Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Green Heart Den apples

Bramleys Seedling.

                                                       Egremont Russet

Minute taking opportunity

Could you help us?

Currently we a looking to recruit a volunteer minute - taker for our regular Management Committee meetings.

This need not take up too much of your time as the local meetings generally take place the first Wednesday of the month, between noon and 1pm.

If you or a member of your organisation would like to express an interest in this role could you please contact our Project Coordinator Graham Bromley on: 07919 991 989.

Thank you.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Management Committee invitation

Due to recent changes in membership, Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC are now looking to recruit new Management Committee Members.
  • Are you interested in making a difference in your community?
  • Do you have the time to commit to helping our organisation make a difference?
  • Would you like to contribute and make a difference by becoming a valued member of our team?
This does not need to take up much time. For example, our monthly meetings generally last between one to one and a half hours.

Although not essential, we are looking for people who may have experience in:
  • Administration/Secretarial duties
  • Human Resources
  • Community Development
If you would like to join our Management Committee, please express your interest by post to:

Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC
c/o CHNM
242/244 Dalton Road
Barrow in Furness
LA14 1PN

Thank you.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Grow your own scheme Planning application

Please find a link to the north plot grow your own scheme planning application on the Barrow Borough Council planning page on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/bbcplanning/statuses/73045871310282753

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

North plot community grow your own scheme

Final drawing and specifications for the North plot grow your own scheme.

Progressing the repairs to Arch D

Contractors from AMCO, as commissioned by Network Rail, have replaced many of the loose and damaged bricks around arch D.

To view additional pictures please visit our Flickr gallery here

North plot soil sampling

Richard Lote of Meridian Geoscience preparing to take various soil samples from the north plot as part of the planning process in preparation for the development of the community grow your own scheme.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

"Grow your own" scheme user reference

The north plot community grow your own scheme user group which, among others, includes members of the local community, CADAS, MIND, Croftlands Trust, Central and Hindpool Neightbourhood Management, Furness Youth Work Consortium and NHS Cumbria has recently produced reference documents related to the scheme.
The aim of the user group is to advise and support Marsh Street Arches and Garden Community Interest Company in the development of the community grow your own scheme and to allow users the opportunity to have a say in the use and management of the scheme.
The user group's primary purpose will be to advise and support Marsh Street Arches and Garden Community Interest Company to manage and maintain the scheme for the benefit of its users and the wider community.
Please find details of the user group terms of reference here
Please find details of the grow your own scheme user policy here

North plot wall railings and gates

We are please to confirm that our Project Coordinator has now commisssed local Company Gilmour Fabrications Ltd with the works associated with the fabrication and installation of the new metal railings and the new secure gated for the north plot wall.

Funding for this work has been provided from the grant we received from Our Green Space.

Repairs to arch D brickwork continue

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

North plot banking flora and fauna

Vipers bugloss (foreground) and ox eye daisies.
Female Common Blue butterfly

Repairing the archway brickwork

Contractors from AMCO reparing the archway brickwork, as commissioned by Network Rail.

Additional pictures can be viewed on our Flickr gallery here

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

North plot wildlife banking

Common Blue butterfly
Ox eye daisy

Marks and Spencer site meeting

Pictured left to right during this morning onsite meeting on the north plot are : Barrow Marks and Spencer store Manager Andrew McKellar, our project Coordinator Graham Bromley and Groundwork NE Operations Manager Julian Smith.

The aim of the meeting was to view the project first hand and explore options for the involvement of local Mark & Spencer staff.

Marks and Spencer have contributed a substantial grant towards the development of the north plot community grow your own scheme as part of the Greener Living Places programme This is a 10-year partnership between Marks & Spencer and Groundwork and is giving hundreds of people the opportunity to come together and improve their quality of life by creating invaluable clean and green open spaces.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Minor works to Greengate Street Bridge structure

Contractors from AMCO continue with the minor works assocaited with Greengate Street bridge sturcture, as commissioned by Network Rail.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

North plot wall update

The work to rebuild the wall to half height in now complete. The next stage is to commission the works to fabricated and install metal railings on top of the brickwork and a new secure gated access. These will be similar in design and specification to those on the Green Heart Den. This work will be commissioned by the end of this week.

The work associated with the new brickwork was joint funded by Barrow Borough Council and the Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC and using bricks previously donated to the CIC by Armstrongs. Works associated with the new metal railings and gates will be commissioned by the Marsh Street Arches and Garden CIC and funded via their Our Green Space grant.