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Tree planting packs for community groups and schools from the Woodland Trust

Tree planting packs

Schools, youth clubs and community groups who would like to plant native trees can receive help from the Woodland Trust. All of our tree packs enable you to attract wildlife whilst also making your school or neighbourhood an attractive place to enjoy.

Tree planting packs

Schools, youth clubs and community groups who would like to plant native trees can receive help from the Woodland Trust. All of our tree packs enable you to attract wildlife whilst also making your school or neighbourhood an attractive place to enjoy.

 

via Tree planting packs for community groups and schools from the Woodland Trust.

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Ideas flowing in the Old Post Office

With a new exhibition being put up around us, around 15 people gathered for this first experimental meeting. 10 ideas were presented with discussion inbetween. While some were ideas that fit the category of “would be great if enough people got behind it”, many more were already active pieces of work that can inspire other people.

All the ideas will be developed into individual posts and in the meantime here’s a brief summary of the discussion. We think we’ll get together again in a month to continue the discussions.

Many thanks to Rob and the Old Post Office for hosting. This space will be open all weekend for a sales exhibition of pottery and also hosts a Social Media Surgery on September 1st – this is a chance for anybody in the community to come and get free advice about helpful ways you can use the internet. More information here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Support the Middleport Fun Day

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Community fun day in Stoke-on-Trent
Location: Middleport Park.

Date: Saturday August 14, 2010.

Time: 12pm – 4:30pm

Clowns, balloon modelling, face painting and a mini Olympics will all be helping to keep residents entertained at a community fun day this weekend.

The Middleport annual fun day is to be held at Middleport Park on Saturday August 14, between 12pm and 4.30pm.

The event, which is organised by Middleport, Longport and Dalehall Community Association, will see the park full of activities including Punch and Judy shows, a steele band, birds of prey show, bowling lessons, dog chipping, lantern making, bouncy castle, stalls and raffle, climbing wall, dodge ball and BBQ.

There will also be information on regeneration in the area, health checks, housing and employment advice and the opportunity to find out more about the Grow Your Own Project – giving people the chance to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

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Wildplay Summer 2010

Summer 2010!

Join us at the following locations to take part
in a variety of fun-packed environmental
activities, crafts and games!
Where and when?
Westport Lake – Thurs 29th July 10am-12pm
Fri 27th Aug 10am-12pm
Turnhurst Park – Tues 17th Aug 10am-12pm
Thurs 2nd Sept 2-4pm
Burslem Park – Thurs 12th Aug 10am-12pm
Weds 1st Sept 10am-12pm
All sessions run an open access policy so you can drop in at any time.
Children under 8 must be accommpanied by an adult.
Families welcome! Please wear suitable
outdoor clothing.
For more information contact Jenna on 01782 454192 or 07805
398634

Click here to view a PDF which you can print out for your noticeboards.

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Headlines

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust opens learning centre at Westport Lake, Longport – The Sentinel

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A Budding Burslem in Bloom?

Great – summer’s here … the hanging baskets appeared out of the blue, the efforts of a local lad working on his allotment growing flowers from seed purely to make Burslem look beautiful, and we are honoured to show them off.

Both Dave at the Roebuck Pub and Barewall with their prominent corner buildings  have joined up in this timely flowering display and are putting out a call to other businesses in town to join in the summer display.

If you are interested in taking hanging baskets or window boxes for your premises, drop in and have a chat with Dave at the Roebuck.

Come see the show over at the North end of  Market Place – could this be the start of a budding Burslem in Bloom?

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Updates from the Local Forum

The Burslem and Middleport Local Forum meets monthly in the Burslem School of Art. Here are a few updates from last night’s meeting:

  • Middleport Residents Association, Midland Heart, John Baskeyfield, RENEW, British Waterways and CAB (more? I lost track) have all been involved in some excellent work over the last few weeks to create community gardens and develop a shared allotment for older people.
  • You can see all of this at the Middleport Fun Day on 14th August.
  • The Forum discussed its future direction and suggested future meetings themed around the Port Project, land, future funding and Burslem town centre.
  • Debbie Hope from RENEW shared latest developments from the Middleport programme. This includes refurbishments, greening projects, further clearance and street works. Email debbie.hope @ stoke.gov.uk for more detail.
  • The Burslem Port Project is making good progress with further landscaping and investigation work.
  • There is currently a display in the School of Art on progress and plans for Burslem Town Centre and the community are invited to give their views.

For more information about the Local Forum or to get involved email karen.dulson @ stoke.gov.uk. The next meeting will be on July 29th.

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