Cornholme Open Gardens Day
took place on a glorious sunny Sunday 9th June.
Trade At Plant Stall
Cornholme and Portsmouth residents as well as visitors from as near as Todmorden and as far as Halifax followed the Garden Trail around Cornholme and Portsmouth.
Tea, coffee and cakes kindly donated by local people were enjoyed in the Old Library.
View From A Secret Garden
A Photo presentation gave everyone a taste of the gardens they were going to see or sealed the memories of just visited gardens and allotments.
Having Fun At Open Gardens Day
The organisers were busy at the Plant Stall by The Old Library.
Cornholme Open Gardens Day Team
Everyone had a chance to admire creativity and hard work of many garden owners and allotment holders. Next year, let’s make it even more magical!
Local residents got together to give Cornholme and Portsmouth a bit of a spring cleaning and prepare the villages for Cornholme Open Gardens Day on 9 June.
Getting ready, equipment provided by Community Warden
Jen at work
Cuppa always helps. Gina and Andrea
Mission accomplished, the area is cleared
Download the Minutes of the April meeting of Cornholme Community project here
Minutes CCP meeting April 2013
Come to the next meeting on 18th June, 7.30pm, as the Vale Baptist Church.
Come and join in the celebration as we open the doors to Cornholme and Portsmouth’s community hub, The Old Library.
When: 26 May, Sunday, from 12 to 4 pm
Where: The Old Library, Parkside Road (by the railway bridge on Burnley Road)
We will be officially opening the community centre. Please bring yourselves, your friends, and your ideas on how you would like to use the space.
Would you like to run an Arts course?
Would you like to join a book club?
Would you like to bake or cook produce for the cafe?
Please fill in suggestion forms on the day and/or contact visit The Old Library website, like The Old Library on facebook, follow The Old Library on twitter.
The main building contract for work at The Old Library should be complete by the middle of next week and The Old Library are looking to move forward with voluntary work to complete the decoration and progress with improving the grounds to the building.
Work externally can start this weekend weather permitting.
Please see the schedule of tasks which need to be carried out.
List of Voluntary Works in Old Library
Examples of tasks include:
Clean down trusses and stain timber. Clean off pitched ceilings. Clean off windows, paint frames sills and vertical wall dividers. Paint walls internally. Paint kitchen and toilet walls and ceilings. Paint Doors and Frames internally.
Could volunteers please step up for any of the tasks indicated? Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
12 entries have been submitted to the organising Committee of Cornholme Open Garden Day, so we can all hope to see exuberant beauty of 12 gardens and allotments on 9 June.
The day will feature
• Plant Stall. The organisers ask for some help manning it on the day. People could do 1 hour slots, you do not have to be there all day.
ALSO the Committee NEED PLANTS. Is anyone interested in doing salad seed planting with kids as part of Cornholme Open Garden Day, as equipment will be available?
• Barrier planters will need planting up outside the old library on 2nd june as part of a general Cornholme Clean Up Day before the garden event. ANY OFFERS OF HELP?
If you want to help, call Shirley on 01706 810902. The next meeting will take place after the garden visit on 10th May, at 7 pm, at Frieldhurst farm.
On Sunday 2nd of June, a week before the Cornholme Open Gardens Day we are cleaning up the village, to create a good impression for our visitors.
Jobs will include tidying up the public flower beds and litter picking. Gloves, litter pickers and garden tools will be provided and we will meet at 2.00 pm in the landscaped square next to the Post Office.
Even if you only have half an hour to spare we would love to see you.
A message from Anna, a co-organiser of Cornholme Open Garden Day:
“ Hi there … did anyone spot the article in the Tod news asking for entries for Cornholme open garden day? We were disappointed that it was so small and they didn’t print a photo .. but they have promised to do it again nearer the time. Looks like we’ll have to make this happen ourselves!!
So this is a reminder to say spring is just around the corner and can you hand your entries in at Cornholme post office for the open garden day asap.. We’ve had a few entries but need more to make the garden trail really interesting so please talk to neighbours and friends and get them to enter too. Although it’s hard to imagine it in this weather spring will be here before we know it and our gardens will start blooming ,so lets encourage it on its way …..”
You can download the form here:
Entry Form Cornholme Open Garden Day1