Congratulations to  the Council,  our members and volunteers – : we have achieved the Green Flag award  again this year  and  from the South West in Bloom   It’s your Neighbourhood we achieved ‘Outstanding’ for  our first application.  We couldn’t ask for more from all of you.

We will see you all at the gardening sessions on the first and third Sundays …………

At the South West in Bloom  awards ceremony last week we were  awarded ” Outstanding”  at our first entry. We have been told that this is very unusual. So we can give ourselves a big pat on the back  and reflect what we have achieved over the last 6 years and congratulate ourselves, before getting back to the tasks of gardening and litter picking, pond maintenance, …. restoration………..

17: Shane Shewan, 2021

17: Shane Shewan, 2021

So very well done and a big thank you to all our members and  volunteers and extend our thanks to the Council, as this is very much a joint effort

 A thank you to the Members and Volunteers and an Unveiling

Instead of the big fundraising party  that we usually have each year,  we thought that after a trying 18 months we would just have get together  with food from the Syrian Kitchen and  tea and coffee  for our members. Just to say 'Thank you and welcome back ".  And our Councillors, Amanda Rigby and Dr Yukteshwar Kumar both came to unveil our latest restoration project for the Garden : the sundial

May was spent digging out the beds in the Memorial Garden and creating new beds by the front lawn. We planted Phormiums there as a striking architectural feature. A total of £700 was donated for plans and together with the Council we have replanted these beds, started the beds by the front lawn, and completed the replanting of the planters. We have also reinstated the sundial pedestal which awaits its gnomon.

End of an EraPhormium

The storm at the end of May resulted in the loss of our Lombardy Poplar, a one time national champion, and the consequent devastation of the Sunderland Street Entrance. We will repair the damage.

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