Huge efforts are made to keep our open spaces looking good. Here are some examples in Great Turners Wood




So what else is the Community Association doing in Beare Green?

Well, they can only do what we think you want. The Community Association meetings are for you to attend and put forward suggestions. BGCA trustees and elected officers are present and decisions, where possible, are made at the time and actioned by a simple yes or no vote. Why not come along?

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BGCA Trustees Meetings
Wednesday 7th November 2018

Working Party Great Turners Wood 9.45am - 2.30 pm

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Working Party Great Turners Wood 9.45am - 2.30 pm

Wednesday 6th February 2018

Working Party Great Turners Wood 9.45am - 2.30 pm

PROJECT ECHO and the strong tower

As modern and spacious as the main hall at Beare Green Village Hall is, it has always had a big ECHO which was a problem for some users. As the village cinema project has advanced, we needed to deal with it, and to be able to cover the top windows; and add dimmable lighting. Work was also needed on the ceiling smoke detectors and high up emergency lights. We needed an access tower ! (see photo).

Trustees bought tiles that absorb 95% of sound and hired men to fit them. Remote controlled window blinds came from by Solomon Blinds, and Beare Green electrician Dave Cullis did the electrical work. The echo is largely gone, and the new ceiling, dimmable LED lights and blinds look lovely.

Future use of the hall should improve from new bookings from musical groups, and from the monthly cinema (second Saturday of the month, starting September) and other events planned for the autumn, through to a new year’s eve event with live music … we hope you all come along !”


New Year's Eve 2017

For the second year running a grand New Year's Eve Party took place this year organised by Sandra Howard (BGCA Trustee) with over fifty residents and friends enjoying another superb night of entertainment including our regular barn dance musician Barbara Steadman-Allen (our vicar) and caller Maria Young (BGCA Secretary).

By popular demand our very own Tommy Cooper lookalike (Gordon Howard) and Shirley Bassey (Sandra Howard) gave stirling performances between a variety of 60's and 70's popular music and singalong old song favourites.

BGCA Trustees would like to wish all our helpers, supporters, and residents a very Happy New Year and hope to see you all at future events in 2018.

Beare Green Community Association volunteers have been working on the footpath around the pond. Undergrowth has been cut back and a new woodchip path has been laid over mud and eroded bare tree roots. This reduces the damage to the tree roots, makes using the footpath safer and generally enhances the beautiful walkway around the pond. Mole Valley District Council contractors provided the wood chippings from some tree safety work around the park area where some trees had to be reduced.
























































Maintaining the pathway around the pond








Maintaining the pathway alongside Great Turners Wood with help from Leith Hill Trefoil Guild

Beare Green Community Association volunteers with members of Leith Hill Trefoil Guild have been working on the footpath adjacent to Great Turners Wood off Highland Road.  Their intention is to maintain and enhance the path and the adjacent section of woodland for the benefit of residents, visiting walkers and local wildlife. Hazel and holly have been cut to open up the canopy and allow light to reach the floor. This has each year encouraged the growth of ground flora. Last year we saw the growth of bluebells along this pretty path and it is hoped that following years will bring even more colour to this well used thoroughfare. Cut material has been used to create a ‘dead hedge’ along the edge of the footpath which will benefit invertebrates, fungi and other wildlife. The ivy that had taken hold on so many of the strangled trees is being gradually removed to allow the trees to recover. Work pauses each year to allow the resident birds to nest throughout the woodland and in particular the inquisitive robins and wrens that have increased in number on the footpath since work began several years ago.  Great Turners Wood is cared for by Beare Green Community Association in partnership with volunteers from Gatwick Greenspace and Mole Valley District Council. We are also grateful for the help and backing from our District Councillor Michelle Watson.



New Year's Eve

A grand New Year's Eve Party took place organised by Peter Hewitt (BGCA Co-ordinator) with over sixty residents and friends enjoying a superb night of entertainment including a barn dance led by Barbara (our vicar) and Maria (BGCA Secretary), fun and humour from Tommy Cooper lookalike (Gordon Howard) and a rendition of Shirley Bassey's "Hey Big Spender" by Sandra Howard (BGCA trustee).

A Cottage Pie supper was provided with a bar and the night was highlighted with seeing in New Year in with a superb display of fireworks lighting up the New Year's Day sky.

If you missed it, let's hope it is repeated in 2017!


Another Grand Jumble Sale!!

The Community Association is run by volunteers - part of its remit is raising money to maintain the village hall so that it is available for hire to groups, parties, classes etc. It is a valuable asset to Beare Green residents.

We are in need of some extra help to run our events and would welcome any time you might be able to offer us - If you would like any further information please let any of the trustees listed in Contacts have your name and telephone number or email address and we will be in touch. You would always be offered a warm welcome.




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