Your chance to look around the back gardens of Crosspool

This Saturday, 27 June, the people of Crosspool will be opening up their gardens for their neighbours to enjoy as part of Crosspool Open Gardens.

This year there are lots of new gardens to visit and plenty of lovely homemade cakes and lunches to enjoy.

Tickets available from the pet shop or from a garden near you: look out for the posters outside open gardens.

Children get in free and all proceeds go to charity.

Photos from Lydgate Green planting and tidy-up day

Friends of Lydgate Green is a small group of local residents who are responsible for the upkeep of the green at the corner of Lydgate Lane.

With a pair of gloves, something to dig with and plenty of enthusiasm to bring pleasure to all who visit the green this summer, the staff from the Artisan restaurant and a dozen or so local people turned up at 9.30am on Saturday to plant around one thousand bulbs and plants.

Afterwards, everyone took up an invitation to go back to the Artisan restaurant for refreshments. Whilst enjoying well-earned drinks fresh cream and chocolate cake kindly provided by Artisan, everyone took the time to get to know one another and reflect on a job well done.

Rachel Bacon said: “A big thank you from the Friends of Lydgate Green to those who came and helped us on Saturday morning. All the plants are in and watered so let’s hope for a bit more sunshine to bring them on.

“Thanks to Richard from Valleyside for all his advice and for doing us such a great deal on the plants, to the Rangers for coming on their day off, to the boys from Artisan for digging in and for the coffee and cake (yum!) and to Ian and Crosspool Forum for their help and to Jane, Kate, George, Tim and Samuel for all their help!”

Lydgate Green planting and tidy-up day

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green: join in the clear up

The Friends of Lydgate Green are organising a planting and tidy-up day from 9.30am on Saturday 27 April.

They would really appreciate your support and help to replant the beds and assist with some general maintenance.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to make a difference to this local green space and to meet other local residents. Bring a pair of gloves, something to dig with and some enthusiasm.

What’s more, the kind folk at Crosspool’s Michelin Guide-featured restaurant Artisan will be providing free refreshments!

Friends of Lydgate Green is a small group of local residents who are responsible for the upkeep of the green at the corner of Lydgate Lane.

Lydgate Green clean up this Sunday

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green

The Friends of Lydgate Green are organising a day to work on the flower beds.

This Sunday 2 October, volunteers will be weeding, moving plants, litter picking and tidying up.

They’re inviting anyone interested in helping to come along from 10am. It’s a family affair, the more the merrier – bring your forks, spades, barrows & buckets!

There are gaps to be filled so any spare perennials for donation are also very welcome.

Lydgate Green is on the Lydgate Lane/Lydgate Hall Crescent junction in Crosspool.

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green: join in the clear up

Lydgate Green clean up: your help is required!

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green

The Friends of Lydgate Green are organising a day to work on the flower beds.

On Sunday 2 October volunteers will be weeding, moving plants, litter picking and tidying up.

They’re inviting anyone interested in helping to come along from 10am. It’s a family affair, the more the merrier – bring your forks, spades, barrows & buckets!

There are gaps to be filled so any spare perennials for donation are also very welcome.

Lydgate Green is on the Lydgate Lane/Lydgate Hall Crescent junction in Crosspool.

Lydgate Green
Lydgate Green: join in the clear up

Update on recycling and garden waste issues

New Crookes Councillor Geoff Smith has been in touch and asked us to report back his findings on two waste management issues raised at Monday’s Open Meeting. Geoff writes:

1. Flexible use of blue bin and blue box

Blue box: from April can be used to recycle bottles
Blue box: flexible use now coming to Crosspool in September

As you know it has been agreed in principle that residents will be able to use these flexibly, deciding for themselves which one they use for glass etc and which for paper etc. The date 23 May was mentioned. This is not the date for Crookes ward. This is the date for the north west and the south east of the city. The rest, including Crosspool, will be some time in September (date to be announced). All residents will receive a letter of information/explanation before the September date.

2. Green sacks

Green sacks
Green sacks can be collected from libraries and the town hall

As explained at the meeting, these are in use again and can be collected from libraries and the town hall. When you have filled them they should be left (visibly) inside your property and you should ring Veolia to ask them to be collected. This will be done within 20 days. Reasonably someone suggested that it would be better if there was a set day for collection for everyone in an area. This is what happens at the moment in the south east on a four weekly cycle and this is about to be rolled out across the whole city. There should be an announcement shortly.

Friends of the Botanical Gardens 2011 programme

The Friends of the Botanical Gardens 2011 programme (Word document, 32KB) has been published, which may be of interest to Crosspool gardeners.

It includes details ofvarious events throughout the year including talks, meetings, plant sales and outdoor activities.

Friends of the Botanical Gardens was set up in 1984 and aims to support the gardens and also provide the opportunity for gardeners of all abilities to meet, socialise and learn more about horticulture.

New members are welcome, but you can also attend any event for the modest fee of £2.

Friends of the Botanical Gardens website including information about meetings and events

Friends of the Botanical Gardens 2011 programme (Word document, 32KB)

Green waste collections this Autumn in S10

Crosspool householders are reminded that Veolia are due to collect green waste sacks this week (commencing 13 September 2010) in S10.

The monthly S10 collections will then continue in the weeks commencing:

  • 11 October 2010
  • 8 November 2010

After the November collection, the service will revert back to the previous procedure, where residents are required to to phone Veolia on 0114 2734 567 option 1 and then leave them outside property boundaries for collection on the arranged date.

Council information about green sacks and garden waste

Green waste sacks
Put your green waste sacks out this week for collection