Platinum Jubilee recipes

Platinum Jubilee

So who is popping on their apron and cooking mitts today to do some prep for Thursday? Here’s two recipes you could try – The Queens Platinum Jubilee Beacon Tart and the winning BBC Queens Pudding Lemon Swiss Roll and Amaretti Trifle. 
More recipes can be found in The Platinum Jubilee Cookbook which will be on sale from Monday 30th May 2022 at the Thurst Cafe, New Green Centre. Need a copy of the recipes? Either click the link below or ask for a copy at the Thurst Cafe. Happy baking!

Summer Fayre

Summer Fayre – Earth Spirit PagenEvents

Hail and welcome to the Earth Spirit Summer Fayre, bringing together like-minded folk, whether you are a witch, druid, shaman old, or new to your spiritual path, all are welcome.
Our aim is to give the pagan community that cannot always attend the larger festivals for different reasons or who prefer to attend an indoor fayre the opportunity to celebrate the turning wheel of the year, meet up with and talk to others that understand the traditional old ways of a nature-based path, whilst joining in with ceremonies, drum circles, workshops and enjoying some beautiful handcrafted wares within the pagan market, items crafted for pagans by pagans. The items crafted are inspired by nature, the woodland fae, and spirits with an added touch of pagan symbolism and magic. Exhibitors have a vast amount of experience and knowledge which they are happy to share. It is a safe place where you can be yourselves and dress how they wish.
Entrance to the event £2
Blessings to you all!


Thurst CIC – web release

New Green Community Trust changes…

As most people are aware we are a Registered Charity managed by the Trustees. Recently they were faced with a tough decision…
Charities by law are not allowed to trade more than 25% of their income. With the café becoming more popular, this would be breached, and as not part of the “primary purpose”, could have resulted in the Trust having its charity status removed.
The Trustees were faced with the option of drastically scaling back or actually closing the café, to retain their Charity Status.
As a result the Trustees decided that from April 1st a new company would operate the café as well as organise events at the New Green. This was to enable everyone to enjoy the unique facilities, be it after attending a class or meeting, using the parkland or just meeting friends.
Thurst CIC (Community Interest Company) is now responsible for these operations and is a not for profit company.
The staff will remain the same, the products sold will remain the same, but it will be run totally separately from the rest of the Trust.
Already Thurst CIC have held monthly bingo sessions, supplied bar services for weddings, and other events are planned throughout the year including Craft Fairs and “pre-loved” clothing sales. Check back regularly here for updates.
The café will be in the capable hands of Faye Blade and she can be contacted at
Whilst events will be organised by Simon Lee email
All other matters to