Private Discussion Group on Facebook

Given enough interest. we  woold like to create a Facebook Group which will permit its members to discuss in private ideas on anything under the sun.

It interested, please leave your name / FB identity below and we shall set up the Group and invite you in.

Such private Groups are a wonderful way of formulating ideas in private before submitting them to a wider audience.

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Green Spaces – Council Survey

The Council are conducting a series of consultations on parks and green spaces in the Borough. This is an opportunity for you to make your views known.

You will find  the consultation schedule here – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/events/200073/parks_and_open_spaces

And you can comment on-line here –  www.wandsworth.gov.uk/parksstrategyconsultation

Go for it.

Gardening Team

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New Funding from Council Available for Community Projects

The new financial year brings new opportunities. Please go to the following page to see what Wandsworth has to offer under its Big Society Fund of £169K and a Discretionary Fund of £200K – http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200135/get_involved/1095/wandsworth_challenge/1. Please suggest anything that reading this site … Continue reading

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Gardening Club Team in Operation

Members of the Ethelburga Gardening Club took advantage of today’s beautiful weather and set to work in the rose beds along Battersea Bridge Road. They all enjoyed the experience enormously and were greatly encouraged by the number of passers-by who said they too would like to join in in  future.

Gardening Club at Work

Gardening Club at Work

Others said they would love to take care of the bit of green outside their blocks once we were able to give them a planting plan. One kind lady, who does not even live on the Estate, was so impressed by this collective effort that she donated £10.00 – which will be used to buy some fertilizer for the roses. Thank you, Lynne.

While working in this area it was so sad to be reminded that somebody had mindlessly vandalised all the daffodils along the length of Battersea Bridge Road by cutting off every single flower. What motivates a person to be that destructive and take away something that only hours earlier was giving great pleasure to so many people?

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Gardening Club Excursion

A founding member of our Gardening Club periodically opens her garden in the country to the general public; all proceeds from this go to charity.

She has kindly invited members of the Garden Club to come to one of her Open Days. If there is enough interest, we shall arrange group transport.

The garden is located in Winchfield Hook, RG27 8DD. The 3 dates on offer are Sun 17th April, 2-5.30 pm; Sat 16th Jul, 7-10 pm (with music and candlelight), and Sun 4th Sep, 2-5.30 pm.

Admission £3.00; children free; plants for sale.

If interested, please let us know which date you would prefer and, if there is enough interest, we will arrange group transport.

Gardening Club Coordinator

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Residents’ Association – Membership Drive Closing

Each year we come up against the same phenomenon – some residents refuse to sign-up to membership for the year ahead. Why? It costs nothing, and it gives us a little bit of income by way of grant from the Council.  This grant is used exclusively to cover our printing costs for newsletters and other occasional material. No one individual benefits.

Signing-up simply says that you, as resident of the Ethelburga Estate, support your Residents’ Association (who defend your corner vis a vis the Council and look to finding ways to make living on the Estate more enjoyable).  It commits you to nothing else.

The more members we have, the more we demonstrate to Council that we have the backing of our residents and the more credible and effective we become in our dealings with the Council.

If you have stumbled across this site and you have not yet signed up to membership of your Residents’ Association for 2011, please do so via e-mail. Please send from your regular e-mail address stating your name and flat number and confirm your membership to the Residents’ Association for 2011/12.

Your e-mail sign-up is required by March 20th, 2011. So hurry, please.

NB :  This is an annual requirement. If you have signed up in the past, that does not count. You need to sign up for the for the new financial year.

NERA Committee

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Residents’ Association – Membership Drive Opens

Over the next few weeks you will be asked to sign-up as a member of the Residents Association. This is an annual exercise required by the Council. The reason for this is that the Residents’ Association receives a small grant to cover its running costs. This grant consists of £2.00 per household plus a fixed sum of £150 upwards per 100 households, providing at least 20% of the Estate become members.

Signing up commits you to nothing and enables us to be a better Residents’ Association.  You can help by taking responsibility for getting everybody on your block to sign up.

Please collect the requisite form for your block from 46 Maskelyne Close. We need the completed membership forms by the end of February. Please include your e-mail address and/or telephone number. This information stays with us and will help us in quickly passing on news and information to you.

Note that if we achieve a 50% sign-up rate, the ‘per head’ payment gets doubled. This grant is our only income; we need it to cover costs such as the production of the newsletter. Around 400 flats are potential members, so let’s aim for a 100% sign-up.

NERA Committee

 

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