Tuesday, 23 June 2009

New developments and features

We are currently progressing the manufacture and the installation of a large arbour feature that will cover the promende area. Large wooden planting boxes containing climbing plants will be positioned at the foot of the columns supporting the arbour. The aim is for the plants to eventually cover the arbour and provide an intersting shaded area.
Funding for this feature was provided from part of our grant from Our Green Space.
Our Green Space is a Cumbria-wide three-year partnership project running from Jan 2008 to Dec 2010. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s 'Your Heritage' grant scheme. Friends of the Lake District manage the project in partnership with Action with Communities in Cumbria,and is supported by a wealth of organisations including Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Association of Local Councils, Cumbria Wildlife Trust and the Council for Voluntary Services.
The Our green Space project aims are to celebrate and enhance the heritage, cultural, environmental and community value of open green spaces in Cumbria for all to enjoy.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Sir John Fisher Foundation grant

This month we have received confirmation of a successful grant application from the Sir John Fisher Foundation. This grant will be used to provide gates for the railways arches. The first arch to benefit from the grant will be the arch used for access between the Green Heart Den and the north plot.
Previously, working to a brief provided by members of our committee, art and design students from Furness College produced fantastic design options for these gates. Eventually Heather Stephensons design was chosen by memebers of our committee. We are currently arranging to have the gates manufactured and installed and to involve the students throughout this process.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Visiting the Green Heart Den

If you would like to arrange for a visit to the Green Heart Den please do not hesitate to contact us at:
Mob: 07919 991 989
Email: greenheartden@aol.com

Learning and Development

To assist us in our efforts to monitor the effectiveness of the project as a whole, using information received to make potential changes and improvements, we would like to highlight the opportunity for you to leave any potential feedback here or at greenheartden@ol.com. Thank you.

Friends of The Lake District celebration

Friends of the Lake District Landscape Festival.

Bring your family and friends and join Friends of the Lake District in celebrating 75years of protecting the landscape. More than 20 environment organisations will provide displays of countryside skills, arts and crafts, bug home making, biodiversity games and nature activities for all ages, in Fitz Park, the scene of Friends of the Lake District's first meeting on 17 June 1934.
A series of 7.5 km themed walks in the morning will all finish in the park at lunchtime.
12 noon - 5pm, Saturday 20 June - Fitz Park Keswick. Entry is FREE.
For more information contact 01539 720788 or see www.fld.org.uk

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC AGM

The first Annual General Meeting of The Marsh Street Arches and Garden Community Interest Company will take place at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 17 June at 6:30 pm at Greengate Junior School.

The Green Heart Den, will be open to visitors from 5:00 pm until 6:15 pm, immediately before the AGM, to allow people the opportunity to see how the garden has progressed and to also see the environmental improvements being made to a section of land on “The North Plot”

If you would like to visit the Green Heart Den and/or attend the AGM could you please let us know by calling 07791 991 989 or by email to greenheartden@aol.com

Thank you.

Opportunities for involvement

In an effort to increase participation and build on the capacity of our organisation we are looking for people to join the project. People from different backgrounds and with different experiences.
There are various ways in which you could become actively involved. You can choose how you want to get involved, it does not need to take up much time. For example:
As a Director or member of the CIC or as a volunteer. Training can be provided at all levels.
If you would like to learn more please contact Greenheartden@aol.com