Tesco’s Bags of Help

The Spinney is one of three causes nominated at the following Tesco stores.

Bourne superstore – PE10 9LS
Bourne Express – PE10 9AQ
Spalding Matmore – PE11 2PN

Between Jan and 31st March 2020 if we receive the most blue tokens we will be awarded £2k, 2nd – £1k or 3rd – £500.

This spring we need to spend over £1k bark chipping for under play equipment plus pay our annual £1k insurance.

Last work session of 2019

with mulled wine and mince pies (thanks Patrick!). An opportunity to reflect on another great year of outdoor fun. Don’t forget that the site is open every day of the year – a perfect location to walk off festive excesses. Happy Christmas everyone!

Co-op Community Fund

Today we accepted a cheque on behalf of The Spinney for a whopping £2,887 from the Co-op Community Fund.

Thanks to people who shopped at either the Colsterworth or Corby Glen stores and nominated The Spinney.

We have also been selected for 2019 / 20, so please support us by:

If you are already a Co-op member, please choose to support The Spinney by clicking on


and click ‘Sign in’

or click to become a member and choose The Spinney.

Many thanks again from the team at The Spinney

Tree Dressing 23rd November – to be rescheduled to spring 2020..

Unfortunately, due to the rain last night and also rain predicted for all day Saturday we had reluctantly decided to postpone the Tree dressing event and will look to reschedule in early part of 2020.

The spinney site is very wet, muddy and will not be a positive experience..

Please circulate the update

Please watch out on facebook and we will re post the rescheduled date.

A little rain doesn’t stop volunteers

Well, it takes more than a bit of rain to dampen the spirits of the resilient band of helpers at the Spinney. Just a quick tidy up this morning to make it ready to receive the next load of visitors. Don’t forget, the Spinney is FREE to use at any time (although donations towards the upkeep are appreciated) and new recruits to our band of merry assistants are always welcome. Happy Saturday.

‘Butterfly Brothers’, of Bourne

? Did you see Gardeners’ World this week? A lovely programme on meadows and meadow gardening (featuring, coincidentally, two local professional gardeners, the so-called ‘Butterfly Brothers’, of Bourne, and a wonderful wildlife garden they’d created in Bishop’s Stortford).

But don’t forget that you can come and unwind, just like Monty, with a walk around our meadow at any time – it’s aflutter with butterflies at the moment, including the fabulous marbled whites seen in the programme! ?