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Landscape walkarounds

During September and October, Dan Booth (Parks and Landscapes Manager, JRHT) and his team will be holding a series of walkarounds around the community.   

The purpose of these walkarounds is to provide residents with the opportunity to raise any questions or concerns about landscaping directly with Dan and his team. As well as the opportunity for residents to share ideas about the future of landscaping within Derwenthorpe.  

Each week, the walkaround will focus on a particular area within the community, all starting at 1.00 pm from the energy centre, except Rowntree starting the substation on Meadlands Mews. It is anticipated the walkabouts will take no longer than one hour.

16 September ~ Lotherington, including Lotherington Avenue, Lotherington Mews and Temple Avenue

30th September ~ Seebohm, including St Aelreds Mews, Seebohm Mews, Derwent Way and Derwent Place

7th October ~ Rowntree, including Holly Close, Meadlands Mews and Pearson Place

14th October ~ Stephenson, including Derwent Mews and Derwent Way

Residents are encouraged to come along.   If you have any questions about the walkabouts, please contact Dan Booth at dan.booth@jrht.org.uk 

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Pizza night

JRHT want to know what you think of your local landscape to help come up with a plan to enhance and improve it for many years to
come.

Pop down for some free pizza…

Tuesday 14th September 6-7pm
Outside the SSC Building.

…and share your thoughts with them.

They’re developing a landscape management plan, at the request of your elected members of DGG

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Grand Reopening of Coffee Mornings!!

Sip.Chat. Chomp.Chat.Nom!

At the Derwenthorpe Energy Centre, from 10am ’til noon.

This Sunday 5 September 2021, and then the first Sunday of every month.

Everyone is welcome. Please come along: meet your neighbours, make new friends!

Members of the Residents’ Association core team will be present, and able to discuss current issues, offer advice, listen to your concerns, and so on.

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Even more hay making

Join us on Wednesday 8th September, anytime from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm on St Aelreds meadow for another session of scything and raking. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome. Contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk if you want any more information about this, or anything else to do with the nature group.

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More haymaking!

There will be another opportunity to help make hay on St Aelreds Meadow on Saturday 28th August from 9.30 am until 12.30 pm. As always, come along for as little or as long as you want, or just to say “hallo”. No experience needed, and everyone of all ages is very welcome. Contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk if you want anymore information, otherwise just turn up.

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Make hay while the sun shines!

Do you want to help make hay? And hopefully enjoy some sunshine! Then pop along to St Aelreds Meadow (formerly known as “the sheep field” on St Aelreds Mews on Tuesday 17th August when staff and volunteers from St Nicks along with JRHT gardening staff will be mowing, and would love some help from us to do some raking. No special skills are required, just some energy and enthusiasm. They’ll be working from 9.30 am until 3.30 pm, but as always you can just pop along for as long as you’re able even if it’s only half an hour, or just stop by to say “hallo”. For more information contact Wendy at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk.

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Developing a landscape strategy

Developing a landscaping strategy for Derwenthorpe

This summer will see the start of community research to help develop a vision for the sustainable long term future management of all of the outdoor spaces at Derwenthorpe. Abbie and Roger will be attending events and talking to residents to help gain a better understanding of the things that people like about the Derwenthorpe landscape, the things they don’t like and their ideas for the future. 

Abbie said:

“This will be an important first step towards developing a comprehensive plan together and we hope to talk to people of all ages and backgrounds.”

People will be encouraged to chat, draw pictures, write thoughts down, take photos, video clips, etc. so please do stop and chat to them if you see them out and about. 

JRHT are working with the Derwenthorpe Governance Group (DGG) and Derwenthorpe Nature Group (DNG) to develop the landscape strategy. You can contact us with your thoughts or to express interest in participating via the following channels:

By email: DLS@jrht.org.uk or dgg.chair@derwenthorpe.co.uk (Chair of the Derwenthorpe Governing Group)

JRHT Facebook: www.facebook.com/Derwenthorpe/

Derwenthorpe Residents Association Facebook: www.facebook.com/DerwenthorpeResidentsAssociation

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AGM on Wed 14th

You’ll have had a notice of a tomorrow’s AGM of Derwenthorpe Residents’ Association. This will include reports from DRA, and elections to the new Core Team and DGG.

A Zoom link, the agenda, and minutes of the last meeting are available at https://derwenthorpe.co.uk/arms

We’ll be posting a financial report at the same location today.

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Nature Group work sessions

We’ll be back out and about on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July, if you want to join us for some light weeding, clipping, snipping and chatting. Everyone is welcome! Meet at the energy centre at 9.00 am if you can, or later if you can’t – my phone number will be displayed in the window so just ring me to find out where we are. The sessions finish at noon, but you can drop in for as little or as long as you like. Please bring normal gardening tools and gloves plus secateurs, shears or loppers will be useful if you have them; and we still have to observe social distancing. For more information contact me at naturegroup@derwenthorpe.co.uk.

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Activities Postponed!

Due to the delayed relaxation of COVID regulations the planned Coffee Mornings and Big Picnic have been postponed – new dates will be confirmed after July 19th – watch this space!