DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Workdays, Saturdays and Wednesdays (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
East of the A38
Saturday 6 Julyhelp with Patchway Festival Community Fair in Scott Park
Saturday 3 AugustGrass cutting on the Common
Saturday 7 Sep Help with Patchway Flower Show at Patchway Community Centre
West of the A38:
Wednesday 17 July:Festival Workday to repair wooden steps on Tumps
Wednesday 21 AugGrass cutting on The Tumps
Wednesday 18 Sept:Gorse Covert clearing ground ivy in preparation for bulb planting
Please contact any of those listed at the end of the Newsletter for details of where to meet for Workdays or check the information on the website www.patchway-town.co.ukEvening Meetings at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesdays each month in the Council Offices at Callicroft House, Rodway Road.Combined with a meeting of Patchway Recycling Group.Ring Les Brooks to check the next date after the summer break.
FESTIVAL WALK On Thursday 11 July meeting at 6.30 p.m. at the Travellers Rest pub on the Gloucester Road (junction of The Common), there will be a guided circular walk around the old buildings and sites of Patchway, led by Les Brooks.We expect the walk to take about 2 hours and dogs on leads are welcome.You can leave your car in the pub car parkWe will be following the trail of the recent Heritage Lottery project when plaques were placed at the sites of old farms and other historic buildings in the area.
LAUNCH OF JUBILEE PARKScott Park has been registered as a Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Park and a ceremony will be held on the morning of Saturday 21 September starting at 10.30 a.m.all residents are welcome and there will be childrens environmental activities all day in the Park A new play area has been installed with equipment which can easily be used by children with disabilities, so do pass on the invitation to families.
WILD4LIFE PROJECTWe have had a meeting with Rowena Kenny, the Wild4life Project Officer who will be working with us in Patchway for the next 4 years.These are her current plans:support for the launch event of the Scott Park accessible play area on 21 September through provision of family activities and planting.
PATCHWAY FESTIVALwork with young people in a festival workshop to create walking treescostumes using willow to promote Patchway Conservation Group and celebrate the wildlife and green spaces of Patchway.Geo Caching: work with the Geocaching Association of Great Britain to run an event at The Tumps. This was held in June and was a great success.Autumn wildlife walks as part of the Discover Festival Funding and planting new community orchard fruit trees
PLANTLIFE Wild plant charity, Plantlife (www.plantlife.org.uk) are hoping to reach out to many wild plant enthusiasts and nature lovers by inviting them to become wild plant pioneers and subscribe to a free quarterly e-learning bulletin to learn more about our native wild plants via the Wild About Plants project websitewww.wildaboutplants.org.uk.This project aims to help people reconnect with the outdoors and their local green spaces.Working with schools, families and communities from all walks of life and with fantastic free downloadable resources, the team hope to engage people with the nature on their doorstop.In recent years subscribers have been asked to record the plant life in their local area and recount what they used to see/pick and forage for.Wild About Plants is funded by Natural England through Access to Nature, as part of the Big Lottery fund Changing Spaces programme.It is a partnership project involving partner organisations throughout the country.Finally, did you know that the County Flower of Gloucestershire is the wild daffodil
THORNBURY REUSE SHOP REVIVEA pilot of a Reuse Shop, located at Thornbury SORT IT! Centre beside the Leisure Centre, will open for business in January.CalledRevive,it will initially sell selected items that have been discarded by local residents (not electrical) and, if the venture is successful,will also take items from other SORT IT! Centres in South Gloucestershire.The shop will be run by SITA UK staff.Items will be checked to ensure they are fit for purpose and do not pose a hazard before they are put on sale.Local residents will have the chance to buy pre-loved items at an affordable price, browse in an indoor environment and have free parking just outside the building.Opening hours will be 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. so do go and have a look next time you are in Thornbury.
PATCHWAY FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW
Please note that Patchway Flower & Gardens Show 2013 will be held on Saturday 7 September (not July) For further information on the Show, please contact the secretary, Joe Hicks, on 01454-898369
PATCHWAY IN BLOOM
The closing date for this year competition is 23 August and the awards will be presented at the Flower Show on 7 September.You can enter your front or back garden and entry forms are in the library or the Town Council office in Rodway Road.Patchway Conservation Group is a member of the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE THIS NEWSLETTER EITHER IN PAPER FORM OR ELECTRONICALLY.Please contact any of those listed at the end of the Newsletter for details of where to meet for Workdays or check the information on the website. www.patchway-town.co.uk Meetings at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesdays each month in the Council Offices at Callicroft House, Rodway Road. Combined with a meeting of Patchway Recycling Group: 19 February.19 March and 16 April FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE CONSERVATION GROUP CONTACT THOSE LISTED ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE .
For further information on the Conservation Group contact:
64 Callicroft Road
0117 940 0020 (home)
30 Bourton Avenue
01454 898369 (home)
50 Eastfield Road
01454 868530 (office)