Archive for the “2010 Newsletters” Category
Chairman: Ray George 75 Bassett Green Rd
Tree Planting Sub-Committee
Ethelburt Avenue Road Improvement Group
Non-Committee Representatives for Ethelburt Avenue
*Liz Hudswell will serve as secretary until Christmas. Liz, who has been secretary since 2006, is resigning because of other commitments. We hope to announce the new secretary shortly.
Swaythling Lawn Tennis Club will be holding its annual fund-raising Quiz Night at the Pavilion on the Park, Eastleigh on Saturday 6 November. Doors open at 7.00 pm with the quiz starting promptly at 7.30 pm. Tickets cost £7.00 and supper is included in the ticket price. Please bring your own nibbles, drinks and glasses. For further details of the quiz, or to book a place, please phone Sarah on 8055 4645.
The AGM took place in a new venue of St George’s School hall.
Following the AGM, Eleanor Evans from Planning Aid South gave a talk on “Finding Your Way Through the Planning System”. She emphasised how important it is to get in early in the development of planning policy. By the time a document goes out for public consultation it is likely to be set in stone. She explained what is and what is not a material consideration. The adverse effect of a development on the value of your property is not material. It is also good to have a planning application considered by the councillors on the Planning Panel rather than the decision being taken by planning officers. To achieve this you need the support of a ward councillor and at least 5 objections. A petition signed by 1000 people is still only one objection. The same standard letter sent by many people is still only one objection. What one needs is different letters from separate addresses.
If anyone is interested in joining a mother and baby group please contact Anneliese Green at 49 Ethelburt Avenue, tel: 8067 9562 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Alex Burns, aged 10
Well, everyone wants to go to Africa to see lions, zebras and giraffes but we’re stuck here in Britain. No exciting animals here you might think, but right outside your doorstep there is a whole world right under our noses. Just in my back garden alone, I have found ladybirds, caterpillars, hedgehogs, foxes, butterflies and around 40 frogs (it’s hard to count all of them).
Angela (my next door neighbour) even has newts in her pond. At Monks Brook there are loads and loads of slowworms and even the occasional lizard. I have been down there many a time; once I even managed to snap these pictures.
Remember to look up at the sky. There are lots of birds and if you’re lucky, you might even see a buzzard. So next time you are out and about in your garden or out locally and don’t know what to do, look out for wildlife because there is more in this world than you think!
Following a gating order made on 6 August, the cutway between Summerfield Gardens and Greenways is now closed by a gate. The order will be reviewed annually.
Families living around the large green in Ethelburt Avenue are invited to help with planting bulbs in the green on Saturday 6 November starting at 10am.
I have a Crittal window available for anyone who might like it for maintenance parts. It is large and has two opening panels.