We are delighted that five of our local gardens have confirmed that they are able to open together on Sunday 23rd May 1-6pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme, subject to the government Covid-19 regulations and to additional social distancing rules and safety measures. So it will be a bit different from previous years in that numbers will be strictly limited and pre-booked time slots will be available.
All the money (£8 for the 5 gardens) goes to nursing charities including MacMillan, Marie Curie, Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s, Autism, Mind, St Christopher’s and other Hospices. The gardens are close together and all very different, and there will be teas/cakes and plants for sale.
The NGS is very keen that people should book in advance online which should be done via the NGS website
(subject to the Government’s COVID-19 regulations and guidance)
|Sunday 23rd May||NGS Open Gardens (pre-booking required via NGS website)|
|Tuesday 8th June||Annual General Meeting (via Zoom)|
|Sunday 27th June||Summer Picnic|
We hope that all members of the Tewkesbury Lodge Estate Residents’ Association have been keeping well during this difficult time. Although the AGM had to be cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the committee is continuing to keep an eye on the area, particularly our hard-working Crime Liaison officer Christine Noon. We welcomed our new treasurer, Kate Morris, who has taken over from Dagmar Vesely. Other members of the executive are continuing in post: Valerie Ward as chair, Stuart Checkley as co-chair, Tina Hildrey as secretary, Carole Abrahams as membership secretary. Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2019 are available on request.
The TLERA Executive Committee decided that no subscriptions would be collected from existing members for the year 2020-21. The need for social distancing has meant that the Association hasn’t been able to hold the usual events for members, so there haven’t been the usual expenses. We also agreed that there are health considerations to delivering newsletters and collecting subscriptions. We continue to welcome new members; they are asked to pay £5 to join but this will be carried forward to 2021-22. New members will be able to receive Crime Cascades and other news, and will also be eligible to join our closed Facebook group.
Social distancing continues to make it pretty much impossible to hold any of our usual social events, but we’re really pleased that parts of the Estate have set up WhatsApp groups and organised a few local events. The Association is working on ideas for alternatives to our annual programme of events which can be held for all members, and any ideas would be welcome.
We are hoping to send you a regular short newsletter via Mailchimp, so watch this space! And please send us any feedback and suggestions. Above all, keep well and stay safe.
|January 26th||Litter Pick|
|Postponed due to COVID-19 Virus precautions||Annual General Meeting|
|Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus||Easter Egg Hunt|
|Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic||Open Gardens|
|Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus||Summer Picnic|
|Cancelled due to COVID-19 Virus||Autumn Harvest Lunch|
The winter 2019 newsletter is hot off the press, please click the link below.
|March 12th||Annual General Meeting|
|April 21st||Easter Egg Hunt|
|May 11th||Play Park Cleanup|
|May 19th||Open Gardens|
|June 30th||Summer Picnic|
|September 7th||Litter Pick|
|October 13th||Autumn Harvest Lunch|
|November 3rd||Litter Pick|