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Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Fri May 31, 2013 10:11 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

Hi all,

As you all know, a lot of work has been ongoing over the last couple of months at this site since my piece in the Shields Gazette, which prompted local councillors to release funds for the development of this area as a wild flower meadow and bird feeding station.

Sorry for the short notice, as I only received the email this afternoon, but the CCG have been invited to assist in the sowing of the Wildflower Seed at the Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden on Tuesday 4th June 2013 at 10am.

The local press will be in attendance as well as all ward members and South Tyneside Council Officers so it will be a great platform to give us a bit free publicity.

I hope you can all attend. I'll be having a trip up there sometime this weekend to have a quick tidy up, which is hopefully all it needs as I've done my best to keep on top of this since the feeders came down in March.


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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Fri May 31, 2013 10:49 pm
by IanMc | 343 Posts

Nice one Rob

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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:06 pm
by Steve Egglestone | 664 Posts

Great stuff Rob, small projects like this is what is needed in our area. ;-)


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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:58 pm
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

All the area was seeded this morning by Clare, Tony and myself so fingers crossed for a bit rain, hopefully during the night!

God knows what the people walking by must have thought when they seen us treading the seeds in, we looked like zombie penguins waddling around with hunched shoulders!


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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:24 am
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts
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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:03 pm
by johnsulli | 719 Posts

Canny write up Rob .................... but no mention of the volunteers by name only the "councillors" get a mention.

Regards

John


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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:31 pm
by Jarra Sid | 938 Posts

Quote: johnsulli wrote in post #6
Canny write up Rob .................... but no mention of the volunteers by name only the "councillors" get a mention.

Regards

John
Yes, They were dressed for work as well......Well Done Rob.....

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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:54 pm
by Paul Dan | 280 Posts

Well done Rob you have done a fantastic job over the years. Nice to know you are "one of the volunteers" at least the people here and hopefully the locals who talk about the area know where it's come from. Have a huge pat on the back although I know this is not why you and loads of other people do it.

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RE: Westoe Cemetery Butterfly Garden - Invitation to attend

in General Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:53 am
by Rob Adair | 397 Posts

Funny thing was, the councillors left straight after the photo, leaving Steve, Clare and myself to sow the seeds and tread them in.

The photographer (council not Gazette) took all of our names and what roles we had, but the Gazette obviously chose to use it as a piece of propoganda for the council. Even the comments made about complaints from residents kickstarting then into action to improve the area were way off the mark. The area was being managed just fine for birds and wildlife and the council went in and heavy handedly devastated it after complaints that the grass was too long.

I thought Clare should have been named though as she put all the work into researching and selecting the seed type.


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