Easter Activity Day – Saturday 12th April – Stevens Park, Wollescote

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Friends of Wollescote Park Easter Activity Day

Date: Saturday 12th April  (11am to 3pm)

Where: Stevens Park, Wollescote, Stourbridge (map)

Website: goo.gl/VXSjkc

Stalls

  • Churches Together Craft Stall
  • Dudley Mind Growing in the Park Stall
  • Historical Society Stall

Stevens-Park-Wollescote-Gardens-SeptActivities

  • Plant a Sunflower
  • Easter Egg Rolling
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Vegetable Quiz
  • Plant Sale
  • Make Seed Bombs
  • Raffle and a tombola

Stevens-Park-Wollescote-Wild-Garden-1Food and Drinks

  • Hot and cold refreshments
  • Barbecue

Help and Donations

We will also be holding a raffle and a tombola so if you have any suitable donations that we can use (e.g. unwanted gifts / business donations etc) please contact Jo on 0779 488 2967 to arrange a collection. Any businesses donating will get their businesses mentioned on the day.

If you think you can help out on the day or perhaps you are part of a group that would like to be involved, please contact contact Jo on 0779 488 2967 to discuss further.

All funds raised will go to the Friends of Wollescote Park to help make the park a place people will enjoy for years to come.

Friends of Stevens Park, Wollescote

Photos of Park

 

River Stour Event – Sunday 6th April

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Next River Stour clean-up morning

Date: Sunday 6th April
Time: 10.15 for 10.30
Place: Ludgebridge Brook (map)

Parking: You can either park in the hollow at the bottom of Wollescote road (having passed Wollescote Hall on your left) or actually in the car park at Wollescote Hall. Contact Rosanne, if you’d like to know more…

Ludgebridge brook

Ludgebridge brook is a stream which feeds into the River Stour, the brook runs through very pretty woodland, under Wollescote Road and into Stevens Park, Wollescote, Stourbridge.  It eventually runs into the Stour somewhere around Bagley Street.

The area we are going to clean is off the Wollescote Road. (A gate on the right.. Hall on the left).

Masses of rubbish

We have cleaned masses of rubbish out of the brook in the past but never quite got to grips with the appalling rubbish at the top of the woodland and into Hilltop. There is also a bit of rubbish in the brook. It would be good if we could get at the rubbish before the vegetation starts to cover it. When we can be more certain of river depth and clarity we’ll be able to get back into the river.

Photo Competition

Last year we ran a photographic competition to get people down to the Stour. We also published a calendar from the photos entered. If we are to do this again we need help with the technical side! If anyone feels they could take this on could you please let me know, thanks (rosanneadams@yahoo.co.uk).

Boat Launch

Message from Rod: ‘our boat is almost ready to launch’!  We will have to find a name for her!

All the best and thanks to everyone for the tremendous support and interest in the project. Rosanne

FILM: 97% Owned – Saturday 5th April

our-money-systemA documentary film screening about Money, Debt & Bankers (97% Owned)

Date: Saturday 5th April at 7.30pm
Where: Friends Meeting House, 37 Scotts Road, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 1UR (map)

Money is at the root of our social and economic crisis. A debt-based monetary system that gives private banks the power to create money from nothing. Then millions of ordinary people suffer when money and finance systems breaks down.

The monetary reform documentary  97% Owned features interviews and commentary from economists, campaigners and former bankers

Back in the 1930s, Henry Ford is supposed to have remarked that it was a good thing that most Americans didn’t know how banking really works, because if they did, “there’d be a revolution before tomorrow morning”
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/truth-money-iou-bank-of-england-austerity

Questions and Discussion

We hope to have guests from Positive Money Birmingham to help answer questions after the film
https://www.facebook.com/BirminghamFriendsOfPositiveMoney

All Welcome   |   Tea and Cake   |   Entry by Donation

More…

Positive Moneys Ben Dyson speaks on Radio 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ngmjr
Ben Dyson, founder and director of Positive Money, tells how his disillusionment with mainstream economics led him to campaign for a proper understanding of how money works as the first step in fixing a failed banking system

Join the Positive Money Campaign
http://www.positivemoney.org/join-us/
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Growing Your Own Day – Sunday 23rd March

bishops-wood-eco-centre-2An event for anyone interested in growing their own food. Families, Complete beginners and experienced gardeners all welcome. Refreshments available

Date: Sunday 23rd March 2014
Time: 11am – 3pm
Where: Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport, DY13 9SE
Cost: Adult £4 Child £2

  • Organic Growing, Seed Swaps, Potting On
  • Composting and Grafting
  • New Approaches To Allotment Growing
  • Hueglkulture (what’s this?)
  • Terra Preta Soils
  • Bee Keeping, Poultry Keeping
  • Food In A Zero Carbon Britain
  • Grow Mushrooms
  • Gardening and Health, Square Foot Gardens
  • Make Seed Bombs
  • Ducklings hatching
  • Demonstrations and Talks
  • Stalls and Games
  • Children’s Treasure Hunt
 More Information:

Tel: 01299 250513
Email: bishopswoodcentre@worcestershire.gov.uk
www.bishopswoodcentre.org.uk | www.friendsofbishopswood.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bishops-Wood-Centre/173534909394565

Flyer: growing-your-own-day-March-2014

Bishops Wood Centre Photos