We popped down to the Kingfisher last Thursday – the one day that didn’t have rain forecast – just to do a little tidy up. We spent an hour or so doing a bit of weeding, some cutting back, and giving the Erigeron/Fleabane a trim. Good to see that the bees are still enjoying what is, after all, intended to be a nectar bar. The hot oranges, deep reds and rich purples look jewel-like in the sunshine, all set off by the sparkle of the Erigeron around the edges.
Our next tidy will be at the Quay Theatre site, as soon as we can gain access. The other bed at the Kingfisher will get a revamp in Spring of next year, but meanwhile the rosemary is doing well there, and will provide somewhere for the bees and butterflies to stop, once its flowers emerge.
Please send your nominations for the rôles of Chairperson, Secretary, or Treasurer as soon as possible, so that they can be added to the agenda. We look forward to seeing you there – but, if possible, please let us know beforehand if you are attending so that we can ensure there is adequate seating for everyone.
The Cyclist is a really lovely cafe/pub venue, so drinks/snacks will be available to buy from the bar!
What a pleasure to meet some of the Sudbury Litter Pickers on Sunday – “a small but very efficient group of volunteers who wish to remove litter from our streets and housing areas and countryside. It is not a group for joining just to read other members posts. You must be an active litter picker even if you cannot join our litter picking walks and meetings.”
The difference the volunteers have made to Ormiston Sudbury playing fields and the footpath that runs alongside is quite remarkable – as, sadly, is the amount of rubbish they picked up. What a shame that some in Sudbury still cannot be persuaded to find a bin, or to take their rubbish home. That one volunteer came all the way from Long Melford is testament to the team’s dedication. Greener Sudbury salutes you!
Each little bit of litter can soon add up to an eyesore – just as each little bit of effort to clear it away can soon result in a tidy town!
Note that the Sudbury Litter Pickers are made up of both teams and individuals – if you prefer to do your litter picking on your own ‘patch’ and as a solo pursuit, you can still keep up with what others are getting up to (as well as letting them know what you’ve been doing) by joining their facebook page.
Meet on 14 July at the back of Roy’s for some sorting out, fixing up and, of course, weeding. The tubs we will be working on are at the seating areas on either side of the back entrance to Roy’s, (across from the back of Thingmebobs) on Great Eastern Road. If there is time we might also pop round to the Kingfisher beds.
New faces always welcome – just come along ready for some gardening!
If you enjoyed the Taste of Sudbury, you will very probably have gone in to St Peter on Market Hill to browse the food stalls there.
“This beautiful venue sits at the heart of Sudbury life, but we believe it can provide so much more. We have been awarded a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund’s Sharing Heritage programme to develop the venue’s appeal to people of all ages and interests. We would like to know the ideas and opinions of all the different people of Sudbury. This is an opportunity for you to have your say!”
Click here to visit their exciting new web site, and here to take part in an online survey about your opinions and thoughts about St Peter – and be in with the chance of winning a £30 voucher to spend at Compact Music! They would like to hear from everyone, especially younger residents of Sudbury – so please share with all your family and friends!