MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 21/6/2017

On Monday the Team were on C2 & C1,with Calles Jodar,Huesa,Pozo Alcan,Ubeda,Bugambilla,
Ibiscum,Andujar,and Arjona being cleaned and weeded.
Wednesday found 7 Volunteers out,our lowest total for some time.Charles,Graham,John 1 & 2,and Pete,watered,weeded,and collected a donation of roof tiles,from a resident,that can be used as decorative borders,also 2 large yuccas. 
Cath & Sue looked after the bucket,collecting 288.13€,thanks to everyone who stopped,and donated,and to Suzie & Cath for this week’s breakfasts.                      

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MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 14/6/2017

On Monday the Team cleaned and weeded Calle Bugambilla between C3 and C4,and Calles Jodar,Huesa,Pozo Alcon,and Frailes on C2.
Wednesday found 11 hardy Volunteers out in the stifling heat. Baz,Charles,Dave,Graham,Johns1 &2 ,Ken,Paddy,Paul,and Pete watered,planted new bedding plants in the planters,trimmed palms alongside the Rambla,and weeded extensively.
Sue looked after the bucket,collecting a new record 389.95€uros from the kind people who stopped to donate,thank you.
Thanks also to Suzie and Margaret for the breakfasts,and to the kind residents who offered drinks to the Maintenance Team on Monday.
We say goodbye and thanks,to Project Manager Ken,and Volunteer Baz,both back to the UK,and look forward to welcoming them back soon.
John
Chairman

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 7/6/2017

On Monday the Team were on C2 & C4, with Calles Aralia, Ibiscum, Frailes, Jodar and Jimena being cleaned and weeded.
Wednesday found 12 Volunteers out, with Cath & Sue doing the bucket and collecting €345.78 thanks to everyone who donated.
The rest of the Volunteers, Adam (out on holiday), Badr, Baz, Dave, Graham, John 1, Ken, Mark, Paul and Pete watered, cut down scrub and tidied the mess around the old skip site, which had been left by people throwing their waste on the floor if the skips were full.
Thanks to Suzie & Cath for the breakfasts.
John
Chairman

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 31/5/2017

On Monday the Team were on C10, with all the Calles, and the area in and around the Monsoora houses being cleaned and weeded.
Wednesday found 11 Volunteers out, Cath & Sue did the bucket,raising a fabulous €320.51, thanks to everyone who stopped to donate.
Badr, Dave, Graham, John 1&2, Ken, Mark, Paul, and Pete watered, weeded, and trimmed trees, palms, and bushes.
We have had the 3 waste skips moved to a new location as they were detracting from the appearance of the new flower bed.
We also suffered vandalism of the bench in front of the Welcome Wall, on Tuesday night, and theft of a large stone planter from the same area, and plants from the new flower bed feature.
Thanks to Suzie & Cath for the breakfasts.
John
Chairman

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 24/5/2017

On Monday the Team were on C7, with all the Calles being cleaned, weeded, and sprayed.
Wednesday found 11 Volunteers out, Badr, Graham, Johns 1&2, Julian (here on holiday), Ken, Paddy, Paul (welcome back), and Pete, who did a variety of tasks,from tree pruning and watering, to weeding.

Two healthy conifers kindly donated by a resident were planted in place of 2 dead trees, behind the post boxes.
Cath & Sue did a magnificent job on the bucket, raising €344-88, thanks to everyone who donated, and to Suzie & Cath for this week’s breakfasts.
John
Chairman

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Green Fingers held a well-attended and productive AGM on 17th May:

Our Chairman, John was voted in for yet another year as were the members of the Committee, plus a new member, Jayne, who joins us as Poligono rep for C6. We are still short of a couple of reps so if anyone is interested in getting to know their fellow homeowners here, please get in touch. The Monday Maintenance Scheme keeps the streets of ‘C’ North cleaned & weed free so if you aren’t yet a member, please consider joining, it only costs 5 Euros per month to prevent your street returning to a wilderness as they used to be.

John gave his Chairman’s report outlining tasks undertaken during the last year, including: clearing huge amounts of deep floodwater and mud from the streets & at the bottom of the Dual Carriageway in the bad storms, repairing potholes, installing planters, raised beds & railway sleepers, laying 45 tons of gravel & membrane, planting and trimming hundreds of plants, shrubs & trees, extensive weeding and watering, moving the Leo’s Insect Hotel to more stable ground, helping The Brownies construct their garden and also helping out Upper C and B gardening groups. This year we also replaced the old van and invested in a generator, hedge trimmer and electric palm cutter. A total of Euros 13,034.18 was raised in the Bucket over the last year, over 34% up, and every cent of this was spent on plants, gravel, membrane, tools etc. for the above tasks. A huge thank-you to everyone for donations, large or small, we could not make our area so lovely without your continuing help.

Our Treasurer, Margaret, also gave her report: The Maintenance Scheme account (for Monday street cleaning) and General account (for tasks, planting and projects) are completely separate: Everything we spend is billed, accounted for and independently audited and our books are always available for inspection at any time.
The future is now consolidating projects and tackling the huge weed problem after the wettest Winter for many years. We will gradually be working our way around the whole sector to tackle these in the coming months, but do do this we need more volunteers! Please, if you can spare any time on a Wednesday morning, just turn up at the Welcome Wall – with the reward of a free breakfast!
We also depend upon fundraising so please save the dates and come to our social events; Summer BBQ on 25th June with Scott James, Games Evening on 22nd September and Xmas Party with Barrington on 24th November.
It’s been another great year for Green Fingers; Huge thanks for your continuing support and we look forward to another year of hard work!
Suzie, Information Officer.

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 17/5/2017

On Monday the Team cleaned, weeded, and sprayed on C6, with Calles Puerto Lumbreras, Aralia, Castillo Mayorazgo, and the Dual Carriageway being treated. They also cleared a large amount of mud and silt from the area of the huge water burst on Calle Mayorazgo.

Wednesday found 8 Volunteers out. Badr, Charles, and Ken trimmed trees alongside the dual carriageway. Dave, Graham, and Pete watered all the trees, plants and shrubs, and Cath and I did the bucket, raising €297.50, thanks to everyone who donated, and to Suzie and Cath for the breakfasts.

Later we collected a stone table and chairs from D Sector, and delivered them to the Brownies community garden.

John                                                                                                                                Chairman

 

 

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 10/5/2017

On Monday the Team were on C4 &C2, with Calles Baeza, Bugambilla, Aralia, and Azaleas being cleaned, weeded, and sprayed.
It is taking the Team a bit longer to get around at the moment, because of the huge amount of weeds in the streets, a legacy of the heavy rainfall over the winter.
Wednesday found 12 Volunteers out. Badr, Charles, and Mark trimmed and shaped the trees in the gardens at the bottom of the dual carriageway. Marylyn, Baz, Ken, and Paddy weeded the gravelled areas. Dave, Graham, and Pete watered all the planted areas, and Cath and myself did the bucket, raising €271.68, thanks to everyone who donated, and to Suzie and Cath for the breakfasts.

John

Chairman