In the period 1 Oct 2006- 1 Oct 2007 Tilehurst Globe has adapted to independence whilst
continuing to thrive as a lively well-regarded voluntary community group that
promotes environmental sustainability. In spite of the removal of help in kind
from RBC we have forged partnerships with
local businesses and established new ways of working. We have
a sponsorship scheme and entered into sponsorship arrangements with six
local businesses resulting in donations of £190 in the period April- 31st
August 2007 ( end of financial
Shared out tasks amongst more people. Five people now
undertake routine tasks every month.
Updated the Tilehurst Globe website to reflect the new
Produced a novices guide to using the library facilities to
obtain information about Tilehurst Globe, and established good relationships
with the local library staff.
Maintained contact with members and the public through posters in shop windows, and via
e-mail and library IT services.
Held regular monthly meetings on topics identified by
members. The attendance at the 5 meetings since 1 April (when regular mailing
ceased) varied between 12 and 20,
averaging at 15.5, drawn from more
than 30 people who come to meetings
Undertaken extended preparation for some meetings –e.g
initial discussions to formulate questions for a visiting speaker, and
Taken part in RESCUE 2007 – organising sessions locally
involving 96 person hours in clearing up local litter black-spots. This
involves preparing posters, obtaining sponsors from local businesses, and
associated follow-up activities.
Mounted a display at Tilehurst Show, involving a repeat of
the 2006 Rubbish Quiz ( 65 entries completed by members of the public).
Reported back to relevant officers in RBC about (i) the rescue litter black spots and (ii) the
lack of improvement in the public’s
knowledge about how to dispose of domestic waste.
Undertaken a survey of bluebell species in Blundell’s copse
and removed hybrid and Spanish
Reported regularly to RBC parks department on issues in
Blundells copse (vandalism, damage etc) and routine monthly reports.
Attempted to make progress with youth shelter(s) in
Tilehurst in spite of minimal professional support.