Repair Day

          Before  Christmas a few of us had a chat in the pub about getting together to try and mend local household goods to try and reduce waste. Since then we have managed to get a lovely team of skilled repairers together who are willing to Read more…

Plant sale and book swap

We’re having a book swap and plant sale! Bring good quality books for children and adults, and DVDs to swap like-for-like (bring 5 take 5 or donate for extra!). Ginny and the wildflower nursery team will also be there selling their plants. Have yourself a cuppa and stock up on Read more…

Drop in for coffee

Would you like to meet new people and have a cuppa and a chat? One of the things we have wanted to do for a while is to be available to open the common room for people to come and enjoy a tea or coffee and meet new people. Now Read more…

Macrame bracelet workshop

As promised, we are running our next workshop on Sunday 19th May, 10:00am-12:00pm in the Medway block, Higher Ground, Allendale. Come and make a colourful bracelet and learn how to master a few basic macrame knots, adding your own detail with different beads. Perfect for a personal gift or for Read more…

Apple tree grafting workshop

Here it is! After having so much interest in the prospect of an apple tree grafting workshop, Honest Graft who are a community interest company from Newcastle who work with community orchards, are coming to run a fantastic workshop for our project next month. It will be on Sunday 24th Read more…

Winter Wreath weaving workshop

Due to the success of our wreath workshop last year we are running another this December. Come and make a beautiful winter wreath which can be used year after year, and decorate it as you please with woven in foliage and, dried oranges and ribbons. All materials, spiced tea and Read more…

* * * Covid-19 UPDATE * * *

From June 12th, Higher Ground Allendale will begin to permit volunteers back on site. We will be strictly limiting the numbers of volunteers at any given time.

More information is available in the top menu on the website.

The public footpath from Shilburn Road to the exits at the bottom remains open. Thank you to everyone for observing these restrictions during this difficult time. We'll be up and running soon but for now, let's stay sensible.
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