As part of the Big Community Challenge which was carried out at Foxwood Community Centre last October, three raised beds were constructed. These were rented out to local people at the modest cost of £20 for the year.
They have proved very productive with onions, lettuce, potatoes, peas and beans all being grown. Picture shows local resident Shirley Gumley with some of the produce grown.
Apple and pear trees have also been planted.
Anyone interested in taking a raised bed and who lives in the Foxwood area, should contact Sue Galloway on 01904 794111.
In July Foxwood Residents Association held a garden competition and £200 of prizes were awarded. The judges, led by Nigel Harrison, commented on the high standard of entries and praised the Residents Association for their efforts which had resulted in 20 entries being judged
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The City of York Council says it is encouraging residents to “share their thoughts on the future of the Burton Stone Community Centre at a drop-in event on Monday 22 September“.
York’s community centres are losing their Council financial support so local residents in Clifton can expect some disappointing news.
There was a good turnout at the annual meeting of Chapelfields Residents group yesterday.
Most discussion focussed on the future of the Community Centre.
Residents are mostly unhappy about the cut in York Council funding, but are determined to keep the centre going at least until May 2015 when a new Council will be elected.
In the meantime, a charity is being formed to run the centre and a new committee has been appointed.