Community Interest Company we produce an annual report - based on
our social, environmental and heritage outcomes. This report was
verified by OBee CIC Members our online AGM on 26th November 2022.
The headlines for the year 1/10/21 -
to successful funding applications OBee was able to pay for professional
heritage skills training for volunteers. The number of days
contributed was up on the previous year, and comprised of 298
practical days, 739 (up 393.5) semi-skilled days and 251 skilled days.
'In-kind' value of these 1288 days was £275,600 (based
on HLF rates). This was £99,900 up on previous year mostly because of
the training our volunteers received which meant they moved from the
unskilled/practical level to semi-skilled.
Many BIG thank-yous to all our
wonderful volunteers who donated their skills, time and energy and made
21-22 such a positive year.
27% of our volunteers live within a 10 mile
radius of Orchard Barn, 41% live
in the rest of Suffolk, another 23% in the rest of East Anglia and 7% from the rest
of the UK
- CDM (2015) F10 registration and in-depth volunteer health and safety training prior to raising Long House
- Long House frame raised in 42 days. Trained volunteer input comprised 160 days.
development included timber framing and roof frame construction, peg
making, making and fitting sprocktets, making and fitting Light Straw
Clay insulation, green wood working,
archaeology, museum curation, local history
composting, old carpentry tool restoration and
- Volunteers wrote, edited and circulated 12 articles to local parish and town magazines
- In February we held a small Wassail
the orchard, and in September celebrated our 15th birthday with tea and
delivered traditional building skills courses to 69 students
- We awarded 48 (up 12) IHBC CPD attendance
- Alfred Williams Charitable Trust enabled the purchase and milling of the final 8 oak logs needed to complete frame
- Radcliffe Trust enabled further training of volunteers in how to raise a traditional timber frame
- MSDC Locality
Budget funded First Aid training for 10 volunteers and professional training in Pargetting and Clay Rendering for volunteers
working included Greenways Ipswich, Bury Town Trust, West
Suffolk College, and Orchards East