The Blaxhall Commons and Open Spaces Charitable Trust was set up a year ago to 'protect and enhance the Commons and Open Spaces lying at the heart of Blaxhall, and to ensure that the contribution of this land to the unique character of the village is maintained'.

Nigel Suckling - Welcomes Everyone

Nigel Suckling - Welcomes Everyone

 

The 2nd Open Public Meeting was held at the village hall on November 19th where over 30 people attended. A resume of activities and progress made was presented by the Trustees, followed by a fascinating talk by Rodney West, in his role as chair of the Blaxhall Archives Group, about his research on Blaxhall Farms 1550-1950.

Rodney West - Presents Blaxhall's Farming Past

Rodney West - Presents Blaxhall's Farming Past

Rodney West & Ray Poacher

Rodney West & Ray Poacher

Rodney West – Answers Audience Questions

Rodney West – Answers Audience Questions

 

Membership of the Charitable Trust is open to all who value the Commons and Open spaces of the village, and would like to join together in working parties and activities such as 'Beating the Bounds', and raising awareness of the need to preserve our environment.

A membership application form is available on the trusts website, via email or drop a note to E Rossor, Trustee, Vine Cottage, School Road, Blaxhall IP12 2DY.