The Orston Millennium Green was created as part of a national project to mark the new Millennium. It can be reached by a gate on the left-hand side of the road when leaving the village along Smite Lane, just after crossing the Smite Road bridge. It was created by village volunteers as part of a national project to mark the new Millennium. There is a mown area for sport & recreation, “natural” areas for the enjoyment of nature and wildlife and a footbridge which links 2 existing footpaths, creating a circular walk from the village. Click here for sketch map of the walk.
The Green is managed and maintained by the Orston Millennium Green Trust which is made up of village residents and is a registered charity. See list of Trustees below.
The Green provides an ideal location for village events which bring people together and also help fund maintenance of the Green.
2021 saw the completion of our wonderful waterless eco toilet of which we are very proud!
If you would like to be involved with the Millennium Green there are various ways to join in apart from supporting events of course! You can
- Become a Trustee – this is not as onerous as it sounds! We are a small group of Trustees who meet half a dozed times a year to plan events, fund-raisers, developments and maintenance. For further information please contact the current Chairperson Fiona Gullis on 07908814090 or come along to a meeting or maintenance session
- Join a maintenance session – these are held at the weekends and require no skills or tools – just enthusiasm! They are advertised in the monthly bulletin.
- Volunteer at an event or fund-raiser – we always need extra pairs of hands to help with stalls/games/bars/tickets etc and welcome helpers of all ages. We use the bulletin and the Village Whatsapp group to put out pleas for specific events as they arise.
- Become a Friend of the Millennium Green by making a regular financial contribution to the development and maintenance of the Green. Click here.
The current Trustees are:
Fiona Gullis (Chairperson) 07908814090
For our latest Chairperson’s Report, click here.
Recent events include
Our most recent event –Friday 20th July – Sunday 22nd July 2019 Orston Summer Fun Weekend
What a wonderful weekend this was packed to the hilt with fun,bats,bees dogs and plastic ducks! The Millennium Green was packed with campers and the wonderful sound of children playing together in the fresh air. We manged to raise a whopping £1,500 towards our Eco toilet.
Please find further photos at https://www.flickr.com/photos/76446883@N06/albums/72157671464903118