Albion Millennium Green – Workday, Saturday 8th June

Yellow Flag Iris

Yellow Flag Iris

The Green is looking very leafy and welcoming at the moment. Wrens are active on the site and Yellow Flag irises in flower on the pond.

The Friends next workday is on Saturday 8th June, from 10.30-1.30

Please feel free come and join us on this special site. Some of the tasks we hope to cover are:

–           pulling out more nettles, from around the path near Railway Path gate and the small noticeboard;
–           opening up the access to the pond and clearing blanket weed;
–           cutting up the large branch which has come down from the Chestnut tree, in the corner near fence with 10 Albion Villas Road;
–           more clearing around the bases of the plum and damson trees;
–           putting woodchip around the bases of the trees.

If you come, please bring gardening gloves and wear  strong shoes/boots

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Albion Millennium Green Workday

Frosty Labyrinth

Frosty Labyrinth

The Friends will be holding their monthly work day this weekend. All welcome, please bring your own gloves if you have them. Meet at 10.30 by the main notice board, Albion Villas Road entrance. We normally finish by 1.30.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Friends of Albion Millennium Green Meeting

board meeting

We decided at our last meeting that the FAMG Trustees and the FAMG Friends meetings and AGMs will now be combined. Therefore, there will be no Friends AGM in February, a combined AGM has been scheduled for October, details of which will be sent out closer to the time.

The Committee warmly invite you to the next FAMG meeting to kick off 2019, on Tuesday 29 January which will be held at Forest Hill Library 7:30-9:00 pm. Please RSVP if you can make it, the Agenda is attached and the Minutes from our last meeting in November 2018 will follow shortly.

All welcome!


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Happy New Year to all from Friends of Albion Millennium Green

19 Wheelbarrow

Why not come along to one of our Saturday morning workdays? Have a walk around this lovely small open space, and help to keep it looking good.

Volunteers meet on the second Saturday of the month from 10.30 to 2pm.

The next workday of 2019 is on Saturday 9th February from 10.30 am.

Please wear comfortable outdoor shoes and bring gardening gloves if you have them.

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Albion Millennium Green Friends and Trustees update

4 Judith and Stephen

The Friends and the Trustees of Albion Millennium Green are in the process of updating their blog. Please keep an eye out for these changes. We hope to add upcoming events and meetings soon, so please bare with us. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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December workday

The last workday of the year is this Saturday, 8th December008
Meet on the Green, near the large noticeboard from 10.30am
Depending on weather , we should be there until 1.30 pm.
Tasks are cutting back or digging up brambles, trimming long grass around fruit trees and around the pond and clearing litter.
Help look after your Green!
All welcome.

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Celebrating the new pond

Thanks Bruno for making this happen, thanks Forest Hill Assembly for the support, and thanks Melissa for organising yesterday’s party!


With a reserve for long terms maintenance, and the engagement local residents, we have a sustainable future for our new pond.  For more photos from the party

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The FT on the value of urban parks

Interesting article in last Saturday’s Financial Times:

How to save parks and other urban green spaces

As it says:

while urban parks lubricate property prices and local business, they struggle to make a penny for their own futures.

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The Old Pond after Storm Imogen

After last night’s storm, it doesn’t look as if the old pond, whose liner has been punctured by dogs, actually needs replacing

Pond after Imogen

(But of course it does!)

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Looking ahead to 2016

Yes – still here, as is the Green, of course, and these male hazel catkins*.  And looking forward to our AGM at Forest Hill Pools, Saturday 13th, 11.00.

Hazel catkins

Meanwhile we are working on a vision for 2016, to be shared with Friends and neighbours.

* and the less showy female flowers too, whence will develop some hazel nuts.


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