Here are the planned, current and past projects from the Wixams Community Group.
We have more in the pipeline!
With around 80 people taking part in our Spring Bulb Planting Morning, we're very pleased to say that this project was an even bigger success than we had dared hope for. There were a wide range of ages, from toddlers right up to our lovely friends from the Wixams Retirement
As our Halloween Competition was such a success, and the Wixams community spirit was so impressive, we have decided to also run a decorations competition for Christmas and the winter season.
You can read here about the Halloween Competition, see the winning house and many other photos of the competition.
The very first Halloween Decorations Competition was a resounding success, with dozens of houses around Wixams covered in a wide range of spooky props. We saw many skeletons, spiders, cobwebs, witches (including a set of legs poking out of a cauldron), ghosts, grave stones, light shows and a lot of
The Wixams Gardening Group are currently liaising with Bedford Borough Council's Tree Officer to try and get the dead trees in Wixams replaced. As the majority of trees here have all been planted in the last decade, we have many more dead trees than you'd find in a more established
If you need help at home, in the garden, with shopping or occasional lifts, the Wixams Good Neighbour Group is here to help!
We have a dedicated team of volunteers who are ready to offer you assistance in a great range of ways: Lifts to the Doctors/Hospital/Opticians/Pharmacy, Prescription collection, Help with
You might have seen the recent BBC news story about wildflowers grown on the side of main roads: Why are England's roadsides blooming? This led us to setting up a new project where we're hoping bring some beauty to the stretch of the A6 alongside Wixams.
As part of our ongoing efforts to bring the community together, we run the Wixams Walkers group, part of the national Walking for Health scheme. The group is aimed at all ages and abilities and simply gives an opportunity for residents to get some exercise, meet people and to explore
To help people in the community to stay informed and learn new things, the Wixams Community Group will be bringing a series of talks to Wixams covering a wide range of topics.
It is hoped to run a talk once per month, with the first two months already scheduled: Dementia Awareness
The Wixams Gardening Group is a small group of keen gardeners who are willing to give up a little of their time to help improve and maintain some of the communal green spaces in Wixams. We meet fortnightly on Fridays to crack on with the next area and we have