A Look Back at 2016

Happy New Year to you all from everyone at greenerSudbury!

It’s always interesting to look back at what’s been achieved over the previous year before preparing for the new one. We met before Christmas for a glass of wine, some home-made mince pies, and a very relaxed end of year celebration.

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At the beginning of 2016 we lost our valued member, Jane Carter – but we remember her with great fondness. During the year we continued maintaining the beds she helped create at the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, as well as the tubs at the back of Roy’s and, in May, we began an ongoing project working on the grounds around the Quay Theatre.

We enjoyed a couple of walks in June to enjoy the wild flowers at Coppins Farm, visited The Apricot Centre in August to learn about permaculture and Tiger Hill in October for a Fungus Foray. We invited speakers Dan Wheals and Bob Flowerdew to talk at the Quay Theatre.

In November, the team returned to the bypass near the Homebase roundabout to do some planting, in the hope that the area will bloom for wildlife – and for people – in the summer!

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At Siam Gardens, greenerSudbury worked with Orwell Housing residents, Sudbury Town Council community wardens, and Suffolk County Council Community Resilience team to tidy,  cut back, sweep up and plant bulbs supplied  through Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils. This initiated an exciting community horticulture project rolling out in Sudbury in the near future…

20161019_13233420161019_14230920161123_104918For your diary! The next Siam Garden work party will be on Wednesday 18th January from 9:30 – 11:30am.

Here’s to a happier, healthier and greener Sudbury in 2017!

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