Crocus bulbs planted – thanks to those who helped

Crocus Bulbs

Many thanks to the small but dedicated band of volunteers who planted 1000 crocus bulbs this morning. As they’d already started sprouting (the bulbs not the volunteers!) we hope they will bring some welcome colour in 2018 and for years to come. Thanks too to Councillors Sharon Hamilton and Rebecca Charlwood for coming along and getting stuck in.

500 bulbs planted at the junction of Parkside Road & Stonegate Road.

500 bulbs planted at the Junction of Meanwood Road and Stainbeck Lane.

Holy Trinity Community Cafe

This coming Spring, Holy Trinity Church in Meanwood will be launching their new Community Cafe, which will run between 11.30 am and 1.30 pm on Wednesdays.

They are looking for people to be part of the team to help prepare and serve simple food and drinks, bake cakes, chat to people at tables or just be a welcoming face.

If you think you could offer some time to help, it would be brilliant if you could make the first meeting on 10th January at 11:30am in the Fenton Room in Holy Trinity Church.

It will be an opportunity to get to know each other, learn more about the cafe and its aims and begin forming teams.

If you can’t make this meeting but are interested in being involved, please contact Kingsley Dowling or Agnis Smallwood via the website https://holytrinitymeanwood.org.uk/

Fantastic turn out at Sunday’s Act of Remembrance service

Fantastic turn out at Sunday’s Act of Remembrance service

There was a fantastic turn out at yesterday’s Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at the bottom of Memorial Drive.

This as always was a poignant and moving service, remembering all those killed in conflicts around the world.

Whatever your politics or beliefs, it is an opportunity to honour those who died in the service of their country

Next year will of course be extra special, being the Centenary of the end of the Great War.

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.