Category Archives: TMCOS

Thornham Magna Community Open Spaces (tmcos) is a community group set up in 2009 to focus on community-based outdoor projects.  An independent body, with eligibility to apply for outside funding from various sources, the group welcomes feedback on suggested projects that would make a positive difference to Thornham Magna’s open spaces.
Further information is available at the following link: 
http://www.thornhams.org/thornham-magna-community-open-spaces.htm The latest meeting information can be found here
Committee members are Irene Tibbenham, Trevor Jolley, and Alan Armstrong.  Please e-mail tmcos@btinternet.com for information not covered on the web-site.

tmcos SGM 1st December 2010

1. Presentation of constitution 2. Sign up of members 3. Agreement of constitution by members

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Stage 2 Grant Application – Update

An application to stage 2 of a Big Lottery funded bid has been submitted to Groundwork UK for a Community Open Spaces Grant.

Due to issues raised within the village the application had been put on hold since May of this year.

Many people will be aware that Thornham Walks have wanted to put in a playground for a number of years now, but have been unsuccessful in their bid for a Playbuilder grant.

Therefore it was decided, with permission from Groundwork UK, to relocate the tmcos application to the Thornham Walks, who will act as the accountable body, should the bid be successful.

An answer will be received in February 2011.
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tmcos SGM 14th November 2010

   1.  Apologies for absence  2. Adoption of revised Constitution  3. Finance  4. Date of Annual General Meeting  

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We ‘Coloured Our Community’

Communities are being encouraged to work together to plant bulbs both outdoors and in containers between 1st September and 30th November as part of a national bulb planting initiative www.thebigbulbplant tmCOS was also one of the first 100 communities in the country to receive 250 bulbs to kickstart their programme.
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So energetic members of the Thornham community aged 8 months to nearly 80 years gathered on Sunday 19th September, armed with trowels and spades to ‘colour our community’
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Colour Your Community – SUNDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

Please note this event has been brought forward one week from the 28th to the 19th September.

Colour Your Community is a national initiative, and opportunity for communities to make a practical difference to their local environments as well as encouraging communities to do things together; see www.thebigbulbplant.com for more information.  2010 is also the international year of diversity, www.biodiversityislife.net

Bulbs help increase the natural diversity of our environment by creating improved micro-climates that encourage greater numbers of insects to visit and assist in cross-pollination. 

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Children and Young Persons Consultation

tyregroupthumb.jpgThe Thornham Magna village community are privileged to have been invited to the second stage of a Big Lottery grant application for a playground, and so for this reason on Monday 12th April at the Thornham’s Village Hall, they held a children and young persons’ drop in event.  The consultation was carried out to determine what kind of playground area and equipment would be appropriate to fulfil the childrens’ requirements. 

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TMCOS: Playground

Dear Irene,

Your reply to the repeated request for an early meeting of members of Thornham Magna Community Open Spaces is still awaited, although we now have your written report, on which I will not comment here. The reason for wanting this meeting is to secure more detailed information, to raise questions and hold a full discussion, in the light of the increased scale of the project and the failure of the balancing Thornham Walks application.  It remains our  priority  wish  that  this meeting should happen before 12 April.

Failing that, we would want to be assured of opportunity for real discussion on 11 May, before commitment at Stage 2.Your report would be on the table, together with  your further  update  (including financial details of the project) and any paper TMCOS members wish to table. This could help to satisfy the  grant  givers’ emphasis  on  local  consultation.

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Playground Update

To help everyone understand the rationale behind our efforts to secure a new village playground, the following update will be delivered around the village with the next GNUs delivery. Follow this link to see the update .

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