Category Archives: Community

Save Our Trees Success!

We have reached our target to protect and replace the trees in Springfield Road!

Some wonderfully generous pledges have been made today to get us over the line, in addition to those received throughout our campaign to save these trees.

All our lovely backers will now receive confirmation from Spacehive that their pledges will be collected in the next couple of days, and they will have the personal satisfaction of knowing they played  a real part in securing these beautiful assets for generations to come.

Huge thanks to everybody who has contributed, we can’t thank you enough.

Watch this space for progress reports, as we will shortly be able to return to the Council’s arboriculturalists to report our success, and to arrange and negotiate the practical steps now needed to finalise this project. Thanks again.

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Cold but growing …

London Road Station Partnership Blog

The north wind was blowing today … and it was freezing. We’ve already had a couple of air frosts near London Rd Station and it’s only the beginning of November. After the clocks went back at the end of October, it’s easy to feel that winter is on its way. We’ve been winding down: our last two sessions have mostly taken place in the comfort of the conservatory. We did those ‘autumny’ tasks: cleaning and oiling tools, talking about next year’s seeds and cleaning out pots.

I cleared out the maturing compost bin: I think this is our best compost so far – crumbly and not too soggy. But there wasn’t a lot of it, probably because we’ve had it in the resting compost bin for almost a year now. We’ll need to mulch the shady garden and there’s not a lot left.

We’ve agreed that we’ll continue meeting at…

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Save The Trees Update

Our intrepid fundraising team went door-to-door on Saturday and generated over £500 in pledges!

Here are some of their experiences –

“My abiding memory was of the tiny tot who came to the door with her father. She had a pile of conkers, and I said “You like conkers, don’t you?” And her reply was “Yes, but … they’re for the squirrels”. We explained that if we plant more trees the squirrels will like it, and that some of the old trees will have to come down because they are not well and might fall down. She replied “Yes, but … I saw a squirrel go up a tree and it didn’t fall down!” “

“Generally, the people who answered the door were all nice and supportive. No-one said “Gosh, that’s a lot of money for 6 trees” or anything like that!”

“I met a lady coming out of the house with a small dog, we chatted about the trees and I invited her to consider where her dog would wee if the trees were all gone. She said she would pledge.”

“I was taken aback today when my neighbour promptly pledged £150. He is a fellow teacher and his generosity, and those of others, when times are difficult for many was heart warming.”

Please can you help? Any amount you can afford would be very gratefully received. It’s only by community action that we can restore and preserve these precious assets for future generations.

We have now reached £1670, 79% of the target, with some very generous pledges but of course we need more, another £445. 

You can pledge here – https://www.spacehive.com/springfield-road-trees.

Very many thanks to those who have already made pledges.

Bridget, Edward, Jim and Nicola.

Stay Local And Enjoy This Bonfire Weekend

From Sussex Police –

With Lewes bonfire happening this weekend, local agencies and emergency services are urging people outside the town to stay local rather than travelling to the event.

Due to serious concerns about dangerous over-crowding and public safety, parking suspensions, road closures and changes to the train services have been put in place by a multi-agency group. This means Lewes will not be accessible from midday on Saturday, 04 November until the next morning. Cars parked on the A27 or in other restricted areas will be towed away.

To see the full road closures and travel restrictions please visit here.

Winter 2017 – Spring 2018 Healthwalks Programme

From Corinna Edwards-Colledge –

Hello all

As winter approaches it’s good to know that there are still over 50 Healthwalks and Active for Life sessions in the city every week to help you keep active, get out in the fresh air and meeting new people.  All our Brighton & Hove City Council Healthy Lifestyle Team walks and sessions are free or subsidised and on public transport links.  There are walks and activities for all ages and abilities across the city, all delivered by our fantastic team of coaches and Volunteer Healthwalk Leaders.  The new Winter Programme is out now, and is valid from tomorrow till 30 April 2018.  Click on the link below to download it, if you have any problems with this please let me know:

Best wishes & Happy Walking!

Corinna

Active for Life Manager

Healthy Lifestyles Team, Public Health

Brighton & Hove City Council, Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square, Brighton BN1 1JE

01273 292564 | www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/healthwalks |Twitter: @HealthwalksBH.

Facebook: brightonhovehealthwalks.

Save Our Trees Goes Live!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know a conker tree can live over two hundred years? Can you help us? It will be a gift to our children into the 23rd century. For enquiries email southdownrise@gmail.com

We are a sub-group of Southdown Rise Residents Association formed to replace and preserve lost and damaged trees, initially in Springfield Road where the groundwork and liaison with the Council has already taken place. It is hoped that if this initiative is a success residents of other streets in our area will be able to follow this example.