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

 

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 3/5/2017

On Monday the Team were out cleaning, weeding, and spraying on C5, C7, and C4.
Wednesday found 9 Volunteers out, Cath, Badr, Charles, Graham, John 1, Ken, Mark, Pete and Simon.
A final delivery of 5 tons of coloured gravel was delivered, and laid in front of the new flower bed, to complete the project.Extensive watering and weeding was also carried out.
Cath and Mark looked after the bucket, raising an amazing €307.73, many thanks go out to all who kindly stopped and donated, and to Suzie and Cath for the breakfasts.
We say goodbye and thanks to Volunteer Simon, who is returning to the Isle of Man to live. We wish him and Mo Bon Voyage.
John
Chairman

MAINTENANCE TEAM & VOLUNTEERS W/E 26/4/2017

On Monday the Team were on C3, C5, and C7, with Calles Alcala La Real, Azaleas, Begijar and Retama being cleaned, weeded and sprayed.
Tuesday saw Graham, Mark and myself out laying membrane in front of the new flower bed, in readiness for a gravel delivery.
Wednesday found 10 Volunteers out, Cath, Marylyn, Badr, Charles, Graham, John1, Ken, Mark, Paddy and Pete.
Ken, Mark and John went across to B Sector and repaired the big potholes on the Rambla RoadBadr, Charles, Graham and Pete took delivery of 12 tons of gravel and spread it in front of the new flower bed, helped by the tarmac Volunteers when they returned from B Sector.
A faulty solar spotlight over the flower bed was also replaced.
Marylyn weeded one of the garden areas, whilst Cath and Paddy did the bucket, which raised €268.02, thanks to all who donated and to Cath for the breakfasts.

John

Chairman

SUMMER PARTY

This year’s event has been changed from a Street Picnic to a Barbeque.
It will take place on Sunday 25th June, at the same place as last year, starting at 5pm.
Entertainment will be provided by Scott James, and cost of tickets will be €6 to include a burger and a hot dog.
There will be the usual bar facility, and bringing your own drinks will not be allowed, remember it’s to raise funds for Green Fingers.
Children up to the age of 15 will be entry free, there will be the usual raffle with a first prize of €50, tickets being €5 a strip.
Tickets are available on 634 325 427, or your Poligono Rep, and will be on sale until 18th June only. Please bring your own tables & chairs.
John
Chairman