East Hunsbury Rocks!
East Hunsbury Rocks is a local group that has been running for three years.
They paint rocks, which they then hide in the community to hopefully bring smiles to the people that find them. The 'finder' can choose to keep or rehide their find.
The idea supports creativity (with no judgement on skill level) and exercise in the fresh air when hiding and finding. It is suitable for all ages to join in with, and brings about a sense of community when finders share their finds on our East Hunsbury Rocks group on Facebook. It's lovely to know how a find might have brightened someone's day and made them feel valued.
They have hosted events, including large rock hunts in Grangewood, rock painting sessions for children in the school holidays, and monthly painting sessions aimed at adults.
They have had the support of the Parish Council and East Hunsbury Library, linking up with them for events such as the Summer Reading Scheme, Remembrance Day and the Village Fete.
Below are some of the rocks that their members have painted. If you want to find out more, please look them up on Facebook. They'd love you to join in!
Eco Project - Wild Flowers - Bee Friendly
Focussing on the outdoors, we have been listening to the community and looking at how we make East Hunsbury more eco-friendly. Residents have told us how much they enjoyed the wildflowers and poppies in Stone Pit Hollow, and in March we will be readying the site for replanting with British wildflowers.
We aim to work with our friends at East Hunsbury Primary School, and their gardening club to use the area for their projects, enabling locals and walkers to see a lovely display come Summer.
To tie in with our wildflowers, we are also asking residents if they would like to join in our BEE FRIENDLY campaign!
We have invested in 100 Bee Bombs and are inviting people to register to receive one. The bombs contain seeds for the garden and will help us to a 'bee friendly' patch here in East Hunsbury.
It is easy to take part – just email or call us, and the first 100 households will get a Bee Bomb of their own! We just ask that you keep us updated, with a photo of your wildflowers and tell us about your bee visits over the Summer!
To apply for a Bee Bomb, please email:
East Hunsbury Litter Pickers - who fancies being a Womble?
Over the past 18 months, we have worked to support the ever-growing band of fabulous litter picking volunteers, including the East Hunsbury Litter Picking Facebook group.
Sadly, again due to COVID-19, we are unable to organise our group community picks.
We will restart as soon as we can. However, the Parish Council are still looking to support our community, and we are inviting families and individuals, to apply for litter picking kits. You can become Wombles in your own little patch of East Hunsbury.
Do you want to join our growing band of East Hunsbury Wombles? Please get in touch – we can supply litter pickers, gloves, and bags. Help to make your patch of East Hunsbury, litter free!
Before you undertake any litter picking in your area, please take time to read the document below for guidance to volunteers about how to litter pick, keeping yourself and others safe.
Volunteer Safe Litter Picking Guidelines - update for Wombles