A round up on the Trust projects
Keep up to date with the latest news about the Development Trust projects.
Sunday 4 July: 8.30am - 12.30
Look for another new trader this month - Theo Farquharson, of Staindrop’s Hedgehog Bakery.
Theo was to be invited to the market early in ‘20, but lockdown put paid to that plan. Now at last we can give him a hearty welcome to Sedgefield.
The SDT information stall returns this month, with volunteers on hand with project information and spare copies of Sedgefield News. And at last another chance to purchase one of our beautiful, sturdy shopping bags - yours for just £4.50!
Of course we will continue to provide for your COVID19 safety as long as necessary and we are grateful for our shoppers’ loyal support and helpful attitude.
New home for our Bicycle & Active Travel Project
It has been a busy month for the BAT project. Lots of people visited our stall at the Farmers Market and we were able to help several people with their bikes, give advice about routes and found out a bit more what people want.
The big news though is that the project has a new base at The Hive! Several of the group members met with Carole Lawford to discuss moving the bike refurbishment and exchange side of things to The Hive, and we now have volunteers getting set up and starting to work on the bikes that have been donated. As bikes become available we will let people know via the BAT Facebook Page.
We are also setting up an information station at The Hive for to use to find out more about cycling and routes they might like to try. If you have a favourite route or destination that can be reached by bike or on foot do share them with us and we can prepare route cards for people to take on their ride or walk.
We have discussed ways to use The Hive bike area for bike parking too, so keep an eye out for that in future weeks. In the meanwhile, if you own one of the local businesses, please check out http://ow.ly/DuYx50DJyq3 to find out how to apply for a grant for a free cycle stand outside your business!
The BAT project is also now affiliated to Cycling UK so we will be looking to see how we can use their influence to build the project.
We are still open to volunteers to help
at the Hive, and if you have other skills or ideas to share, do get in touch.
When we are ready for more bikes to refurbish we will let you know via the usual channels, but if you have any spare tools we would love to have them to use in the workshop. Just drop them in the bucket at The Hive.
We look forward to sharing more news soon. Please look out for us at the Farmers Market again this month, and don’t forget to check the Facebook page – just search for Sedgefield Bicycles and Active Travel.
Keep on supporting the Energy saving scheme.
Woodland & Wildlife
Hedging the view to the west
At the beginning of May we planted a 100m mixed native hedgerow to make up the site's western boundary.
Yes, it's been another busy month for the volunteers at the Woodland & Wildlife Project. The 420 trees were donated by The Woodland Trust as part of their 'free trees for communities' initiative. The wildlife tree pack included blackthorn, hawthorn, rowan and hazel which were planted as a hedge. The pack also included silver birch and oak which were planted across the site.
Our last group session focused on mulching the new hedgerow with woodchip that NETPark no longer required. Although it was hard work it was a great morning working in the sun and chatting with a fantastic group of people.
With the support of Sedgefield Development Trust and NETPark, the Woodland and Wildlife Project continues to develop a space for nature and the local community.
If you would like to know more or to volunteer with us, please contact Melissa at email@example.com or join our facebook page - Woodland & Wildlife, Sedgefield.
Heartfelt thanks to all our helpers and students for all your hard work this academic year, and for your adaptability in the face of covid restrictions. Well done, for all the good progress made.
Homework Help generally takes a break over the summer holidays - but if you need a little booster help with something, or could offer your experience to help someone else, please get in touch and we'll do our best to arrange it.
If you'd like help with (or could offer to help with), contact firstname.lastname@example.org.