Tuesday, 31 May 2022

THE MIDDLEWICH URC PLATINUM JUBILEE COMMUNITY PROJECT

 

The very beginnings of a true Community Project in Middlewich. This triangular bed is the basis for a floral tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her Platinum Jubilee in June.  The floral feature is being constructed at the URC in Queen Street, Middlewich. All building materials have been kindly donated by the local branch of JEWSON.


We'll be bringing you updates over the coming days and weeks as members of the local community step in to do their part and the  project develops.









Many thanks to:

Tim Rice of Jewson.

Middlewich URC.

The Middlewich Crazy Daisies:
Denise Appleton
Katie Mulhern

Special thanks to Kevin Appleton for his specialist construction skills.


Project Co-ordinator: Lynne Hardy

UPDATE

Thursday 19th May 2022


The 2nd Middlewich Brownies lend a hand with the project on Thursday 19th May. 


All hands to the paintbrushes!

Photos by LYDIA WILLSHIRE

The 2nd Middlewich Brownies, who are based at the nearby Queen Street Institute  came to help the community in painting the triangles with a mixture of yogurt and moss to soften the look of the materials. I have been reliably informed that, in a fortnight to three weeks, we will be growing moss on the sides of the triangles.

A big Thank You to the Brownies, and their leaders:

Gwen - Brown Owl

Linda - Tawny Owl

Lydia - Snowy owl

Emma - Fluffy Owl



Also many thanks to:






Liz, Morrison's Middlewich Community Champion, for donations of
packets of seeds and jubilee bunting to be coloured and made.

A terrific evening. Thank you girls. Hope you enjoyed splotching the triangles!

Lynne Hardy

UPDATE

Friday 20th May 2022



On Friday 20th May it was the turn of members of the  local Boys Brigade, which also meets at the Institute, to lend a helping hand. Willing volunteers helped put bags of builders sand, donated by Jewson, into the flower bed to form a basis for the compost and topsoil to follow.





Photos by STEVE DEWHURST

Lynne Hardy writes:
 

We had some tremendous help this evening from the Boys Brigade whose ages range from five to eighteen. Not only did the boys help with this community project they had a good time in the process, according to  Steve Dewhurst. The sand was donated by Jewson, Middlewich (special thanks once again to Tim Rice) Morrison's Community Champion Liz Lyons donated packets of cornflower seeds that the boys took home with them. 

Special thanks to:

Steve Dewhurst

Lyndsey Devaney

Alan Bourne

Next-door neighbour John
(for lending us his spade!)






For further information on the Middlewich Boys Brigade, please click here


 


Middlewich United Reformed Church website

UPDATE

Wednesday 25th May 2022


Almost there!

Our special jubilee flower feature is nearly complete, with the addition of compost and topsoil kindly supplied by Morrisons, Middlewich and Katie Mulhern of Middlewich Crazy Daisies.

The actual flowers will appear in the next few days.


UPDATE 

Tuesday 31st May 2022



Lynne Hardy writes:

This is the next step. Once all the planting has settled in, bushed and spread out and come into bloom you will all enjoy seeing it on the front of United Reformed Church. A special thanks to Brian Lowe of Spark Lane Nursery for his expertise and generosity. This has truly been a community project with local firms, people and organisations being involved.

 






Many thanks once again to all the many people who have contributed to this project. We will be bringing you updates as the flower bed fills out and develops.



First published 18th May 2022

Updated and re-published 19th May 2022,
20th May 2022, 25th May 2022, 31st May 2022

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