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  • Litter Pickers | Abbey Park Community Association | West Bridgford

    DO you know where litter is a problem around Abbey Park? Let us know by adding a comment in the box below and we will take action. ​ Next Litter Pick Sunday 26th February 2023 Our first community (COVID-19 secure) Litter Picking Event around the Abbey Park area 24 April 2021 This Litter Picking Angel braved the icy weather to help make our area a better place to live Sunday 16th saw us out and about litter picking around Abbey Park. So much rubbish was strew about including many empty bottles of alcohol and a blue bag full of household rubbish which had been gaffer taped up and thrown into the grassed area near the bus stop on Buckfast Way/Dale close. We are now having monthly litter picks which are advertised on APL Facebook page. ☺️ January 2023 New Year & a new Pick! A hugely successful litter pick this morning and the sun even shone for us. Samantha and her mum, Margarita and Jayne joined Chris , Lisa, and myself for the first time. It’s sad that so much was collected even though many areas are picked regularly by my partner when we walk the dog. Someone clearly has a liking for Echo Falls mini wine bottles and Vodka as they are always regular finds. Sadder still, we are now finding empty wrap bags.

  • Recycling | Abbey Park

    Back Local Charitable Giving & Recycling Opportunities ​ Go Baby (Nottingham’s First Baby Bank) The Baby Bank is in The Meadows on the precinct near the Co-Op and you can park at the back entrance for free. It’s in the Digitall Prints shop and the lady who runs it is called Natasha. Opening times are currently Monday and Wednesday 12-2pm. They accept good quality donations for children 0-5 years (except mattresses and car seats .) They have a Facebook page and they will collect items, if you are unable to deliver. 20 Bridgeway centre NG2 2JD, 0115 986 6044 ​ Katherine's - Paused temporarily as moving house. Please do NOT deliver to old address. Cheese packaging so long as it's the flexible sort - clean, dry and, preferably, flat please. Also accepts crisp packets and plastic bottle tops . Items go to Terracycle. Contact - Katherine Rooke at krooke2011@gmail.com ​ Men’s Toiletries Hayward House palliative care based at Nottingham City hospital are always in need of men’s toiletries . ​ ​ Holme Lodge Care Home Holme Lodge are always looking for donations of towels, flannels, toiletries, mugs, cutlery and single bedding. Although no longer a charity, donations help them to use their limited resources to buy fun things for the residents. Any donations can be left in the porch. 1 Julian Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5AQ ​ ​ The Meadows Foodbank The Meadows Foodbank has been chosen recently to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund. They are raising funds to set up a community fridge to store more of the fresh surplus food they receive, as they would like to add fruit and veg to food parcels to increase their nutritional value. Please consider buying a Co-op membership card for just £1 and selecting The Meadows Foodbank on the Co-op website or app as your cause to receive funding towards their fresh food initiative. It’s quick and easy to set up and will make a big difference! You might also wish to join The Meadows Foodbank Facebook page to keep up-to-date with how you can help. ​ Stamps & Books Morrisons in Gamston are currently collecting good quality adult and children’s books to sell to raise funds for children’s charity Clic Sargent. They can be dropped off for attention of Kelly, who is the Community Champion (and awesome!) ​ Stamps for Bone Cancer Research Trust Please contact Sarah Frost via APL Facebook Group 1cm border needed around each stamp. ​ ​ Plastic Takeaway Tubs - Drop of at 30 Newstead Drive The Friary Homeless Charity on Musters Road in West Bridgford need plastic takeaway tubs for handing out food. They sterilise them on arrival but please wash them and ideally connect them to their matching lid (with an elastic band if you’ve got them.) ​ Medicine Blister Packs The pharmacy in Lady Bay have a box just inside the door where you can pop your empty medicine blister packs for recycling. ​ Contact lenses & Toothpaste Recycling Find this lovely lady’s Facebook page, Tree's Homemade Terracycle Recycling Depo, as she has kindly set up recycling bins for contact lenses and blister packs and some toothbrush and toothpaste items . Tree opens up her bins periodically at her Lady Bay home for people to deposit their donations into for recycling. Please check carefully what can and cannot be recycled in this way, so as not to contaminate the bins. ​ OLIO App You can list things you no longer want that other people might want to collect from your doorstep for free using the OLIO app (both food and non-food.) ​ ​ SHAREWEAR https://sharewearclothingscheme.org/ To donate locally, please private message Ruth Parry through the Abbey Park Local Facebook Group. DO DONATE: General Clothing (all ages) Shoes Coats Packs Of New Underwear Duvet Sets & Sheets Towels DON’T DONATE: Duvets Pillows Handbags Jewellery & Accessories Anything that isn’t clothing or light bedding If the quality isn’t good enough to wear or use yourself we won’t be able to use it. ReLived is the ONLY clothing collection scheme that guarantees the clothing donated here will go to someone in poverty in the UK free of charge. ​ ​ ​

  • Tree Planting for Future Generations | Abbey Park

    Tree Planting Streetwise have now started planting to replace the beautiful Ash Trees that were damaged by dieback. New Acers, Cherries and Red Oak are being planted and will be hopefully gracing our park in years to come. Thankfully, Streetwise has a contractor to water them every 3 weeks from March. However it should ideally be once a week. If you can help in any way to ensure they settle in and become well established, please email us at abbeypark.ng@gmail.com ​ ​ More discussions are underway with a view to planting a possible orchard and even a mini forest so watch this space!

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