Tidy Sunday July 2019

The next Tidy Sunday is Sunday 7th July 2019. Please note this date for your diary:

Sunday 7th July 2019

Some members may prefer to attend on Saturday 6th July 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:

  • mowing grass
  • strimming grass and pathways
  • removing any weeds from already cleared paths
  • path clearance – continuing path clearance ready for re-surfacing

During the last Tidy Weekend in June, 2 plot-holders continued clearing the pathways as described in readiness for re-surfacing. The photograph below shows the results of this pathway clearing.

A photograph showing path clearance in the north east corner of the Craven Arms Community Garden
CACG Path Clearance NE Corner

Over time grass and weeds have encroached on the edges of the paths and in some places the surface has deteriorated. Our aim is to restore the pathways to their original condition and ensure that they are both 1.2 m wide and have a surface that is suitable for wheelchair users and the less able.

We have recently received a grant for £800 from Craven Arms Town Council and this will fund some of the restoration and regeneration projects that we currently have under way.

If any plot-holder are able to help us with these projects then please contact myself, Sean Scannell, or John Wood, Chairperson.

Town Council Grant

The Committee have applied for and received a grant from Craven Arms Town Council for £800 as a contribution to the “CACG Regeneration” project.

“CACG Regeneration”

This grant was sought under the banner of a “CACG Regeneration” program which aims to restore the Community Garden to it’s former glory.

In recent years the Community Garden has suffered from poor security resulting in the theft of tools and produce and recurring vandalism. The first projects within the “CACG Regeneration” funded by this grant will deliver a more secure site.

This funding will also allow us to build new planters within later projects.

Thanks to Craven Arms Town Council

We are very grateful to the Craven Arms Town Council for this grant which will enable us to improve the security, the inclusivity and appearance of the Community Garden.

Progress Reports

As we complete projects within the overall program of the “CACG Regeneration” we’ll provide more posts to keep you up to date.

Call For Project Volunteers

This grant will fund the materials for several small projects and we aim to match the grant funding with at least equal value in unpaid volunteer labour from our members. If you are able to help with these projects please contact a member of the Committee.