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Springwatch Do Something Great in Warren Farm

GOLDENROD ALERT at WARREN FARM. It is our next weekend volunteer day NEXT Sat 11th June, 10 -12 – if you would like to join us, you are very welcome. If you are not able to join us but would like to help then do just start pulling up areas and leave the piles on the path. Roger and I will collect them and carry them to a composting site.

Meadow Restoration Warren Farm

Springwatch and the BBC are encouraging EVERYONE to volunteer in some way during June using the hash tag #DoSomethingGreat so come along and Do Something Great in your local meadow. Also keep an eye out for little flutters of blue in Warren Farm our lovely little rare butterfly the Small Blue is on the wing….enjoy and thank you in advance for all your help ūüôā

Fantastic Afternoon at Cheam Village Fair

Cheam Village Fair 1

What a fantastic afternoon it was, at Cheam Village Fair.

Cheam Village Fair Beer Tent

The weather may not have been boiling hot, but that didn’t really matter. ¬†The crowds came and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Cheam Village Fair entrance

Thank you to Cheam and Sutton Rotary Club who organised the event, raise thousands of pounds for local charities.   All todays profits will go to The Royal Marsden and Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.

Cheam Village Fair Go Carts

I am told a record number of volunteers helped out at the Fair this year.  Thank you to every one of you.  It would not have been the success it was with out you.

Cheam Village Fair Childrens Corner

The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles ‚Äď acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance.¬† That‚Äôs on top of a Children‚Äôs Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla.

Dancing Cheam Village Fair 1

It was first started in 1977, and today it‚Äôs one of the largest annual local community¬†events. It‚Äôs a fun day out for everyone, especially families.¬† What‚Äôs more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year ‚Äď some 6500 people attended in 2016.

Sutton MS Society Cheam Village Fair

 

Guide Dogs Cheam Village Fair 1

Cheam Village Fair

 

Cheam Village Fair 6

Monday 30th May 2016

Cheam Fair is organised by Cheam Rotary Club. ¬†It was first started in 1977, and today it’s one of the largest annual local community¬†events. It’s a fun day out for everyone, especially families.¬† What’s more, with new attractions and more stalls than ever, the Fair has grown year on year – some 6500 people attended in 2015.

The Centre Arena is packed with displays, including The Black Eagles – acrobats that include a fire limbo sequence in their performance.¬† That’s on top of a Children’s Corner, Beer Tent, 50 stalls, selling everything from honey to plants, and handbags to cakes, Radio Jackie Roadshow, Funfair, Punch and Judy, a balloon race, coconut shy and hoopla.¬†and much more!

Admission is just £1 for adults and 50p children. Cheam Rotary will donate all profits to The Royal Marsden and Sutton and Merton Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre.  There is no parking on site, but you can catch the 213 or 151 bus.  There are bus stops beside the entrance to the park.  The 93 bus stop is only a short walk away.

Cheam Village Fair 4

The event takes place on the late May Bank Holiday, in Cheam Recreation Ground. The organisers, Cheam Rotary Club, make a point of showcasing community groups like Cheam Gym Club, Fighting Fit Martial Arts, Fiesta Fitness will be doing a Zumba demo and Carshalton Cheerleaders who put on displays throughout the afternoon.

Cheam Village Fair 2

 

 

Meadow Restoration on a Sunday morning

Warren Farm Meadow Restoration

First weekend task day of the year.. eleven of us made great progress removing Canadian goldenrod in the top area of the field. Chafer beetles, frog hoppers and flat backed millipedes kept the eagle eyed kids very entertained, and its always handy having Roger our entomologist on hand for instant species identification.

Flat Back Millipede

Welcome to our newcomers and it was lovely to see last years crew back again.

Sally Williams Warren Farm 1

The next weekend date is SAT 11TH JUNE 10 -12, and we will continue to work every WEDNESDAY 9.30 – 11. Do come along and join us, you will be made very welcome.

Sally Williams Frog Hopper

 

Tesco Bags of Help Grants for Nonsuch Parkland?

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Tesco award grants each year in around 400 Tesco regions to make sure the funding is spread evenly across England, Wales and Scotland*. In total the Bags of Help programme supports thousands of projects each year.

Because there is major demand for grants, Groundwork assesses all of the applications received and then provides a shortlist of the applications received for a Tesco Shortlisting Group to agree three successful projects to forward to a vote in Tesco stores.

Tesco customers vote over two weekends in their store for their favourite shortlisted local project. Grants are then awarded as follows:

  • 1st place in Tesco customer vote: ¬†¬£12,000 grant
  • 2nd place in Tesco customer vote: ¬£10,000 grant
  • 3rd place in Tesco customer vote: ¬†¬£8,000 grant

More information can be found here

What would you apply for a grant for in Nonsuch Park, Cheam Park, Cheam Rec or Warren Farm.  What new facility would you like added?

Wickham Avenue saved from flooding by culvert

Wickham Ditch and bridge

After the very heavy rainfall over the past 48 hours, the Wickham Avenue culvert is helping to channel off a huge amount of water and preventing the properties in Wickham Avenue from flooding.

Many thanks to the Nonsuch Voles for digging out the ditch  and culvert under the London Road and Sutton Council for providing the bridge.

 

The Story of Nonsuch

 

Bluebells Nonsuch

Two independent film makers created a documentary series focusing on park life in Nonsuch over the course of one year.  They met up with organisations working within the park as well as exploring the deep history and wildlife that lives on in the park.

This is a lovely Web Site, showing Nonsuch Park off at its best.

The site can be viewed here