Volunteer run Centre for Environmental Education specialising in natural and traditional building courses

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OBee Community Interest Company uses low-tech and traditional construction projects as a way of bringing people together to learn

VOLUNTEER WITH US - either on site at Orchard Barn in a practical way, or behind the scenes to help publicize and manage the community project

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Our current project is the reinstatement of our 1580 Suffolk Long House

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Our courses are mostly held at Orchard Barn, Ringshall, Suffolk, IP14 2LY, UK in our award winning off-grid environmental education centre. GOOGLE MAPS

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Suffolk Greenest County award winner

Orchard Barn Environmental Education Centre (OBee) CIC No: 06379982

Registered Office: Orchard Barn, Bildeston Road, Ringshall Stowmarket, IP14 2LY, UK
Registered in England and Wales

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Annual Report for 22-23

Adopted policies

Complaints procedure revised Feb 23

Data Protection Statement revised April 21

Equality and Diversity revised March 23

Expenses revised March 23

Grievance procedure revised Feb 23

Health and Safety revised March 23

Payment revised March 23

Safeguarding revised March 23

Volunteer policy revised Feb 23

  Site map of Orchard Barn by Izzy Roberts

New Orchard Barn site map (2021) crafted by Izzy Roberts

Mike, Myrtle and Jane repairing outdoor seating area

Mike, Myrtle and Jane repairing the outdoor seating area (September 2020).

This seat is constructed from flint, reclaimed brick, lime, cob (clay and straw) and wany edged oak (offcuts from milling).

Volunteers enjoying a break in the sunshine