Happy New Year! Let’s make it a year of positive action to reduce consumption, reduce carbon and get involved in our community more!
News and recent activities
Planting on Tamworth Street grass verge and bank
At the start of December a few of us braved the cold and met at the Tamworth Street site to plant up a bed with a lovely range of plants for biodiversity. Kathy Maskell, a new recruit, created the planting plan and sourced everything from a local nursery, using funds allocated by LDC Cllr Deb Baker. A crab apple tree was also planted – a great food source for birds in the autumn months. Bulbs have already been planted so they should be making an appearance soon.
Let’s hope that the plants and tree are not trampled on my dogs and car park users! If you are walking past there, please do report back if you see any problems.
And on the topic of reporting things back, why not give some positive comments to the Councils if you like what they are doing in green spaces eg the wildflower beds on the edges of Festival Gardens? We hope to be seeing a lot more ‘wilding’ going on and grass not being mowed as often so rather than them just getting complaints that things should be tidied up and cut back, why not let them know that you LIKE the wilding?! We need more voices about giving nature a chance.
We also made use of some of the fabulously decorated wheel hubs from Litter Legends members to liven up the car park barrier. The Christmas themed ones will be replaced with generic ones in the next few weeks.