We’re Green Flag Community Award Winners!

We’re delighted to announce we’ve been given the Green Flag Community Award, for our community gardening work at St Clement’s church! Many thanks to all those who have worked hard at the Nose, as well as to the church staff and congregation who offered us the space to garden in. We’ll be celebrating with cake (possibly green) on Thursday!

Digging at the Nose

A Green Flag Award provides national recognition for the achievements of all those whose hard work and dedication has helped to create these fantastic places for all to enjoy. The scheme is run by a consortium, comprising Keep Britain Tidy, The Conservation Volunteers and GreenSpace. For more information see: www.greenflagaward.org.uk

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Lettuce for all!

There’s lots and lots of beautiful red lettuce at the Nose – and over the next couple of weeks, they’ll need to be eaten, or else go to seed, so get some soon! Giles shows us a classic  way to eat it, but do get in touch with other ideas!

Giles' delicious lettuce sandwich

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Many thanks to Fulprint the Printers who kindly printed up the scarecrow trails, on eco-friendly paper, of course!

We’ve just sent them a ‘thank you‘ which shows the winning scarecrows, and someone enjoying the trail.

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We’re hearing great things about the 4 July party

We’re hearing great things about what the traders are planning for the Bishy Road street closure and party on 4 July. See more on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bishyroad/128678520487075

For those who are marshalling or who would like to volunteer as a marshall, there is a drop-in meeting on Tuesday 26 June early evening. For information about what being a marshall involves, click here.

Information from Hannah about the meeting on Tuesday:

My names’ Hannah Bixby and I’m steward co-ordinator for the Bishy Road Street party on the 4th July.Thank you for volunteering to help us! We will be holding an informal drop-in session this Tuesday (26th June) between 5:15 and 6:45 pm where we can give you some information and let you know what needs to be done on the night. It will be held at Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road, the room is on the ground floor, the front door should be left open to go through and towards the back of the building. Please let me know if you can’t make this session and i’ll send the information over to you.

If you have any other questions i can be contacted on 07814684945 or Nathan Vasey, who is the event co-ordinator, on 07577419807

Thanks a lot

Hannah Bixby
Steward co-ordinater BRTA
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Bishy Road street party – a call for stewards

Bishopthorpe Road traders are planning a street part on the evening of 4 July.

The road and car park will be closed, and there’ll be a children’s area, stalls, shops to browse in, and many other activities – a celebration of our local street and the traders and residents who make it so special.

Help with stewarding is needed: setting up the event, clearing away at the end and primarily ensuring the safety of the attendees.

Stewards won’t have to be on duty for the whole evening, so you’d have plenty of time to enjoy the atmosphere and the entertainments as well. Slots are 6-8pm, 8-10pm, or 6-10pm depending on what you’d like to offer.

If you’re interested to find out more, please contact Nathan Vasey (he’s one of the team at Pextons) at bishyroadstreetparty@hotmail.com

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Nose news Spring 2012

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Kids sowing for the Nose

beans on the pews

Peas and beans sown in pots at the Good Friday workshops

The Brownie pack from Southlands planted peas and beans in pots at a session before Easter, and then brought the resulting seedlings to plant up at the Nose, at a second session. At the St Clement’s Church’s Good Friday workshops, Planet South Bank ran another seed-sowing workshop, with about 40 children leaving their decorated plant pots in the pews, as they continued to enjoy the other activities on offer. The seedlings that result from this activity can be planted up outside, once the weather cheers up, and Planet South Bank will also be helping the Sunday school sow some salad crops.

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