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Volunteers Needed…


Dear KTGC Supporters,

Hopefully you can see that our volunteers are doing a great job keeping the greens clear of litter and dog fouling and also looking after Ghost Wood.

However, we’re just looking for a couple of volunteers who live near the Harwich Road entrance to the field by the children’s play area, who would be happy to keep Porters Brook clear of litter to enable the water to flow freely.

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This particular section of the brook is just down the steps from the bus stop on the left. Our volunteers are happy to blitz the area and get on top of the situation but the project just needs help from one or two people who pass by this spot on a regular daily/weekly basis.


If you can help please email and someone will get back to you.

We look forward to hearing from you!



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Every Little Helps…

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A very big


to Jo Clarke

Community Champion at

Tesco Hythe

for the £15 Gift Card

donated to

Keep The Green Clean.

Due to a 2 for £5 offer

we were able to buy

6 boxes of

Meadow Garden Seed Mix.

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These will be scattered

at the edges of the slopes

and will be a lovely addition

to our daffodils.




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Spring Has Sprung…

… on Greenstead Slopes!

A very big THANK YOU

to everyone who helped

to plant the spring bulbs.

As you can see

the crocuses are fabulous!


(As are these hyacinths).
















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We’re In The Press…!!


Article in the Colchester Gazette:

Gazette Article

“GREEN-FINGERED volunteers turned out in force to chip in with a planting project to spruce up a community space.

More than 35 people got their hands dirty to help with the Keep the Green Clean scheme, set up to keep the Greenstead green area in good shape.

On Saturday morning they planted 2,000 daffodils, as well as hundreds of bulbs and flower seeds.

One of the organisers Allan Walker said: “The Keep the Green Clean project was set up five years ago to clean up the dog mess and fly tipping which was ruining the green.

“Since then it has really developed and now we are able to do other things and go over and beyond to make sure it looks good for the community.

“We had an excellent turnout, and a real mixture of locals and people from further afield.

“There were people from the community, councillors and members from the church, including two people from Canada.

“Hopefully it will look really good. We’ll know in a few months time when the flowers start to come through, and we want to get all the volunteers back to see the fruits of their labours then.”

Last month the Keep the Green Clean scheme won an award for best community project 2015, handed out by Colchester in Bloom.

Organisers want to make the planting session an annual event”.

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Turning a Space into a Place…

A very big
to everyone who came along to our
Planting Day

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The morning began

with blue and yellow plastic bags

filled with bulbs

dotted about the place…

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Then the volunteers set about digging holes
and planting crocuses, snowdrops and daffodils.

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Volunteers worked hard with the planting
before having a well-earned
tea break (with biscuits!)

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Local Counsellors Tim Young & Dave Harris
came fully prepared with strimmers and spades.

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Bulbs and wild flowers were planted
around trees and along the edge of the slopes.

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It was lovely to see local families

getting involved, helping out.

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What did we plant?
1000 Crocuses
1060 Daffodils
200  Snowdrops
300  Wildflower plugs

This Planting Day has been a huge success

due to the hard work of a small but dedicated

team of volunteers.

We could not have done this without you!

Special thanks go to:

Colchester Borough Council

Colchester in Bloom

Cllrs Dave Harris & Tim Young

Emma and The Community Payback Team

Anglia Bulb Company


The KTGC Team!!!

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Help Us To Keep The Green Clean…


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We Won A Trophy!


The Keep The Green Clean team is proud to announce
that during a ceremony at The Colchester Town Hall
on Wednesday 23rd September 2015
during the Colchester in Bloom AGM,
we were awarded the Trinity House Trophy
in the Best Community Project 2015 category
by Colchester in Bloom.

We would like to thank the Colchester in Bloom judges
for acknowledging all of the hard work carried out
by our small team of local volunteers.

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