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After 20 years of sterling service to the St. Stephen’s Millennium Green Trust Jackie Harris has decided to retire as a Trustee.
The Trustees would like to thank Jackie for her tireless support of the Millennium Green over many years and for her great work in organising many fund-raising events over two decades. Indeed Jackie played a major role in the great success of the Lansdown Open Gardens just last weekend. The financial health of the Trust owes a great deal to Jackie’s fund-raising efforts.
Jackie also spent much time helping with plantings and gardening on the Green. The current magnificent state of the Green is in a significant part down to her dedication and efforts over the past years.
The Trustees would also like to thank Jackie’s husband Richard for all the effort he has put into fund-raising events over the past years.
The first part of the program of path renewal on the Millennium Green is (almost) complete. The path leading up to the Green from Richmond Road is almost redone – just a small section leading up to the Allotments arch to complete. Many thanks to trustee Duncan Spooner and his team for all their hard work in breaking up the old path surface and laying down 10 tonnes of hoggin. No need for the gym when there is this job to be done.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.