Bob Painton will be leading nature walks on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August. The walk starts at 11.00am on Saturday and 11.30am on Sunday from Swaythling railway station.

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Those at the summer party had an opportunity to see a full-size print of the latest draft of the Swaythling Remount Depot Memorial sign. The sign will be placed on the verge beside 79 Bassett Green Road near to the footpath fronting Binstead Close.

A number of people offered to subscribe to the cost. If you would like to join them in contributing to the over £2000 needed, please email HCERA.

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Awbridge Arborists Ltd, Tel: 01794 521587, Mob: 07899 952944

for pruning a very large cherry tree

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by Peter Martin

During one of the cold snaps in March, someone from our local food bank asked if any friends could help with supplies, since demand was high and supplies were low. I popped a note through houses in Ethelburt Avenue and Bassett Green Road, and within hours loads of food arrived on my doorstep, some having been specially bought, and some from a raid on individual larders!

The picture shows about a half of the haul.

The recipients as well as the food bank staff would want to thank you and so do I.

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Swaythling Lawn Tennis Club is a small friendly LTA affiliated tennis club with two well maintained grass courts located in the corner of the lower green in Ethelburt Avenue. We welcome beginners and juniors as well as more experienced players who are able to make use of the courts, take part in mix-ins with other members, and play in friendly matches with other local clubs. Fees are £70 (£65 if paid before the end of May) for adults, £20 for juniors under the age of 18, and £140 for families (£130 if paid early).

The new season will start at the end of April, depending on the weather. Please come along to one of our mix-ins on Monday and Wednesday evenings, or Saturday afternoons. Further information can be found on our website or from our Chair, John Green on 8067 1016.

Swaythling Lawn Tennis Club Annual Plant and Cake Sale
The tennis club welcomes you to our annual sale of plants and homemade cakes on Saturday 12th May at the club starting at 12 noon.

Great British Tennis Weekend

On the same day, Saturday 12th May the club will be open for potential new members to try out our grass courts as part of the LTA Great British Tennis Weekend. Further details can be found on the LTA website:

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Gardens will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday 3rd June. If you have not already volunteered to open, please email us.

Two years ago, a number of residents pleaded that their gardens were not yet ready, but would be in two years time!

Invitation notices will be delivered to you before the event. Proceeds will go to Tools for Self Reliance.

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by Laura Ross, Field Close

We would like to invite you to a new community, no the same community only different. A place where you can chat, get local updates, meet new people or join a group event. All without leaving the Herbert Collins Estate.

Yes, we finally went digital and have private Facebook group set up for all residents to join.
It will be a peaceful place where you can get to know the people on the other streets and see how we can come together to make our interesting piece of Southampton come alive. See updates of interesting things going on, street news, how to help your community, and how to help someone in need, businesses on the streets, businesses visiting the street, skills workshops, homework help, the list will go on…..

Here’s the nitty gritty. You will have to search Groups on Facebook for Herbert Collins Estates Residents Association. Request to Join. We will verify you as a resident and accept you into the group.

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On Saturday 21st April there will be a litterpick on the roads within and around the Conservation Area.

If you would like to join in, please email us.

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The HCERA Party on the large green in Ethelburt Avenue will be on Saturday 7th July.

Expect all the usual things: children’s games, bouncy castle tug-of-war and barbecue and of course lovely sunny weather. Make a note of this important annual event in your diary.

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