Sunday, 13 October 2013

Friends of the Byes: final bulb-planting sessions ...................... Weds 16th and Sat 19th October...................... Plus: sessions from Sidmouth College... Sidmouth WI... ...

The FOI were out again last week and will be in the Byes for the last two sessions of bulb-planting as part of the SVA's Keith Owen Fund project:

Dear all

We have rearranged this planting session for Wednesday 16th October 1:30pm – 3:30pm We will have one more planting session dedicated to Bulb planting on Saturday 19th October  which should allow us to have completed our share in the SVA efforts for the Million Bulbs Project.

We will then be concentrating our efforts improving the Community Orchard and other trees to be planted throughout the byes throughout the rest of October and November

This Wednesday 9th October just gone a group of volunteers managed to easily plant up 1350 scilla’s around the Sid Road entrance to Sid meadow, together with about 120 Tenby daffs around the benches in the top half of Sid Meadow. 

We also managed to plant another 7 Pears and Plums into the Community Orchard


The Sid Vale Association are hosting the ‘Big Bulb Planting day on
Saturday, October 26th at Peak Hill slope (above Connaught Gardens) and in Jacob’s ladder Chine
The SVA are asking you to register your preference for helping in sessions A, B, or C
SESSION A 9.00-12.00
SESSION B 12.00-3.00 pm
SESSION C 3.00-6.00pm                    

East Devon Countryside team are hosting two days teaching countryside skills

Hedgelaying Training Day
Friday 1 November 10am – 4pm
Delderfield Community Nature Reserve, Sidmouth
Cost: £15.  Booking essential.
Call 01395 517557 or email Countryside@eastdevon.gov.uk

Community Woodland Day
Knapp Community Nature Reserve, Sidmouth
Saturday 2 November 10am – 3pm
Cost: Free. No need to book.

Michael Horsnell
Behalf of FOTB

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Sixth Formers make start on planting 9,000 bulbs (11.10.13)

DSC_0244A group of our Sixth Formers took a break from their studies on Wednesday this week to get their hands dirty planting snowdrop, daffodil and crocus bulbs in the Byes.  

They volunteered their time in support of the Sid Vale Association’s campaign to plant a million bulbs in Sidmouth as part of Keith Owen’s legacy. 

The students have agreed to do some further planting in November with a target of planting a total of 9,000 bulbs!

Liz Warren from the SVA said, “The students did a great job planting the bulbs and seemed to enjoy themselves while they worked.  A big thank you for helping to create the Valley of a Million Bulbs!”

Sixth Formers make start on planting 9,000 bulbs (11.10.13) at Sidmouth College

Million bulb-planting bid grows

Friday, October 11, 2013 

The community is rallying together to realise the dying wish of a benefactor who left Sidmouth his millinons - and asked for one million flowers to b e planted.

The Sid Vale Association's Handel Bennett, chairman of the Keith Owen Fund, reports on the progress of the scheme...

W I group bulb planting at st frances church

Today some of our members helped the congregation of St Francis Church, Woolbrook Road, Sidmouth to plant daffodil and snowdrop bulbs in the church grounds. 
This was to help with the Keith Owen Million Bulbs Project which is being organised by the Sid Vale Association.
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