Latest News (December 2016)

The Windmill Garden Just Keeps Getting Better

16.7.2016baking pizzas

16.7.2016 baking pizzas

A Website and Blog for the Community Garden

Simon Jenkins, our trustee who is leading the garden project, has created a website and blog with all the latest news (and lots of lovely pictures of what’s happening there0

So, have a look at Our Community Garden (especially the blog)

It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards

In October we received a Level 5 Outstanding certificate in the scheme run buy the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)  / East Midlands in Bloom. This is the highest level of achievement within the scheme.

And a Green Flag Award

We are delighted to announce that our garden has been given a Community Green Flag Award. This is a national award that recognises high quality green spaces in the UK that are managed by voluntary and community groups. The Award is part of the Green Flag Award scheme, the national standard for quality parks and green spaces.

The scheme realises that all green spaces are different so each site is independently judged on its own merits and suitability to the community it serves. Judges score each green space against a detailed checklist based on the following criteria: 

  • A welcoming place
  • Healthy, safe and secure
  • Clean and well maintained
  • Sustainability
  • Biodiversity and heritage
  • Community involvement 
  • Management/Achievements

 This award is a tribute to the hard work put in by our volunteers over the past two years who have turned an overgrown and derelict plot into something rather lovely

You can find more about the award scheme on http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk/about-us/about-green-flag-award/
Pipped at the Post: Almost Another Award
Biffa Award, the organisation that gave us the grant that allowed us to restore the garden, recently gave an award to the best project that they had sponsored in 2016. We entered our community garden for the award and despite being up against many much larger and more ambitious projects that our own throughout the country, we were delighted to come second. (and disappointed not to have come first as we would have got another £1,000 to further the excellent work being done in the garden)

Our regular garden volunteer session is Friday mornings if you would like to get ‘down and dirty’ in the garden. If you would like to get involved (individually or corporately) or to contribute in some way please contact the Mill on 0115 9156878. We hope to get a Saturday session going if people would like to help but can’t come on a Friday.

Donations

If you would like to support the work of the Trust in keeping Green’s Mill open and working you can donate by sending a cheque (payable to Green’s Windmill Trust) to Green’s Mill and Science Centre, Windmill Lane, Nottingham, NG2 4QB.

You can also donate on-line at https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/greenswindmilltrust

A Change of trainee Miller

Image 10.JPGFollowing the retirement of David Bent, who had been our miller since 1985, our trainee  John Bellingham has taken over as the miller. We have now appointed Andy Hallam, who was one of our volunteers, as the new trainee miller. This is an essential post as we can now keep the sails turning in any absence of the miller. We are also helping to keep alive and spread the skills needed to operate a windmill.

One thought on “Latest News (December 2016)

  1. suellap

    Well done to you al for expanding the Museum and Mill functions. I would like to buy some organic flours. Where would I find out what you stock please. A google search has not been successful for me.

    Suella

    Reply

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