The next Tidy Sunday is Sunday 4th August 2019. Please note this date for your diary:
Sunday 4th August 2019
Some members may prefer to attend on Saturday 3rd August and myself and your Chairperson, John Wood, will attend on both Saturday and Sunday
These are the areas and tasks that we plan to focus on:
strimming grass and pathways
removing weeds and overgrowth from pathways
removing weeds from the planted beds
During the last Tidy Weekend in July, 2 plot-holders continued to clear weeds from the overgrown pathways. The photograph below shows the results of this weed clearing.
More recently we have started to re-surface the pathways and this is shown in the photograph below:
We have a number of projects under way at the moment aimed at restoring the Community Gardens to their former glory. We are able to carry out this re-surfacing project because we have received a grant from Craven Arms Town Council – to whom we are extremely grateful.
We have several more projects under way to improve the security and appearance of the Community Gardens. If any plot-holder are able to help us with these projects then please contact myself, Sean Scannell, Secretary, or John Wood, Chairperson.
Here at Craven Arms Community Garden we have been busy on a number of projects aimed at restoring the gardens to their former glory. This post describes work to construct a new planter.
Regular readers will know that we have recently received a grant from Craven Arms Town Council. We are using the grant funds to repair and enhance some of the features of Craven Arms Community Garden, including:
restoring pathways to their original condition
replacing rotten planters
Two Committee members have constructed a new planter based on a design developed by your Chairman John Wood.
The original planters are showing their age and in some case are completely rotten, as shown in the photograph below:
As we took this original planter apart it became evident that the wood was rotten throughout and none could be salvaged.
The photograph below shows the new planter we have constructed:
This new planter is constructed from treated timber and we’ve used a plastic lining which should give us a longer life than the original planters. We’ve also taken the opportunity to ensure inclusivity and this planter is wheelchair-friendly.
We are extremely grateful to Craven Arms Town Council for providing us with a grant of £800 which allows us to improve the Community Garden and help preserve this facility for current and future plotholders, their families and visitors.