Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy new year from the Bowes Street Residents' Association

Hi, Neighbour!

Hope you had a great New Year. January's a great time to remind ourselves of how much we have achieved so far and to start planning for next year.

Since getting together in April we have:

  • Won £1500 in grant money for alley gardening
  • Gained funding from Heineken for a monster Christmas tree and brought the community together for a day to decorate it
  • Held the best bonfire night party in the neighbourhood
  • Spent a day clearing the streets, alleys and spare land at the top of Hartington Street
  • Planted and distributed over 120 hanging baskets free of charge
  • Planted some daffodil bulbs for the spring
  • Worked with the council towards solving the problem of tipping and improving bin provision
  • Helped residents on Princess Road get access to the gated alleys
  • Gained loads of new members and built links in around our local community
I think we all should be really proud of what we have managed in a relatively short time.

Here are our New Year's Resolutions:

  • We'll meet at the end of January to shares some food and drink and celebrate what we've done so far (look out for the posters and flyers!)
  • We hope to hold another skip day in late Jan / early Feb so that everyone can get rid of post-Christmas rubbish
  • We've still got loads of bulbs that could be planted before the spring to get the neighbourhood looking great for the new year
  • Work will begin in earnest very shortly on the alleyway trees
  • We'll look ahead to our AGM and 1st birthday party in April and start planning an event that can bring everyone together
Any other suggestions? Add them as a comment below!

Here's to a great 2013.