The closing date for entries will be 8th October. A maximum of three entries per member should be submitted as prints to Noel Perkins, 72 West Street.
As this is the first year, the comments of the independent judge will be taken on board for future competitions. Winners will be announced in good time for the presentations at the AGM.
The work to the long bridge has now been completed and the bridge is in use. Improvements to other bridges have also been made by Swale as a condition of the transfer to FTC, including handrails and decking.
Tenders are being sought for the replacement of the defective bridge between plots 19D and 27B.
The latest site posteris included below.
The meeting in the Purifier Building on Wednesday 26th July brought members up to date with site progress and plans. There was a lively informal discussion when members questions, ideas and suggestions were noted.
The minutes of the meeting are attached.
open meeting 26.7.17
Alan Pordage and family have completed the clearance of the stream formerly blocked by bullrushes adjacent his plot.
Alan, with the help of his daughter, Donna and her husband have completed the work started in May, to open up the stream which has been blocked for 15 years or more. The bullrushes are being composted in the enclosure at the end of the main drive, set aside for this specific purpose.
The earlier work cleared one side of the stream and linked to similar clearance by Noel Perkins further west along the stream carried out last year. The new tenants of plot 12, Dee and Nathan Thomas, plan to extend the work to the east by their plot later in the year.
The committee congratulate them for this important initiative intended to restore and enhance the site.
Work is now well under way. Working from tempoprary staging, SERCO have installled piles and the deck structure so far.
A reminder that there is to be an open meeting for members 26th July.
Following on from a successful programme of major works, the committee will update the membership on the progress with ongoing initiatives to improve the site. It will also be an opportunity to discuss other ideas to be put to the AGM in November.
The latest site poster is attached below.
This was another successful event, with a stream of plants carried in and out by happy tenants, new and old.
Thanks to Noel Perkins for organising the event, Margy Perkins and others for the tasty array of snacks on offer, and Andy Freeman for the constant supply of tea and coffee, and offerings from his family barbecue.
This is the second year the event has been held, and is now a much-anticipated annual event.
Alan Pordage and family have cleared the stream by plot 14A, utilising the new facility to compost the bullrushes close by. This extends the section of stream opened up by Noel Perkins last year.
The committee have thanked the family on behalf of the membership for this welcome contribution to solving a long term problem. Medway River Board advisers to Swale have been unable to suggest any other alternative to the hard slog of cutting and lifting the reeds from this isolated waterway.
It is hoped to clear the two remaining sections at each end of this waterway later in the year, to restore the active flow.