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Saturday 10th October..

Some of us might not have much

to leave to our children,

or our grandchildren,

so why not help us to

LEAVE A LEGACY

The gift of

a wonderful space full of flowers

for future generations to enjoy…

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PLANTING AND PICNIC DAY

Saturday 10th October

Supported by CBC & Colchester in Bloom

ON GREENSTEAD SLOPES

10am – 3pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Meet Alyssum Walk – on Greenstead Slope Field

Opposite Green BT Telephone Box

Please come and help

Even if you can only manage 1 hour

Bring equipment & plants

Or just bring yourself & a picnic

Contact keepthegreenclean@gmail.com

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Flat As A Pancake…

20150919_102750It’s now mid-September and the council has cut down all of the long grasses

on Greenstead Slopes.

The result means everything now looks very bare, and very flat.

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20150919_10335820150919_103753The woods look quite pretty in the dappled light,

and there’s an abundance of webs wherever you go.

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Click here for a short video:

There’s now not much in the way of colour, other than green,

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Not long now before our Picnic and Planting Day

on October 10th…

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Facebook Event Page…

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPHONED

Provisional new date is 10th October 2015 (tbc)

https://www.facebook.com/events/100731316943602/

For anyone interested, there’s now a Facebook Event Page for the

Planting & Picnic Day

10am – 3pm

Greenstead Slopes

Feel free to join in!!

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Buttercups and Daisies…

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It’s a slightly clammy Bank Holiday Sunday, but nonetheless I ventured up to
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods for a look at the rather lovely display of
buttercups (and daises).

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It’s remarkable what a few days rain can do,
and the undergrowth has really shot up.
The nettles and sheep’s parsley are particularly tall right now.

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The slopes really are now looking like a proper ‘meadow’,
bringing back all manner of happy childhood memories.
It’s very important that children these days have the
same opportunities to enjoy the simple things in life
such as making daisy chains, having family picnics
and generally having a wonderful time outdoors.

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This can ONLY be achieved by making sure that
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods
remain free from the health and safety hazards
that litter and dog fouling create.

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As you probably know by now, the Keep the Green Clean project
was recently given two Community Awards.
These awards were not given to any individual or group of specific people;
they are for EVERYONE in the community who puts their litter in the bins provided and who pick up after their pets.

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(Our posh new litter bin!)

That’s a big THANK YOU to him, to her, to them to us……and to YOU!!
Lets now build on that success and all pull together to help to make
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods even better!!

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Planting & Picnic Day – Volunteers Needed…

PLANTING & PICNIC DAY

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This event has been postphoned 

Provisional new date 10th October 2015 (tbc)

 Supported by CBC & Colchester in Bloom

 ON GREENSTEAD SLOPES

 10am – 3pm

 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Meet Alyssum Walk – on Greenstead Slope Field

Opposite Green BT Telephone Box

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 Please come and help

Bring equipment & plants

Or just bring yourself & a picnic

 Contact keepthegreenclean@gmail.com

Leave a comment »

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