Social Activities

Indoor activities are not available during the current Covid-19 restrictions

One of the main aims of the Residents’ Association, which was set up in 2017 when the first residents moved in, is to encourage social activities which will appeal to a wide range of people. 

The Association organises occasional tea parties, sometimes in conjunction with a general residents’ meeting.  This is an opportunity to relax, meet neighbours informally and exchange information.

Other smaller group activities have been set up by individual residents and make use of the Common House or outdoor spaces.  These include:

  • A lending library of books donated by residents
  • A book group
  •  Weekly table tennis sessions take place in the raised bed area behind Levens Mansions [Wednesday at 2.30]
  • Volunteers’ gardening group

Regular yoga and art classes take place in the Common House.

 

The Book Club

The Book Club was started and is led by Theresa Sheridan. It currently comprises five members and meets once a month on a Monday. Because of the pandemic meetings are currently taking place on Zoom; our discussions work well on this platform. In pre-Covid times we met either in the Common House or in the home of one of the members.


We focus on biographies or other non-fiction, and take turns in choosing books and leading the discussion. Recent choices have included A Year at the Circus by Jon Sopel, On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming, Ratline by Philippe Sands, and The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes.


New members will be welcome. If you wish to join or would like further information please contact us.

Volunteer Gardening Group

Although our garden maintenance firm does most the work, we welcome help with

  • watering trees and hedges during dry periods
  • weeding swales and wildflower areas
  • planting bulbs in autumn
  • digging out compost and bagging it up for use 

No prior experience is necessary! If you care about our grounds and would like to help please contact the Chair of the Garden Committee, Angela Hobsbaum.