ANGEL FIELD MILLENNIUM GREEN
The new trees planted survived the dry spell and the cowslips are looking good. The grass has not grown as much as normal allowing the flowers to come through, but we would like it to return to normal growth soon and I am sure the bank holiday weather will provide the necessary rain. The focus at the moment is trying to weed the petanque pitch. There are some very tenacious small plants which are a challenge to remove. We need to have it ready for July when the Wednesday club play their annual game and usually beat our team. The pitch is available to anyone. The bird nesting boxes have been cleaned and two more added. The trees especially the bird cherry next to the scots pine are showing wonderful blossom. We have been fortunate to have two new volunteers. If you like fresh air and a bit of helping the environment please join us. You may have noticed colourful signs around the green and the village encouraging dog owners to pick up their dog poo. I would also ask you not to put it in the bins on the green as they are open and unhygienic for this but use the proper bins which are at each end of the green. These are sealed and emptied by the Borough special teams. Enjoy our Village Green and hope to see you on the first Saturday of the month. Enjoy your village green. Keith Leedell
Some of the rediscovered photos ( see below). From top left and left to right.Geoff Beaument,Lillian Garfoot,Richard Rockliffe,Barry Shears,Hugh Lacey,Jean Golding,Kate Carpenter,Peter Ryder. Unveiling a refurbished Village sign Lillian Garfoot,Hugh Lacey,Julian Ansell,Nathan Macdonald and child, Ted Featherby. The others show construction planting the copse, the pond a lot deeper than now, turfing the amphitheatre, the Angel from 2002 the Queens Golden Jubilee and Jean Papworth planting the original feature Black Poplar which sadly was damaged and replaced with an Oak.