Express and Star: The Great-War-Legacy Garden Project.

 

Our local daily newspaper the Express and Star is offering funding for community projects.

Cash 6 RH 13

 

 

Following a couple of committee meetings we decided to apply, hoping to be selected. The project we put forward reflects this time in history, allotment traditions and expands our community.

Mick Powell, current chairman has been to initial meetings about ways to commemorate the First World War in a local sense. These have been hosted, I believe by the parish council and have included, variously, The Boy’s Brigade, Scouts, Royal British Legion and Cheslyn hay Local History Society.

Our application, discussed at length, was – in a nutshell – to recreate something like a World war One allotment/ and or back garden.

I have since heard that our group, meeting the criteria has been selected.

So please, if you have the Express and Star save the Cash for your Community vouchers that will be printed over the next month and let us have them. Every one will help (the number that we collect will be important in deciding how much funding we get.

We will also need to know more about allotments of the time: what crops were grown and what techniques used.

If you have that information, expertise or any other information we would love to hear from you, so that over a four year period we can build a real living-history site to be proud of.

Open Day: Saturday 2nd August, 12 – 4

 

We need your help please:

PARKING: We will be setting up marquees and stalls from 9 a.m. where cars are usually parked. This means your “usual spot” may be taken up for the day. Apologies for this if necessary, but it will help the running of the event. Alternate car parking has been arranged on the Parish Council car park on Pinfold Lane

PRODUCE: If you have any surplus produce that you are willing to donate let us have it please. It will go on sale and funds raised go to our chosen charity.

SCARECROWS PLEASE: Visitors will be able to tour the site to see what wonders we perform. They will also be voting for their favourite scarecrow. Please have a go … it’s just a bit of fun – and we all need that every now and then.

CAKES PLEASE: We need cakes of all descriptions to sell from our refreshments stand, down in the community area. Please help; the more the merrier.

BEST PLOT: Members will have the chance to vote for their favourite plot. Turn up, walk around, cast your vote.

YOU!! We would love to have as many plot holders on site on the day as possible: Come along, support the day, meet your fellow members and enjoy a free barbecue in the early evening.