Monday 13 November 2017

Bargains, Votes and 'Mucking In'

  • Got some good clothes you no longer need? Interested in picking up a bargain in good quality men’s and women’s clothing, in a convivial setting? We may have just the thing for you! May I remind you that our Re-use and Recycling group has organised a ’Clothes Swap’ evening at Hayfield Cricket Club this Thursday 16th November, drinks and nibbles provided.

    The evening is designed to offer a boutique shopping experience focussed on good quality adults’ clothing (no underwear) for those who themselves bring at least one quality item. The details are set out on the attached poster. We hope this venture will go with a swing. If you’d like to know more, contact Ruth Wilson on 07766 475661 or via

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  • Many of you know Kinder Kids are raising funds to build a community garden at the back of St Matthew's Church, to be used for outdoor learning and which will also be open to the public every day. They plan growing areas for children to learn about food and waste, as well as planting to encourage wildlife. The land is currently overgrown, a bit of an eyesore. They're half way to securing funding support from Aviva via its community projects scheme but need public votes to help secure more cash. Can you help? All you need to do is open the link below, register with the site and then cast your 10 votes to Kinder Kids Community Garden. Just use the search bar, type in Kinder Kids with Hayfield as the location: you'll find the project outline there and you can vote - it's free, quick, and easy. The scheme needs as many votes as possible are needed: it's in competition with others for the cash. Voting closes on 21st November so please consider giving the project your prompt support. Thanks. The link is:
  • Hayfield Civic Trust is holding its near-annual clean up/out of the historic Hayfield Sheep Wash below Booth Farm (at the very top of Kinder Road near the reservoir gates) on Sunday 19th November 10.00-1.30p.m. Could you help keep the Sheep Wash, which the Civic Trust comprehensively restored a number of years ago, in good condition? Around half a dozen fit volunteers are needed (not a suitable event for primary school-age children). What's involved? Netting weed and leaves from the water, weeding the exit slope and the walls, strimming the surrounding area and the holding pen with a petrol strimmer, collecting and removing the debris, and cleaning the information board. Meet at the War Memorial at 9.50a.m. for a lift to Booth Bridge, or make your own way there (local parking is very limited). Wellingtons and gardening or rubber gloves essential, and be prepared to stand in the river! Tools will be provided. A volunteer to ferry rubbish away would be appreciated. If you can give your time to this valuable activity, please leave a message on 01663 743847, so the organisers have an idea of how many volunteers they're likely to have. A poster's attached to show how effective and worthwhile this work is!

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