Could you help us with our Constitution?

We are going to apply to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) so that we can do more things…including we hope employing someone to help with the Community Market Gardens. Please could you have a look at this draft constitution and if you have any comments please forward them to andrew.backhouse@phonecoop.coop by WEDNESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER. Thank you.

Oakenclough Community Market Garden Open Day

Well what a triumph! We received plenty of encouraging feedback from attendees. 
The event was attended by c150 people with 18 people helping to set up and 24 people showcasing the garden, providing cake and drinks, entertaining the children and providing valuable learning. Even the weather was on our side. 
If you came along and donated, thank you! Do let us know what worked for you and what we could do better next time. 
A special thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped to pull everything together from cakes, organising, the games, set up – there are just too many things to mention! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! What a wonderful community effort. Well done everyone. 👏

If you’d like to join our Community Market Garden volunteers, contact wilmslowmarketgarden@gmail.com

Wilmslow FON Poster.pdf

Wilmslow Festival of Nature: lots of great activities for all the family in October and November to get us thinking about the health of our planet and the natural world around us. Booking details available soon on the website!

Are you worried about climate change and biodiversity collapse? Do you know anyone who could help us with the IT needed to map all the trees in Wilmslow so we know where to plant more?

Volunteer Required!

Do you want to do something really positive about climate change and biodiversity loss? 

Would you be able to help us count trees in Wilmslow so we know where more need to be planted? 

Do you have technical skills that could help us log all of the trees in Wilmslow? 

Transition Wilmslow’s tree group is going to log all of the trees in the town using Jotform and will link this with data collected in neighbouring communities. 

This is an ideal opportunity for a young person to develop real world technical skills in JotForm, Google Sheets & Geolocator and to work with other volunteers using Jotform.

Ideally the volunteer would be able to help us for a period of about 12 months but help for a shorter time from the right applicant would also be appreciated!

This is an excellent opportunity for a school or university student wanting to develop their IT skills and to gain work experience helping a group of volunteers. Knowledge of Jotform, google sheets/ excel & QGIS would be ideal but most important is a willingness to learn these applications. Having access to a laptop and a broadband connection is essential. Please email transitionwilmslow@gmail.co.uk for more information. 

RHS Visit our Community Gardens

The RHS In Bloom team have been in town…they visited our long established Community Garden at The Temp and our newly established garden in the grounds of the Oakenclough Children’s Centre. One of the key criteria for the RHS is community involvement in gardening and growing, and we certainly tick those boxes; but we are sure they were impressed by the gardens themselves too. Do sign up to the Wilmslow Community Market Garden newsletter via https://m.facebook.com/wilmslowcommunitymarketgarden/ or instagram. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get out and get gardening! Bring your friends and families, and join the team at one of our market gardens across the town. Gardening keeps us fit and mentally and emotionally healthy, and you sometimes come home with food!

Biodiversity Survey

Urgent: CEC’s biodiversity survey closes on 14 June and it would really help to have as many people as possible completing it, in their own words. To help you make sense of it, here is a submission made by a member of the Cheshire East Climate Alliance: he suggests concentrating on question 10, but please also complete the rest if you can. This is our opportunity to stand up for insects and wildflowers. https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/media_hub/media_releases/consultation-launched-on-cheshire-east-council’s-biodiversity-plan.aspx

Thank you!

There’s also a petition from a local resident about the need for a crossing on the Altrincham Road near King’s Road/Lindow Common

https://www.change.org/p/speed-limit-altrincham-rd-wilmslow-a538

and another one about plastic grass

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/585520

Next meeting Thursday 17 June, 7.30pm, hope to see you there. Email for Zoom Link