The Plants are gone, long live the bulbs

Well they’re gone!

A small but beautifully formed band of 5 willing volunteers cleared the mass of wild flower greenery in front of the Meanwood Village stone and planted bulbs for next spring. When they die down a similar mix of wildflowers will be sown for the summer.

It was a backbreaking, exhausting task but was made worth it by the number of people who came up to chat to us and say how they’ve enjoyed the plants and what a difference it has made to the area.

We were also very grateful to James from the Hungry Bear restaurant who invited us to come over for a complimentary bowl of soup to restore our energy. It was gorgeous too! Many thanks James.

And most importantly, our thanks go to Nigel Lees from Dunston and Lees Gardeners for all his hard work, time and expertise.

Free Exhibition at Tandem

On Friday 17th November, friends of MVP Hannah & Hatty, owners of Tandem on Meanwood Road are hosting their third free Exhibition this month featuring artist and printmaker Caroline Hick and Live Music from Meanwood Festival and Fun Day favourite David Broad and the Meanwood Valley Stompers.

It’s on from 6.30pm – 10.30pm on Friday 17th November and there is also a Bar available.

They will be raising funds for the Grenfell Tower victims.

Everyone welcome.

 

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

On Sunday November 12th a Remembrance Service will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane at 10.00am.

This will then be followed by an Act of Remembrance at 11.00am at the War Memorial at the bottom of Memorial Drive.

This is always a poignant and moving service.

Wear your poppy with pride. Everyone is invited to attend.

Christmas Lights Switch On – 13th November

Our next event is the Christmas Light Switch On – Monday November 13th at 6.30pm

 

The choir from Meanwood Church of England Primary School will perform a selection of carols in the square in front of Asda on Green Road from 6pm.

The Meanwood Institute‘s Ukulele group will then play a selection of songs after the switch on at 6.30pm.

Complimentary mulled wine and mince pies will be served by Alfred‘s bar and the Myrtle Tavern and shops around the square will add to the atmosphere by staying open till 7pm for Christmas shopping.