Archive for February, 2015

Well, This is Indeed a Great Honour…


Keep The Green Clean and Ghost Wood / Greenstead Slopes have both been given prestigious RHS Neighbourhood Awards from Colchester in Bloom!

Two of the ‘Greenstead Wombles’, along with myself, went along to the Colchester in Bloom AGM this evening to receive both of the fabulous framed certificates from the Deputy Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Theresa Higgins.

We’d like to personally thank Pam Schomberg, chairman Colchester in Bloom and Cllr Dave Harris for making us feel so welcome. We’d also like to thank the Colchester in Bloom committee for the tremendous spread of tea and cakes!


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slopes wood award

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank
Colchester Street Warden Sam Lancaster
for for arranging the collection of many large dumped items
and over 400 black sacks of rubbish collected by the ‘Wombles’
over the last 4 years!


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Houston, We Have a Problem…

On a sunny spring-like February Sunday afternoon,

Greenstead Slopes should be looking a lot like this:

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However, this is the horror that I was faced with instead:

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It seems that our hard-working ‘Greenstead Wombles’ litter-picking team have been facing an uphill struggle these past few weeks with a rather unpleasant task. It’s not THEIR job to clear up other people’s dog poop but they’ve decided to at least bag it up in the vain hope that whoever is/are allowing their pet/s to foul our beautiful green spaces might just realise that it’s NOT acceptable.

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There are RED dog bins dotted about all around the area,

you can’t fail to spot them,

and much of the poop is deposited within a few feet of a bin –

which beggars belief!

You bring a pet into your household,
You feed that pet,
Your pet has a bum!
Your pet poops,

It really is that simple.

We are asking for responsible local people to help find out who is doing this

so that appropriate legal action can be taken.

Colchester Borough Council has a page on their website for reporting of fly-tipping,

so it would be a good idea to also use this form to inform them of dog fouling:

PLEASE help us to put an end to this disgusting behaviour so that we can all,

once again, enjoy these fabulous areas without worrying about stepping in something hideous.

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