The Best Newcomer Award 2015

Mark Winterflood The Best Newcomer 2015

A big well done to Mark & Larissa Winterflood who were awarded The Best Newcomer’s Trophy at the AGM in November 2015.  Bob Biggs has donated this trophy and it has been awarded for the first time in 2015.  The award will be made annually.

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The Greater Manchester’s Spatial Framework

Hello All

At Tuesday night’s meeting, we promised to send links to view both Planning Applications and Greater Manchester Spatial Framework information.

The Greater Manchester’s Spatial Framework has been put together by the 10 local authorities in Greater Manchester, including Stockport, to plan for housing and business development. They have identified land they plan to build on and the plan is now open for consultation. This consultation runs from 9 November to 11 January 2016.

To take part in this consultation, you can view the consultation documents at:

Fred Perry House (1 Edward Street, Stockport) (Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 5pm) and Stockport’s local libraries (see local listings for individual opening times).

or follow this link www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/GMSF

– click on “Call for sites . . .”

– click on “sites map”

– confirm you accept the terms

– click “View the map”

– click “future housing land supply” then “2014-2035” to see all

– click the zoom with the +, and drag to the area you want to look at.  Make a square around the area.

– click on any shaded areas to see the plan for that area

– click on the box to send your comment. Add your name and contact details.

You need to register to continue to receive information about the Spatial Framework.

The link to the Council’s weekly Planning Applications is:.

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/environment/planningbuilding/planning/planningapplications

This, and any historical information on planning applications, can also be accessed through the SMBC home page.

HGAA AGM 26th November 2015

Just a reminder that our AGM will be held on 26th November at 7.30pm in the Function Room at the Reform Club in Napier Street, Hazel Grove.

John Boulding (Treasurer) has asked me to let you know… there will be an opportunity for you to pay your subs and rent for 2016 at the AGM.  He will be emailing you with the figure you owe shortly.  If you look out for that, you can bring a cheque (made payable to HGAA) or cash on the night.

See you there 🙂

Hazel Grove Allotment Summer 2015

Latest news from Hulme Community Garden Centre

Latest news from Hulme Community Garden Centre

WHAT’S GOING ON AT HCGC?? EVERYTHING!!

Saturday 23rd May – Creating a Garden for Sarah, all welcome. We are creating a willow tunnel for little people only, new path through woodland and a sitting area made out of pallets…just turn up and join in.
Saturday 6th June BBC Wild Flowers: we’re inviting volunteers and customers to get recorded on live radio working to create a flower meadow on our last earth mound….no need to book.
Saturday June 6th BioBlitz: a day of bug and beast identifying and an evening of moth madness. Booking required: find out more herehttp://www.hulmegardencentre.org.uk/node/5
Saturday June 13th Wild Rumpus: join us for family activities in Hulme Park as part of this family event. We will be creating a little forest in Hulme Park and running a crown making workshop. There will be readings of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ in different languages by different residents, including our Friday Club group who will tell the story in sign language.
Saturday and Sunday June 13th and 14th: ‘We Need to Talk About Bambi’ theatrical performance with HAB Productions. This is primarily a show for adults, but children 6+ welcome (contains some adult themes). Booking essential, find out more here:http://www.wordofwarning.org/current/2015-springsummer/marshman/
Saturday June 20th: Solstice celebrations. Come and celebrate the arrival for summer in our beautiful community garden. Make a green crown (£2 – 3-5pm drop in) or simply frolic in the flora! No booking required.
Thursday – Sunday throughout summer: Café Ooh La La will be popping up in the garden centre offering a range of delicious drinks, cakes and savoury delights. Everything is vegetarian and there are always vegan and gluten free options.

Lily Beetle is on the move!

Just a quickie to inform everyone, just in case no one has noticed, but Lily Beetle is on the move!
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Yes, those bright crimson red beetle pests, are already spreading and mating. They make a mess of plants, creating holes in leaves, but worst still when they lay  eggs, they create that horrible ‘gunky’ mess.
 If you see them………Squash them. You have to be careful collecting them off plants, as they drop quickly like a stone, and you have problems finding them again.
 One way  said to deter them is Pelargoniums, another is Garlic. If anyone wants to  now more, please let me know.
Ta for now,
Happy gardening,
Bob (A.M.)