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Buzzy Bees

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You have probably seen the volunteers of Chelford Together around recently in our Community Gardens and working hard in the community greenhouse.

We are pleased to announce the rebirth of our gardening project, which we think is appropriately named BUZZY BEES!

We are very appreciative of the donation of some plants from David Wilson Homes to Chelford Together & Chelford Community Hub to support us in our aims. Unfortunately we have had plants taken without permission and some stolen, which after the volunteers hard work in working together with David Wilson Homes is very disappointing.

The group is determined to make our community a great place to live, which given cutbacks from Cheshire East Council & Peaks & Plains Gardening contract is even more important to keep our area "Spick & Span". Our volunteers have already weeded and replanted part of the Jubilee Border in Astle Court but we want to do more.

On a beautiful Bank holiday Sunday afternoon we held a SPICK & SPAN session, and some dedicated community volunteers turned out to undertake a variety of jobs. The kerb gutters were cleaned along Elmstead Road & Robin Lane, a litter pick was undertaken in the area including Astle Court. The main area of work undertaken was to clear the Jubilee Border, Astle Court including cutting back hedging and trees, weeding and replanting with plants grown by the Buzzy Bees or donated by David Wilson Homes. What really struck us was the dedication of even those who had mobility problems who still managed to do their bit from their wheelchair or scooter!

Recently we have had comments from residents of Astle Court flats about the state of the communal gardens there, given this we were disappointed that only 1 person from the flats gave their support.

We can only do so much with limited volunteers and hope that on future events that more people can "get stuck in" and give something back to the community. Even if you can't personally your family or friends could help!

BUZZY BEES have grown plants from seed and from plug plants to use in the community gardens but also to sell to raise funds to enable the project to grow! Look out for our Spring Plant Sale where we expect to have a wide range of perennials for sale such as foxglove, lavender, aquilegia, achillea, dianthus, hydrangea...and lots more!
The group also has some grant applications in the pipeline, so we are keeping our fingers crossed! All this effort will improve our neighbourhood!

Many thanks to all who helped last week be it practical gardening, making yummy cake or serving refreshments!

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