An update from Sara Messenger of the Bradley Stoke in Bloom group.
What a difference a day makes! Last month we reported how disappointed we were with the state that ‘Palmers Corner’ had been left in after Western Power had been cable laying in the area. We complained on the Monday, by Tuesday we’d had three replies, by Wednesday we had met their team on site, by Thursday it was (almost) better than before. We’re not sure if they are always this quick to respond or whether it was the thought that I would be on site with an axe (for the tree stump) but either way we’re very grateful. Their team, headed by the engaging and professional Nigel, removed the tree root, put down top soil, reseeded the area and put in a new apple tree and a raspberry bush. What a team!
We are, as the weather improves, putting in the 730 bulbs that have been donated to Bradley Stoke from the Bradley Stoke Lions Club, so hopefully we shall see many pockets of colour in the spring. If you know of a public spot that could do with brightening up please let us know where it is.
Plans for 2016
Once we have finished our work on the Common East (our grant deadline is the end of January), we would like to plan ahead for the year. We are very keen to semi-plant some of the roundabouts and other small areas in the town but have yet to receive permission from SGC for any works. We’re also told that they have many areas that they would like us to take on but again months have passed and we have yet to receive any information. We would like to start the year with a collaboration with the Chinese Association to celebrate the upcoming year of the monkey, so if 2015 has been the year of twiddling our green thumbs, we’re hopeful that 2016 will be the year of planting!
Next Bradley Stoke in Bloom workday: Saturday 16th January. Please get in touch to find out where we will be meeting and working.
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