Note, this event is not organised by the Birdwood Area Residents' Association.
You are invited to a
Summer Street Party in
Ancaster Way on
Saturday 18 August 2021 from
3.00 to 5.00pm.
Activities to include:
If you belong to a local group or organisation and you would like to have a stall to advertise what you do or
If you would like to volunteer to help on the day
Please contact Chrissy Cole on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now download July's newsletter.
It has the sign up forms for the Sunflower Competition, and also the Coach Trip to Southwold which will take place on 12 September.
There is also news of the meeting our Chair had with the Council regarding the proposed speed bumps in Birdwood Road. Plus some other items of interest.
A round up of the Easter Egg Hunt, the Sunflower competition begins, new Councillors plus Tommy's Coffee Club at St Thomas's Hall on Tuesday mornings.
The Bird Box Gallery Summer Visual Arts Festival will run through July. More information, how you can help or submit an piece of work can be found here.
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The Christmas Advent Calendar in St Thomas' Square was wonderful.
We are making plans for events this year that we feel can be achieved. So far we have...
As well as news of the above, Newsletter 31 has other information on what is going on including pavement repairs and possible speedbumps.
A recap of the sunflower competition results, an opportunity for a Christmas advent calendar, a winter competition and news from the Birdbox Gallery. Download here.
It's September and the competition has come to a close. The list of winners can be found here and on the noticeboards. There were quite a few entries but lots of prizes to go around. Congratulations to everyone who entered and, to those that grew plants but didn't enter, thanks for the show you put on. It's been great to look at.
Our July edition is now available to download.
It contains information on how to enter the sunflower competition, plus news on the Coleridge Community food hub and the library.
Obviously, we've had to postpone events. We will make sure we have them when it's deemed safe to do so.
A message from Roger and Sarah Healy-Dilkes, Coordinators of the Bird Box Gallery:
The Bird Box Gallery is a local initiative open to all residents in the Birdwood Area of Cambridge and beyond to exhibit all types of creative work. Located in our front garden on Saint Thomas’s Square, the ‘Bird Box’ has already exhibited 5 artists' work during lockdown.
All work must be no more than 250mm wide x 250mm height x 12mm deep. The gallery is located in the front garden hedge and can be seen by anyone passing by.
There are no themes, preferences or types of work we favour and we just want to show as many people's creative work as possible. All ages and levels of experience are truly welcome. If you supply us with work we will present it in the gallery and place your work on the Instagram page: Birdbox_gallery.
If you are interested please direct message us via the instagram page or email us at email@example.com.
Cambridge City Council recently launched the Cambridge Canopy Project. The project aims to increase canopy cover provided by trees in the city to help prepare us better for the projected impacts brought about by climate change. To achieve this we aim to plant more trees and better protect the existing ones.
There are more than 300,000 trees in Cambridge, and the majority of these are on privately-owned land like household gardens. Collectively, all of the trees across the city under all different ownership types make up an urban forest. Considering all of the trees in such a way allows us to use a unique and specific approach to managing our trees, and understanding the benefits they provide to us all.
They need our help to gather data on this portion of our urban forest. This will help them to understand how it is changing, what the pressures are upon it, and what the potential is to further grow it.
Please can you spare 10 minutes of your time to complete a short survey about trees and your gardens?
You can read more and access the survey here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/consultations/cambridge-canopy-project-residents-survey
You can also find out more about the Cambridge Canopy Project here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/cambridge-canopy-project. And you can follow the project on Twitter for regular updates and information here: https://twitter.com/CamCanopyProj.
An update on Sainsbury's opening hours, covid-19-related contact details, and more. residentsnewsletter28.pdf
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