Stag Beetle sculpture arrives in time for Heritage Sunday

The brain child of GBC Countryside Wardens, a three foot sculpture of a stag beetle has been commissioned for the Gunpowder Mills Site.

It has been paid for by Chilworth2gether who are donating it to the heritage site.

The sculpture will be sited in the picnic area, close to the “bug hotel” which is an area designed to provide nesting and hibernation places for bugs and insects. The purpose of the sculpture is to delight and encourage young visitors and the Forest School children who use the picnic site each week, to think about nature conservation and the environment.

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Village Hall Committee thanks Chilworth2gether for the audio visual equipment

We are pleased to announce the hand-over of a new audio Visual system that has been installed in Chilworth Village Hall. Thanks to being the beneficiary from the Chilworth Manor “Pimms and Picnic” event last year, Chilworth2gether was able to take on a bigger community project than we could normally hope to achieve, and looked for a project that would benefit as many locals as possible.

We decided that nearly the whole village would benefit one way or another from the installation of a new secure audio-visual system in the village hall.

The system will be used to improve presentations, for example for History Society and the Gunpowder Mills Annual meetings, having cordless microphones, a ceiling mounted projector and an electrically operated screen.

Hopefully the system will also be used by other users of the village hall, to provide high quality sound from a mobile device.

We now also have the capacity to show full length films in surround sound. We are hoping this will bring the village together in a new way, with the prospect of a Village Film Club being set up.

We’ll publish further news on this website.