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FlintShare in Cilcain

Who are we…

We are a newly formed, not for profit Social Enterprise and we are run by our members.

Our purpose is to bring together people who want to be involved in growing their own food, sustainably and locally, while enjoying a community venture.

We will shortly be inviting people to join as members, to be a part of our community and to be involved in producing food for themselves.

Why we are in Cilcain…

A local landowner has generously offered us the use of a field just outside Cilcain. It is a lovely spot and we are very excited about gently and carefully developing a beautiful and productive area on this site.

What are our Plans?

Our hope is that FlintShare members will create vegetable and herb beds, a blueberry patch and we hope to keep bees. We will encourage, and add to, the wild flowers and maintain the hedges for maximum bio diversity.

There is scope for a 'woodland skills area' where we can learn about coppice crafts, willow weaving and perhaps make charcoal.

What will be the impact on the Village?

We are locals, too!

We hope that many villagers will decide to join FlintShare and help develop the site as they want it.

The field is well outside the village and doesn't have to be accessed through the centre. We are very careful to minimise car traffic by sharing lifts wherever possible and encouraging public transport use. Most villagers will probably walk to the site.

There might be a few extras in the pub occasionally!

More Information…

To stay informed about FlintShare, find out how to become a member, or just to keep tabs on the Cilcain site…


Phone: Nikki on 01352 810622


Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon.


A WARM WELCOME to Simon and Rachel Farr with their plough horse, Boxer. The Farrs have joined FlintShare, your local community growing project, to grow for the VegShare scheme at Cilcain. The beautiful and sturdy Boxer will lend a hoof to the project. He will be much kinder to the land than a tractor, not to mention all that lovely fertility delivered straight to the site!

The basic plan is that 20 sharers will share the costs (under £10.50 per week) and contribute four hours per month on site to work alongside Simon and Rachel (and sometimes Boxer, of course).

As their ‘dividend’ the sharers split the harvest equally between them. This will provide local, organically grown, fresh veg weekly for two people - great value and much more fun than the supermarket! Sharers will be members of FlintShare which has many benefits such as free pick your own fruit, social events with like-minded people, workshops and more.

There are still a few shares available but you need to be quick as the scheme needs to start in Feb to get the ground ready.

To find out more check out the website at


or call Nikki on 01352 810622

EVENT: We will be pruning the orchard at Northop on Saturday, 16th Feb with experts on hand to teach us how to do it right. Everyone welcome.