The Colonies Grapevine and Freebies services

The Stockbridge Colonies offers a useful email service to residents who wish to subscribe to the Grapevine.  Messages on such topics as Colonies events, lost pets, mis-delivered parcels, tradespeople recommendations and anything which is of direct relevance to Colonies life can be submitted by residents and then forwarded after approval to the 300+ subscribing neighbours.

If you live and/or own a home in the Stockbridge Colonies and would like to be added to the mailing list, please send a blank email to   You will then receive an email, asking you to reply (which can also be blank) to confirm your subscription.  If you encounter any problems with setting up your subscription, please email

If you are already a ‘Grapeviner’ and would like to have an email distributed, the address is

As a result of popular demand (and with no annual yard sale in 2020 or 2021), we now offer an additional service for giving unwanted items to other Colonies residents.  Whilst our local charity shops gratefully accept clothes, furniture, some bric-a-brac etc and other things can be rehomed via Freecycle, certain things which are likely to be of interest to other Colonies residents can be offered via our Freebies emails.  This service can also be used to request items which many of us have lurking in sheds or attics eg dustsheets, DIY products, crafting requisites etc.  Please include as much detail as possible with your request or your offer (including photo and dimensions if applicable) and entitle it ‘offer – XYZ’ or ‘request – XYZ’.  To subscribe to this service, please send a blank email to

If you’d like to unsubscribe at any time, please email or