Churchyard Volunteers Group – Update August 2018
The team has been busy doing the usual pruning, weeding and mulching of the shrubs and roses.
The flower planters have been painted and planted up with summer bedding flowers which are looking great at present.
The meadow annual flower bed was replanted this year in March. We collected seed from last year and added some fresh linaria seed as well. The blue cornflowers and red poppies have been particularly good. It has not been as tall this year due to the dry weather conditions. But still looked gorgeous.
St Mary’s Toddler group have planted a large flower planter with the help of the children. It looks lovely as you arrive at the church.
We are installing another water butt at the side of the church for people to use at the front of the church.
The long grass areas have now been cut and racked up. We will sow yellow rattle to try to keep the grass a low as possible. The Cornus (dogwood) will look good in the winter months in this area. The butterflies have been enjoying the Buddleias and other wild flowers around the churchyard.
Green Flag awards: We have been judged by (Keep Wales Tidy) and given a Green Flag Community Award once again.
It is an international mark of a quality green space or park. You may see the flag flying from the church tower at times. In total there are 112 community managed green spaces in Wales that have met the high standard needed to receive this prestigious Community Award. All the sites rely on volunteers to maintain their excellent facilities.
RHS Wales in Bloom (It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards) We were inspected/judged in July by the Chairman of Wales in Bloom, Jim Goodwin. We will not know how we have done until the presentation day at Colwyn Bay in September.
Our team of volunteers work very well together, discussing ideas, methods and plans for the future.
Pentre School have borrowed the May Pole over the summer term and had fun learning different dances to music. Pentre school are also coming to the church for an exploration day in September. There will be all sorts of activities for them to explore this beautiful church and churchyard.
Plants for sale outside church until September time.
Art Thou: Every first Saturday in the month 10-12noon. Next on is September 1st or October 6th. Jane and Jan welcome anyone wanting to draw, paint, do craft work of the church or churchyard. An exhibition will be held at the end of the year. So,if you see people sitting sketching, that is what they are up to!
We will be holding our annual BBQ in the churchyard/church hall on Bank Holiday Monday at 1pm. Beef burgers, puddings and a few fun games. Open to all. Free entry. All welcome.
Bulb planting: Come and plant spring bulbs with us and have free tea and cake afterwards. Friday 5th October (church hall)
Lastly. Thank you to everyone for their very kind remarks and support.
This churchyard is for everyone and is a great place for all ages to spend time whether relaxing, visiting or exploring. It is full of life.