Category: Dig-in Community Allotment
Thanks to Lidl in Sandiacre for the amazing donation of plants today which have been used to brighten up the planters at The Roach.
Volunteers gathered earlier this evening to firstly weed the two planters then put the plants in.
Thanks to Larry’s for not only supplying the cold drinks on this hot day but also supplying the water once the plants had been put in.
We have always been about ‘Bringing Unity To The Community’ and what better way to do that than organising a volunteering session to bring some brightness to The Roach area.
Volunteers joined members of Stapleford Community Group from Dig-in Community Allotment, The Helpful Bureau and newly elected Town Councillors from the Labour and the Liberal Democrats as well as our Independent Councillor.
Showing that by working together what good can be done for our great town.
The video we have posted starts with the before pictures then moves on to the donation from Lidl then finishes with the planters as they are now.
We are sure you will join us in thanking everyone who gave up some time to do this especially on such a hot evening.
Thanks to Volunteers from Dig-In Community Allotments and Stapleford Community Group who today weeded the planters in Stapleford and planted new flower seeds.
Also thanks to Larry’s Bar who kindly supplied much needed refreshments.
Pasture Road Recreation Ground in Stapleford is set to bloom blue this spring as the
community joined forces to plant blue crocus bulbs at the park.
Young footballers from the Pegasus Youth Football Club joined in with The Dig In Community
Allotment Team and Broxtowe Borough Council to help improve the park for all to enjoy.
The Dig In team got in touch with Broxtowe’s Parks team for any advice on local groups
who might like to work with them and the football club were excited to join in.
Karen Fry, Dig In’s Sessional Worker, said “Football and gardening aren’t normally
seen as things that go together naturally! But the club were really keen to help improve the park and jumped at the chance to do more.”
Paul Hickman, chair of Pegasus Youth Football Club, was keen to involve the young footballers
in digging holes and planting the crocuses at the park as it’s their home ground for football matches. The youngsters specifically requested blue crocuses to match the Pegasus’ blue strip.
The bulbs will provide a show of colour in early spring and will hopefully spur the
youngsters on to victory.
Dig In is based at the Albany Allotments on Pasture Road and is funded by the Big Lottery
through the Awards For All programme. For more information or to get involved please contact:
Thank to the Volunteers who were out earlier today weeding the planters in Stapleford.
With lots of weeding done we will soon be planting new plants to help brighten up the area.
With the expert help of Debbie who kindly came along from Dig-In to help volunteer and give us advice on what kind of plants to put in the planters.
Local youngsters enjoyed helping too and had great fun with it.
The Benches and Signs could do with a lick of Paint and that is something that it would be great to see Council do as they are responsible for this street furniture.
Once again thanks to those who came along to help and as ever thanks to the very kind hospitality from Larrys Bar who supplied drinks for all.
The Stapleford Super Kitchen was a huge success earlier today.
The event was part of the local Super Kitchen Network which uses donated food which would otherwise be destroyed and end up in landfill sites.
Of course none of this would have been possible if it wasn’t for the excellent work of the brilliant Pulp Friction CIC and of course the Volunteers from Stapleford who came to help too.
We were joined by Miss Teen Galaxy Nottingham 2016/17 Emily Redfern, who said:-
“Today I’ve made an appearance at The Super Kitchen which is hosted by Stapleford Community Group.
I’ve helped to prep the food, welcomed the community in, served the food out to the guests and most importantly cleared up.
I feel blessed to be part of such an amazing community who gather together even on the bank holiday weekend.
During this event I was able to share my pageant knowledge to both the younger generation and old generation, in which both seemed intrigued in what pageant girls get up to daily.”
United Kingdom Galaxy Pageants Pageant Girl – UK Pageant Organisers Stapleford Community Group.
Stapleford Community Group are now going to look into organising these sessions on a more regular basic as there is such a need for this kind of event.
It was great to see so many people not only enjoying a nice meal but also chatting together and making new friends too.
The Stapleford Super Kitchen was definitely “Bringing Unity To The Community”today and we would like to thank the New Stapleford Community Centre for allowing us the use of the hall.