Here are five of the ten Greenfingers who came out to help
plant up the village on 6 October. There are fourteen new containers like the
one pictured and ten holdovers that were filled with polyanthus, pansies and
underplanted with tete-a-tete daffodils. The Village Nurseries again delivered
perfect plants and in just one hour they were all looking perky in their new
Pictured are Tony Read, Carol Banks, Kerin Howlett, Jenny Waterhouse and Georgie Muggeridge. Hard workers who didn't make it into the photograph were Vivien Ong, Rene and Colin Harwood, Shaaron Collet, and Katrinka Wilder.
GREENFINGERS FACT SHEET
As of September 2008 we hover around 23 members and we offer all members an address booklet of the membership. There are no dues.
Chairman: Tony Read 746 753 Treasurer: John Beard 74 33 70
Secretary: Katrinka Wilder 74 54 37
What we do:
Choose, plant and maintain the 24 containers located at Place Villarest, across the street outside Oxfam, outside the Post Office, in the newly renovated Square, on the corner of School Hill, and at the Meadowside entrance to the village. Our planting schedule is usually on one or two Sunday mornings in May and in October.
The new facelift in Storrington means new challenges for the Greenfingers. We will be figuring out what works best as we go along. Our first planting day this autumn is planned for Sunday, October 5. Members will be contacted by phone, email or mailing on the specifics.
Maintenance involves weeding, deadheading, looking out for pests and diseases, and sometimes cleaning up after an attack of vandalism or theft. We are considering a policy of having members adopt two or three containers which they take care of at least once every two weeks. Members report problems to the chairman. Vandalism or theft gets reported to Sussex Police at 0845 60 70 999, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or anonymously to Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111.
Our AGM usually takes place in April upstairs at the Storrington Village Hall at 10:30 am. Other meetings are announced by our chairman when the need arises.
We are allotted adequate funds by our local Parish Council and maintain our own bank account at Barclays.
We are under the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers umbrella.