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The Millennium Green Lottery Launched

The new St. Stephen’s Millennium Green Lottery has been launched. Participating in the Lottery is an additional way to support the Millennium Green.

A draw will be held every month with 50% of ticket sales revenue going towards the monthly prize and 50% going towards the upkeep of the Green. The goal is to have at least 100 monthly tickets sold at £2 per ticket which would give a monthly prize of £100. The more tickets sold the larger the monthly prize.

Lottery participants pay by annual standing order purchasing a minimum of one £2 monthly ticket at an annual cost of £24. More than one monthly ticket may purchased at an annual cost of £48 for two monthly tickets, £72 for three monthly tickets etc.

The first monthly draw will be held on 7th March 2021.

For more information and to apply for tickets click here.

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Mary Ede Retires As A Trustee

After over 20 years Mary Ede has decided to retire as a Trustee of the St. Stephens’s Millennium Green Trust.

Mary has been involved with the Millennium Green from its very early days and was one of the group of people who worked hard to preserve the Millennium Green and the St. Stephen’s Allotments from the hands of developers.

As well as serving as a Trustee for many years Mary has also supported many of the Millennium Green fund raising events. In particular Mary did much to support the Lansdown Open Gardens which has become a well-established annual event for the local community.

In the accompany picture Mary can be seen second from the left at the front alongside Ede family members on the occasion of the Ede family donation of the sundial to the Millennium Green.

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Jam & Chutney Sale On The Green – Dec 9th

The Jam & Chutney sale on the Millennium Green held on Dec 9th was a great success. All the products were sold out after 40 minutes and £183 was raised towards the upkeep of the Millennium Green.

Many thanks to Jackie Harris for organising the sale and to Brenda Bridgeman, Mary Ede and Bridget Carter for supplying jams and chutneys. Thanks also to everyone who bought products to help support the Millennium Green.

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2020 AGM

This year there will not be a physical AGM of the St. Stephen’s Millennium Green Trust in November due to Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Instead we have organised a ‘Virtual AGM’. The usual AGM documents (previous minutes, the Chairman’s Report, and the Treasurer’s Report) have been posted on our website. View documents here.

Any questions, comments, or objections can then be submitted via email at contact@millenniumgreen.org.uk.

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Autumn Comes To The Green

Autumn has now come to the Millennium Green with golden colours showing across the Green. Do go to the Green to enjoy the colours in the Autumn sunshine. Click on images to enlarge.

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Trustee Retirement

After many years as one of our Trustees Brenda Bridgeman is stepping down as a Trustee of the St. Stephen’s Millennium Green Trust at the end of August.

Brenda, together with her husband Ken, was one of the original driving forces behind the establishment of the St. Stephen’s Millennium Green twenty years ago.Over many years since Brenda has put in a tremendous amount of effort in ensuring that the Millennium Green developed and flourished to become the much loved community garden that the Green is today. She also spent much time working on the Green itself and has helped to organise many fund-raising events.

As a Trustee Brenda has always been a wise counsel to her fellow Trustees and has always provided very sound direction and advice when the Trustees have met.

The Trustees put on a (socially distanced!) ‘thank you’ event for Brenda on the Millennium Green. As you can see from the photo below we were blessed with a rainbow to mark the special occasion. Brenda can be seen with her dog celebrating.

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20th Anniversary Virtual Celebration

June 25th this year marked the 20th anniversary of the Millennium Green Grand Opening. We had intended to mark this anniversary with a celebration during our events this year. As the Covid-19 pandemic has put paid to these plans we have produced a ‘Virtual Celebration’ instead. This takes the form of a short video that tells the story of the Green from the original concept and the building of the Green through to the wonderful community garden of today.

Watch the video here. It is best viewed full screen if possible. We hope that you enjoy the video.

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The Virtual Lansdown Open Gardens

The Virtual Lansdown Open Gardens are now open and ready for your visit! This means that despite the Covid-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the physical Lansdown Open Gardens you can visit the gardens which would have been open via photos and videos. With all the wonderful weather that we have had recently the gardens are looking spectacular.

There are six gardens to visit and you can finish on the Millennium Green with virtual tea and cake. Admission is free (any donations of course greatly appreciated!)

Start your tour of the gardens.

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Spring Flowers Photo Gallery

We are aware that at present many in our community are socially isolating and staying in their homes. For this reason we have taken a number of photos to show those of you who cannot see the Green at the moment. Many thanks to Richard Harris and Peter Akbar for the wonderful photos. Click on a photo to see full size.

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Talk with Tea – Sunday February 9th 2020

We will remember Storm Ciara – because we look back on it on remembering that it crossed Bath at the time of another wonderful talk by Amy Frost.

Whilst the storm raged outside, we sat in the snug surroundings of St Stephen’s Centre listening to a perfectly pitched talk on the work of the very architect who designed the building that we were in. Not needing to rush away afterwards, we then enjoyed a tea of sandwiches, scones with homemade jam (from the fruit of the tree on the Millennium Green) and sumptuous helpings of homemade cake.

Thank you to the 74 people who bought tickets for yet another sell-out event. .It was a most enjoyable afternoon, which raised over £900 towards the maintenance of The Green.

We are very grateful to Amy for giving her time and we hope to welcome her back again for another talk on the architecture of our area.

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