After a chilly couple of months at Winsford
Gardens spring is here and new projects are under way. From our header
you will see that Penge Green Gym has been selected by Tesco to receive a
donation from it's Bags of help initiative where money collected from
the sale of plastics bags goes to community projects. If you go into
any local branch of Tesco during March and April you will see the
perspex boxes and the Winsford Gardens Regeneration Project is in the
middle. Please ask the shop assistant to give you a blue token (or 2)
to put in the box. The money raised will go towards the regeneration of
one of our meadows into a dry gravel flower bed and a bench. We will also be creating a small wildlife pond in the growing area.
New Signs at Winsford Gardens
We would like to say a big thank you to
Ancaster Garages for funding the news signs at both entrances of
Winsford Gardens. We think they really stand out and make the entrances
welcoming to passers by. 2 representatives from Ancaster came along to
officially 'open' the signs.
Many other projects are progressing
including 2 new, small raised beds which will be planted up with
colourful vegetables in the coming weeks. We have also cleared a lot of
overhanging hedging that has been damaging the fence with our
neighbours. This will allow repairs to be made by Idverde. We have also
created a new dead hedge and removed an Ash tree stump. And much general
clearing has been going on in preparation for spring.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England
This scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of
around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all
raised from the 5p bag charge.
of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue
generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will
now vote in store throughout March and April on who should receive the £5,000,
£2,000 and £1,000 awards.
Please support the Friends of Winsford Gardens aka Penge Green Gym in our latest project to provide a pond and wildlife area within the gardens to increase diversity and amenity in a valuable local Greenspace within an otherwise heavily built-up part of London.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more information as we develop and create this latest project.
Support us by voting for Penge Green Gym with the tokens given with any purchase made at a Tesco store within our London region.