After months of planning our open day (in association with the Open Garden Squares Weekend) finally arrived on 14th June. We had a few light showers but it didn't dampen the spirits of the local families who came to have a great time building and painting bird boxes, running around finding clues for the treasure hunt and helping us to finish the insect hotel. Roberta very kindly came and ran the upcycling stall where children could make pretty things out of unwanted every day items. We also had a Tai Chi session which went down very well with lots of the volunteers and some beautiful music from Musica Medioca. We also managed to finish planting our bog garden which looks fantastic and really adds some colour and hopefully wildlife in the future. The tea and cakes went down well with the added bonus of Pimms this year! We even appeared in the Newshopper!
We want to say a big THANK YOU to Capital Clean-up for awarding us the funds to create our beautiful bog garden. The money has gone to create a semi watertight bog area with many different varieties of native bog plants that will hopefully encourage local wildlife to find a home in this urban environment.
One of our volunteers, Dave, is raising money for the gardens by walking the Penine Way. He is well on his way to finishing so well done and thank you Dave! You can still donate at www.gogetfunding/project/daveswalk.
We wish him all the best and hope that the blisters are not too sore!
We are sending out notification for our next AGM on Wednesday 30th July.
PENGE GREEN GYM COMMUNITY GROUP/ FRIENDS OF WINSFORD GARDENS
NOTICE OF SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY 30th JULY, 2014, 2.15pm
at WINSFORD GARDENS, GARDEN ROAD, PENGE SE20 7XW
1. To receive the report from the Chair of the Penge Green Gym Community Group Management Committee for the period since the first Annual General Meeting on 9th October 2013.
2. To receive the report from the Treasurer of the Penge Green Gym Community Group Management Committee for the period since the first Annual General Meeting on 9th October 2013.
3. To elect Management Committee members, officers and leaders as prescribed by the Penge Green Gym Community Group’s constitution.
All current committee members are to resign at this AGM, but are eligible for re-election to the Community Group Management Committee
4. To discuss future programme and projects
5. Any other business
Apologies for absence or nominations for positions on the Management Committee should be submitted to the Secretary, Electra Thompson, prior to the meeting
Secretary, Penge Green Gym Community Group Management Committee