers, people to organize practical projects, face painters, sporty people and “anyone willing to get stuck in”.

Why not learn more and see how you can get involved on their website www.thenoisedevizes.org.uk?

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