As the Jubilee weekend is fast approaching there have been lots of work behind the scenes to offer you several activities to cover everyone’s interest.
Attached is a list of dates and events taking place in Greenmount throughout the public holiday period.
The village party will be different than previous years, as it is based on the Jubilee and supporting ‘The Arts’ which have suffered over the past two years.
As a result, there is a ‘Jubilee Yard Party’ at Greenmount Old School starting at 12.30am with refreshments available. Starting at 1.15pm there will be a poet performing and running children’s workshops followed by a singer. You also have an opportunity to visit an Art Exhibition at Greenmount URC.
In addition, from 12.30am the village green will host several artists demonstrating their skills – a juggler, a wood carver, face painting, Wild Souls providing crafts for the children and an opportunity to join in a Community Project in Willow Making instructed by Joy Ladds. Children can also colour their own crown. All FREE! There will also be an opportunity to buy handmade crafts.
Greenmount Cricket Club will open their bar and provide a BBQ and music to get us in the party mood. They have lots of home fixtures over the four days, including the 2nd XIV vs Todmorden on Sunday at 1pm (other fixtures are listed on the attached sheet).
I hope you can join us at some time over the weekend.
On Friday, the Woodland Management Team were busy working in Old Kay’s Park. We continued to work on clearing up after the winter storms, felling dangerous trunks and clearing low, overhanging branches. In addition. We tidied the remnants of recent emergency tree work creating brash hedges, and slicing logs into components for a new bench construction project.
Many logs were left in the park to be collected by anyone who wishes to use them for projects or to use in log burners, they can be found on the path alongside the eastern boundary.
The on-site work to update the accessibility to and expand the facilities on the village green will begin next week. An official entrance will be built on to Brandlesholme Road in place of the current unofficial one, through the gap in the hedge. Also, a new hard standing area is being created to eventually house a hopscotch/activity area.
Chairperson Julie Southworth took time out from her artistic contribution to supervise the planning of the installation of the entrance and activity area today, meeting with the approved council contractor.
In addition, installation of fixtures for the new well-being trail will begin on Friday. Our volunteers will be on the Lines to begin the task of installing new benches and sign stations for the well-being trail. The trail, the signs, mountings and benches have been designed and manufactured by volunteers with the help of a sign writing company for printing services. This work will continue over coming weeks.