MEOTRA Plans a Big Dig

Latest news from our neighbours MEOTRA (Mile End Old Town Residents Association) is their plan for a big dig this Saturday, 26th November.  They want your help to plant the above flower bed in Tredegar Square with plants and shrubs provided by the council.


Here’s the information from their website:


This will be the first of two Meotra community gardening events this year. Over the past few months Meotra has met Tower Hamlets Council with the aim of giving the Tredegar Square Gardens their first major replantings since approximately 1988 when the above bed was “installed”.


Last Wednesday the bed was rotovated by the council’s Green and Clean Team and some 300 litres of well-rotted manure mixed in (thanks to Margaret Winniak for fetching and carrying it all!).  The ground is now really friable and ready for us to plant the many dozens of plants and shrubs that the council is providing.


Can you help provide some manpower for the planting? Anyone over 16 is welcome and if you have spades and forks you can bring even better – although we will have some tools. It would be great to see some of you come along. There will be hot drinks on offer, and afterwards we’ll go for a coffee or maybe even something stronger.


A big thank you to all those from the Council who have helped, but especially to Keith Woodard who has put lots of time and effort into arranging everything from the council’s side of things.


The week after, on Saturday 3rd December (10-12 noon) we are having a Family Planting Day to plant a thousand daffodil, grape hyacinth and narcissi bulbs around Tredegar Gardens. Again we will have some trowels, but if you have your own please bring them along.


I hope some of you can help out at one or other of these events which promise to be a wonderful pre-Christmas event bringing neighbours together.


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