Thursday August 28th

4-7 pm

Join us for a picnic behind the flats in Union St. This is a joint venture with Plymouth Community Homes, and there will be international food to share, quizzes, games and other picnic things.

Click on the link for a poster  Stonehouse Community Picnic 2014


Some of the events that we have previously been involved in include: 

More Croquet

Remember the Croquet last year. Another fantastic day. Oliver Colvile has invited us again to play croquet (or try to play croquet) and to eat a delicious cream tea. Can you let Jacky know if you want to come so we can get a list?  It’s the first Saturday of August – August 2nd, at Millfields. Thank you Oliver.


Stonehouse Open Gardens Day

Sunday 20 July

2-6 pm

‘Join us for a walking tour of community gardens in Stonehouse, or pop in and have a look at a garden during opening times.

Organised by local people for local people.

Village Green garden and orchard garden – 2 – 4 pm, Stonehall Flats, off Durnford Street.

 Traditional vegetable garden and pretty courtyards – 2 – 4 pm, 71 – 83 Durnford Street

Perfect planters and blooming balconies – 4 – 6 pm. 238 – 316 and 388 – 392 Union Street, rear of Post Office

Cottage gardens and buffet refreshments.  come and meet other gardening and community groups – 4 – 6 pm, 1a – 1d Waterloo Yard Flats, off High Street by Stonehouse Creek


Bring and Share Lunch Bring games and jigsaws and items you would like to exchange with others but mostly come TO PLAN A GARDEN ON UNION STREET (working with Stonehouse Action and other groups we have the plot opposite the Palace, next to the dark green shop) We can start work clearing it now – but what will it be like. Come and join the planning!

BIG LUNCH, 12-3.30 on Sunday 1st June Join us for the BIG LUNCH on Sunday 1st June beside the Palace Theatre in Palace Square. Bring seats, food and be ready for lots of fun.

Union Street Party Every year, in September, Stonehouse Action hold a street party, closing part of Union street for stalls, live entertainment and a brilliant afternoon out for local people. Stonehouse Time Bank have a stall and always help set things up and tidy away.

Croquet Day Stonehouse Time Bank members spent some of their hard earned hours on Saturday (27 July) playing croquet on the Millifield Estate Croquet Lawn and having a delicious cream tea. Twenty four of us had a wonderful time learning to play and our host, Oliver Colvile, was very patient – although he did occasionally have to be firm! Some of us proved talented, but sadly most of us didn’t. However even specks of rain didn’t put us off having raucous fun, and we are now looking for Croquet Clubs to join. We have also decided that this is to be an annual event. Stonehouse is an extraordinary place – with pockets of affluence like the Millfields estate and King William Yard, and other areas of real deprivation. When Zebra started a Time Bank in Stonehouse we wondered whether it could encompass the whole range of the community. This event proved that it can – we were a very mixed bunch of 24 people having a great time together. As Barbara said when she saw the list of who was going – ‘What a nice group of people! I’m looking forward to it even more now.’ Thanks to Oliver, Stuart, Jan and Joy who arranged it all. We are now going to have fun events more often, starting with Tony arranging a games evening with bar-b-que.  


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