Please find attached in the link below an interesting article from Dave and Margaret Hart. It's about an ex-Lifeboat called St Cedd that acted as an escort boat whilst Dave was a volunteer at the Essex Youth Sailing Centre at Bradwell Waterside. Dave was involved with the Community here through his work with boats and helped repair a boat belonging to the warden here at that time. Hopefully some of you may remember him from then.
The October edition of the Village View is now out, if you click on the link below then you can read the latest update from Ruth Bull, Chair of the Bradwell Committee.
Since we have been open in July we have been really pleased to welcome so many friends, both old and new, back to Othona. These continue to be challenging times and we are monitoring the government guidelines regularly to make sure we continue to keep everyone safe here. Any changes to our policies for covid-19 are updated on our website:https://www.othonaessex.org.uk/reopening-update. There are new events now on programme for the Autumn/Winter period so please take a look: https://www.othonaessex.org.uk/events-listing. Here are a few of the many comments we have received from those staying during the summer:
"Thanks to all of you for your hospitality,... Read More
The minutes for the latest BCC meeting are avaialble to read in the link below and are also in the news section of our website (https://www.othonaessex.org.uk/bradwell-committee-2020) along with all previous minutes for the last few years. If you wish to receive RSS alerts for new blog content please use the blog page URL on your RSS feeds reader (https://www.othonaessex.org.uk/blog).
Many of you will remember David Buck, who was a long-term part of the Othona Community and the inspiration behind the Peace Garden. We were very sad to hear that he had recently passed away and our thoughts and prayers are with Gillian, his wife, and the rest of his family. Gillian let us know that;
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The updates notes featured in the recent (Saturday 15th August) BCC Open meeting are now available on our website to read. All of the Committee and Trustee documents for publication are stored in our "News" section of the Website and freely available.
The latest Othona article in the Village View is now available, click on the link below to read:
This week (17th- 21st August) is our virtual permaculture week. All the sessions start at 7.30pm with a talk followed by a Q&A session.
Monday 17th General introduction to Permaculture
Tuesday 18th Gardening Ideas for making the most of a small space
Wednesday 19th The Othona Bradwell Energy Project
Thursday 20th Walking About with Jonney Aldridge
Friday 21st Community Gardens: Growing Together: Community Gardens
Tonight's... Read More
The Othona Open BCC meetings will take place online via Zoom.
There will be two opportunities for people to take part and share together.
This is to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to attend.
Both meetings will follow the same format and agenda. You will only need to attend one of the meetings.
Saturday 15th August at 2pm
Topic: Othona Open BCC Meeting
Time: Aug 15, 2020 02:00 PM London
The date and time for the second meeting will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Please contact the office (email@example.com) for Zoom joining instructions.
The Agenda for the meetings is as follows:
1. Welcome & Introductions... Read More
We had a very special Chapel service this week taken by Jan Marshall, who shared her hopes for Othona. You can read some of this on our faithbook page (https://www.othonaessex.org.uk/faith-book). Please do submit your thoughts and prayers to go on this page.
O God may the doors of Othona be wide enough to receive all who need love and compassion.
But narrow enough to shut out any spirit of selfishness and self-interest.... Read More