Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Pictures from the Community Planting Day

The Ladywell Village Improvement Group team was joined by dozens of local residents on saturday morning to revamp the planters on Ladywell Road, following a successful Localities Fund application earlier in the year. The event had been several months in planning and LVIG worked with both Lewisham Council and Envirowork to bring the green fingered idea together.

Lavender plants were joined by cherry and fig trees as three generations of one family came out to help. The existing two planters were tidied up and new flowering shrubs added outside the post office and bakery, with four entirely new planters added to the collection along Ladywell Road. Each planter received a good dose of topsoil and compost to keep the new greenery happy.

LVIG's green fingered chair, Tony Major, said "the level of support has been fantastic. From the Council to Envirowork, who supplied the soil, planters, plants and a four-strong team, to the locals who turned out to help, we are hugely grateful and would encourage everyone to do their bit and keep them watered through the summer!"

He went on to say "in a recession it's all the more important for us to encourage local shops and businesses, and making Ladywell a cleaner, greener place to live and work. We hope that the Council's promised "deep clean" of the pavement will also happen soon".

Meeting 20th May 2009

LVIG's next Ordinary meeting is tomorrow on the 20th May at 7:30pm in the St Mary's Centre on Ladywell Road.

The agenda for the meeting is below:

  1. Welcome and Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the Ordinary Committee Meeting held on 18 March 2009
  3. First Community Planting Day – 16 May 2009 – feedback
  4. Community Planting Day no.2 - 7 June
  5. Lewisham in Bloom competition - entry deadline - 17 June
  6. Bids for Mayor’s Funds –LVIG plans for putting forward
  7. AGM date - July 15 Advise on process
  8. Financial Report (Tony Rich)
  9. Publicity round up/ LVIG newsletter (Lara/ Cynthia)
  10. Any Other Business

Of course this is a public meeting and we would be delighted to see as many people there as possible!

Friday, 15 May 2009

Benefit gig at the Ladywell Tavern to raise funds for community planting

LVIG has organised a benefit gig to raise funds for more community planting in Ladywell. Come and join us for great music and dancing at the Ladywell Tavern on Saturday 30th May from 8pm, and help sow the seeds of recovery in the neighbourhood!

For your entertainment and enjoyment, live music is provided courtesy of local band (including an LVIG member!) The Grey Cats with Jason James in support. So, get up and put on your dancing shoes!

All monies raised will be used to fund plants and materials, bringing much needed colour to Ladywell Village and improve the environment in which we live and work.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Ladywell Community Planting Day - Saturday 16th May

LVIG has organised the first of several Community Planting Days to launch Ladywell’s bid for the ‘Lewisham in Bloom’ competition.

Come along on Saturday 16th May to help raise the profile of Ladywell and improve your local environment. Plants, tools and paint will be provided, but we need your energy and enthusiasm! To take part, meet at 11am outside the Post Office on Algernon Road, Ladywell.

The planting days will help to bring a dash of much needed greenery and colour to the village and draw attention to LVIG’s campaign to improve the local area.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Ladywell Village Voice - a newsletter for Ladywell

LVIG has responded to Ladywell resident's calls to find out more about the progress of its campaigns and projects by launching a newsletter. The newsletter will be emailed to LVIG members and will also be printed for distribution in local shops and businesses.

Ladywell Village Voice aims to keep you up to date with LVIG's activities, as well as inform you about news and events in Ladywell that are relevant to LVIG's objectives.

If you haven't already seen a copy of the first issue, dated May 2009, please email LVIG at ladywell.info@googlemail.com

As LVIG is keen to improve on this newsletter, we would really appreciate your feedback. Have your say on the LVIG blog by clicking on the 'comments' below.