Garvagh – Village Plan

Community Drop in Event

An Updated Village Plan for Garvagh

Tuesday 7th November 2017

3pm to 8pm

at Garvagh Community Building, 85 Main Street, Garvagh

Feel free to drop in anytime

Everyone Welcome

The Brickx Club

Exciting News……. Brickx Club is coming back for another 5 weeks on Saturday 18th November 2017 from 10am to 11am. To book a place please get in touch with Claire at 028 2955 7325. Let’s keep on building!

Bath Bomb Science Workshop

Bath Bomb Science Workshop with Fiona from Fun Fizz is coming to Garvagh Community Building on Saturday 25th November 2017 from 2pm to 4pm for children aged 8+.
Discover why bath bombs fizz with fun science experiments.
Design your own unique bath bomb
Wrap up your creations to take home as a gift for family or friends.
The cost of the workshop is £4 per child – booking essential. For further details or to book a place contact Claire on 02829557325, pm via facebook or email

Martina Mullan – Make up Workshop

The Make Up Workshop is returning to the Garvagh Community Building(GADDA centre) on Saturday 30th September – starting at 11am until 2pm – investment £20….This is a very relaxed morning/afternoon where you can take along your own make up and learn some tricks of the make up world……come along and see how to perfect a natural make up look (the less is more look…without the massive eyebrow trend) and then how to apply a night time/smokey look which will have you all ready for the Christmas party scene!! 🎄🎄Booking is essential as numbers per workshop are limited – so please get in touch via Facebook or ring/text Martina on 07845342029!!!💄💄

Speech and Drama

Speech and Drama will be recommencing tomorrow
Saturday 16th September 2017
9am to 1pm
Speech and Drama is held on Saturday mornings and the children are taught in small groups. Children will have the opportunity to work towards exams and participate in local festivals. For further details please contact Rita McVeigh on 02870832061

Garvagh People’s Forest – Beginners Walking Group

Thank you to everyone who turned up to the Beginners’ Walking Group information meeting yesterday – it was lovely to meet you all.
With the support of Garvagh Community Walking Group, the Beginners Walking Group will commence on Thursday 21st September 2017 at 9.30am meeting in Garvagh Community Building and will make our way to Garvagh Forest where over the Autumn we will walk on different trails around the forest. Walks will be suitable for all those wishing to begin gentle walking and will finish with refreshments at the end of each walk back in Garvagh Community Building. Everyone Welcome. For further information contact Claire Millar or Karin Eyben on 02829557325 Big Lottery Fund NI #garvaghpeoplesforest.

Garvagh Young Farmer’s Club

First meeting of Garvagh YFC will take place on Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 8pm in Garvagh Community Building (GADDA).

Get in touch with Garvagh YFC for more details

Facebook – @garvaghyoungfarmers

Telephone – 07512024916

Garvagh People’s Forest Project – Beginners Walking Group

A Beginners Forest Walking Group is starting up this autumn organised by Garvagh Community Walking Group and Garvagh People’s Forest Project. Come along on Thursday 14th September @10.00 am to hear more and do contact Claire or Karin if you would like more information. Tel: 07966 202184 or


Making Local Woods Work – Networking Event

Sat 23 September 2017
10:30 – 16:30 BST

Garvagh People’s Forest
6 Forest Road
Garvagh, County Londonderry BT51 5EF

Making Local Woods Work – Networking Event
Everybody involved in community woods is warmly invited to join us for a unique opportunity to connect and learn with other people and woodland projects. This event is open to anyone running or setting up a woodland social enterprise.
The event is set in the inspiring location of Garvagh People’s Forest – providing an opportunity for tailored, in-depth conversation on the topics most important to you.
Topics discussed would include:
* Guided tour of Garvagh People’s Forest
* Relationships with land owners and managing agents
* Woodland social enterprises – business models and community structures
* Well-being programmes in a woodland setting
* Woodland conservation and protection
* Community and member engagement
Format: The event will take place mostly outdoors around a fire. There will be a shared lunch and a chance to walk, talk and listen. This is networking event for woodland projects, rather than a family fun day. However there will be some child friendly activities (such as a treasure hunt and making dens) supervised by experienced volunteers. Please wear waterproof coats and shoes for damp ground. If it rains hard, we will move undercover.
Access: There is a car park 200 meters from the meeting, and a road that come within 100 meters. Wide, rough paths are suitable for buggies but not wheelchairs (sorry).
The draft Programme is as follows:
10.00 Arrival, registration and refreshments at Garvagh Development Trust, 85 Main Street BT51 5AB.
10.30 Welcome and introductions. Who is here? What experience do we bring? What do we want from today?
11.00 Guided tour of Garvagh People’s Forest exploring the site and its activities.
12.00 Other stories: From Down to Earth’s woodland and green burial site, Cloughmills Incredible Edible and more. Questions, answers and discussion of key themes. Facilitated by Gill McNeill / James Orr from Down to Earth. Or treasure hunt activity.
12.45 Hot lunch.
13.45 Workshop: Practical story telling. Facilitated by Karin from Garvagh Development Trust. Or making dens in the beechwood.
14.45 Workshop: Behind the scenes of woodland social enterprise: Examples of ownership, management, membership, community engagement and models of income generation. Or making dens in the beechwood.
16.00 Tea and cake. What have we made or found today? What have we gained from the event? What do we want more of?
Plus information on Making Local Woods Work national conference, 20-21 October in Cumbernauld, Scotland – and other announcements.
16.30 Depart
For more information:
* on the event, contact event organiser and facilitator, Jo Bird 07970075704
* on Making Local Woods Work programme, contact 01993 810730 or

Booking your place: If you would like to attend this event, please book your place through . Booking before Monday 18 September makes sure your food and other needs will be met. Overnight accomodation is available separately at
Thank you: This event is free because it is supported by Making Local Woods Work: a BIG Lottery fund project led by the Plunkett Foundation. The event also celebrates the European Day of Sustainable Communities .

The Brickx Club North Coast

Due to the success of the summer scheme we are delighted to announce that The Brickx Club North Coast will be back again in September for a term time weekly club commencing on Saturday 16th September 2017 and running weekly to Saturday 14th October 2017 from 10am to 11am. The class is for children aged 5 to 11 and the cost for the five weeks is £20 per child.
If you are interested in booking a place please contact Claire on 028 2955 7325, email or PM via facebook – Booking is essential as places limited .