Trugg and Barrows Garden Diary August 2012

Time to stand and stare.

July weather started very wet indeed, so wet that it was difficult to get out into the garden on many days. This allowed the weeds to grow unrestrained and as a result some areas became ‘rather weedy’. As well as this, large areas of grass were not mown for nearly 3 weeks. I know that […]

Family Fun in the Sun

Shropshire Council’s website has announced a “Fun in the Sun” community event in Market Drayton this later month. Details of the event which takes place on Monday 30 July 2012 from 11am to 2pm, can be found here.

Based at Shropshire Council’s Sure Start children’s centre at Longlands Primary School, Linden Way, Fairfields. Bob, the Shropshire Play Bus, will make […]

Lively Public Meeting – Housing Development

Around 60 people attended the public meeting organised by the Parish Council on Friday 13, July in the Lyon Hall. In addition there were seven members of the Parish Council present along with Maryjayne Rees (Clerk), Karen Calder (Shropshire County Councillor), Graham Tongue (Leverhulme Estates), Tony Barton (Donald Insall Associates Architects) and Jo Lovelady (Strutt & Parker […]

Still time to respond to Hodnet Housing Development plans

At the public meeting on Friday 13 July, the Parish Council stated that the deadline for members of the public to comment on the planning application for the fifty homes to the east of Shrewsbury Street has been extended until the eve of the planning hearing.

The easiest way to respond to the Planning Application is through the Shropshire Council […]

Hawkstone Fun Ride

Sunday 9th September 2012 – Start at 10.00 a.m. final riders away at 2.30 p.m.

In region of 50 senior and 30 junior jumps, all of which are optional, with the rare opportunity to ride through 11 to 12 miles of the most beautifully unspoilt Shropshire countryside. Come and enjoy a fantastic day out full of adventure and excitement

Ticket […]

Summer Reading Challenge for children up to 12

Shropshire Newsroom has announced that over the summer libraries across Shropshire will be bursting with activities to support the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a national reading scheme devised by The Reading Agency, and widely recognised as a great way to keep children reading over the long summer holidays. The theme is Storylab, and there will be over 80 library […]

Trugg and Barrows Garden Diary July 2012

“What has happened to summer, That’s what I want to know. Is she on a holiday – Who knows where did she go?”

Challenging weather

The beginning of June saw the Plant Hunters Fair come to the gardens. This years event was held over two days, the first day was marred by strong winds, heavy rain and cool temperatures, the […]