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Monday, 19 March 2012

The Coffee Shop gets in on the community spirit

Darren who runs The Coffee Shop on Wellington Road came and had a chat today about having a community plant for local homes for adults with special needs. Great idea!

So the plan is on Sunday at 3pm after he has closed the cafe, the residents of the homes will come and plant a welly or two. He wants to go with red, white and blue colours so will sort the wellies and plants to suit his theme and planning to make some bunting to add to the festive feel. He is thinking ahead about the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

Paul Doughty from SDA survey and design has helped collected the stands created by Cornerstone Vocational Training.

A new neighbour has moved into one of the flats above the shops and has helped cleaning the back alley behind the shops, and inspired me to finish it off taking stuff that had been fly-tipped and buddleia branches to the recycling plant at Bidston - combining it with collecting wellies from the Welly Wheelie Bin that Veolia have placed strategically as you come into the sorting bays...last time I was there I got 8 pairs of wellies. Derry Hunter, a local artist and gardener has also been helping collecting the wellies when she drops off garden waste. Her last haul was 16 pairs of wellies from Clatterbridge recycling plant. Everytime, I go into The Green Community Shop and Centre, Jo announces she has wellies for me.

Hoping to do another community plant with a local Beavers troop and waiting to hear from Rainbows and Brownies at the local church.

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