The soggy weather on Sunday, did nothing to deter the keenest Full Frontal group from New Road and the Alexander Pub from taking a walkabout along Gibraltar Terrace to plot plan and scheme about the planting possibilities for their ample ‘frontals’ Very exciting for such a high profile area of the Medway Towns. Lots of very keen folks, and I am really looking forward to driving along that stretch, and enjoying the wonderful display. What a great group of people!
Recently was held the inaugural meeting of two new Full Frontal groups in Chatham. One is around Chatham Station and the Alexandra Hotel – run by Andy Butcher who also hosted the meeting in the pub – and the other – FF Gibraltar Hill, run by Sandra Fowler.
Full Frontal welcomes both groups!
This award is for the innovative and creative use of parks, gardens, play/recreational areas, street or public space that makes a positive contribution to the quality and appearance of the environment and delivers high quality public realm experience that benefits both people and place. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, 6 December.
We have a NEW GROUP in Brompton High Street is starting up with planting an empty raised bed outside the block of flats, Boleyn Court on the corner of Brompton High Street – Plants ordered and planting date tbc soon! keep watching this spot!
LIVINGSTREETS – Nominate your street and win a digital camera
The hunt is on to find the best and worst examples of street maintenance in the UK!
Is your street the best or worst-kept in the country? Take a snap or video of the street you love and tell us why. Or if your street is the stuff of nightmares, show us.
There are two categories – The Best and The Worst examples of street maintenance. The closing date for submissions is 9 November 2012.
Hi everyone – recent news from Elaine at Clive Road is as follows:
The postman brought the results today and here is the certificate.
We have been awarded Level 3: Developing and were just eight marks short of the second highest level: Thriving so I think we’ve done pretty well considering how new we are. They have noted areas of achievement and areas for development which we can mull over at a future meeting but all in all not a bad day’s work. Thanks to Mits, Diana, Jacqueline and Fern for hosting our assessors and congratulations too to Full Frontal who have again been awarded Level 5: Outstanding.
Please make a note in the diary for Saturday 13 October between 10-12 if you haven’t already.
Well done Clive Road!
Images from the first meeting with Councillors Teresa Murray and Nick Bowler and local residents who want to plant up the two long, littered grassy patches on Cossack Street. Teresa and Nick are offering some funding towards the project – we have also applied for funding from mhs homes who own the nearby properties.
We look forward to a ‘Dig Together Day’ on 24th November, from 1.30 – 4.00 pm when we plan to plant up the site with shrubs and sustainable planting. Local residents will be getting a letter from the councillors inviting them to come and take part in this event.
Gardener’s World Magazine visit Full Frontal Rochester streets.
This week, on 29th August, a journalist and photographer spent the day going around the Full Frontal projects in Rochester Avenue, Clive Road, and Castle Avenue as well as Longley Road, in preparation for an article which will appear in the magazine next spring with ideas for front gardens! Watch out for your frontal appearing!
27th August 2012 saw the first meeting of all the Rochester Full Frontal groups together at the Summer Picnic at the Delce Parish Church Hall and garden. The venue was really perfect and we were able to enjoy the lovely outdoor space for the whole afternoon – the children were safe and happy in the garden. We are extremely grateful to the Vicar Rev. Gary Colville for allowing us to use the space for the afternoon, and to Derek who came to open up and close up for us on a Bank Holiday. Both adults and children enjoyed the summer sunshine in the lovely garden, and most of us ate far too much of the delish foods that arrived on the day!
All went so well that we are already thinking about using the space again for a New Year gathering in the middle of January 2013.