Welcome to the 2020s! It has been an amazing decade – the world, let alone Monmouth, is a better place for all your efforts. And judging by the vigour, imagination, energy and commitment that I see in all the Transition Monmouth and ACE Monmouth activities, projects and plans, your ardour is stronger than ever, and we have ever more people coming on board.
So yes – into action …… How about starting with clearing a patch of land beside Monmouth Comprehensive School that is scheduled to be a wildflower meadow. The ‘weeds’ weren’t cut and removed in the autumn but it’s not too late. Bring a pair of gardening gloves, a green bag or three, and all the man/woman/child power you can muster to remove the dead/dying vegetation so that it doesn’t provide nutrition to the soil. It pulls easily, and if you can take the full bags away with you that would be a great help – 11am at the main entrance to the school in The Burgage on Friday 3 January and Sunday 5 January.
The business starts with the Members’ Meeting next Tuesday, 7 January at the Robin Hood, 7.15pm for a prompt start at 7.30pm to take forward our plans, activities and projects into 2020. I have copied the agenda below and look forward to seeing many of you then.
Here are some diary dates – more to follow in a couple of weeks when we all surface from a well deserved Christmas break:-
Wildflower Meadow at Monmouth Comprehensive School: 11am on Friday 3 January and Sunday 5 January – meet at the front main entrance to the school with your gardening gloves and green bags
Transition Monmouth Members’ Meeting: Tuesday 7 January at the Robin Hood for a prompt 7.30pm start – see agenda below
Nature Isn’t Neat: A discussion with Nigel Leaworthy and Mark Cleaver, our MCC Officers who work with us to making our green spaces greener and more biodiverse while reducing pollution and the risk of flooding: Tuesday 7 January, 7pm at the Shire Hall
ACE Monmouth Repair Café: 7pm on Thursday 9 January at the Robin Hood to plan the first Repair Café, scheduled for February
Monmouth Cycling Club: 10am on Sunday 12 January at Chippenham Fields – bring your bikes, children, warm drinks and ideas for future events! There will be laps of the playing fields, organised games, coffee breaks and plenty of chat
Wassail: 3pm on Sunday 26 January at Two River Meadow – come and chase away the bad spirits and waken the fruit trees
Transition Monmouth Members’ Meeting: Tuesday 4 February at the Robin Hood for a prompt 7.30pm start
And the Local Produce Markets:-
Usk – 1st + 3rd Saturdays – 10 till 1
Abergavenny – 4th Thursday – 9.30 to 2.30
More dates soon!