Sunday, 5 April 2020

Keep Ladywell Fields safe and follow the Coronavirus guidance

We have first warm weekend of 2020 – the first one since the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown – and it's really tempting to spend time outdoors.  Ladywell Fields can be a great open space, provided we follow the guidelines on social distancing
✅exercise in your local park
✅keep moving so don’t block the area for others 
✅keep 2m distance
❌ picnic, sunbathe, play sports
❌drive to Ladywell Fields
❌go in if busy
Never forget, people needing treatment or battling for their lives in ten days time are catching their Coronavirus infection now. 
Imagine you are told you have contracted Covid 19: you will be asked to trace where you had been and who you had been in contact with.  Be sure you have not caused anyone else to get ill.  Don't take the risk, think of others. 
You can run, walk, or cycle either alone or with members of your household.  Be particularly stringent about keeping that 2m distance at pinch-points including entrances and foot bridges.  All outdoor facilities – playgrounds, tennis courts, skate park, gym equipment and petanque – are closed.



Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Ladywell Fields User Group meeting, Thursday 12th March 2020, 7pm


Thursday 12th March 2020, 7pm
Venue:  Environmental Studies room, North Field (adjacent to Ladywell railway station)

We'll be covering issues including

1. our successful bid to the Council's Greening Fund,
2. the recent Boundary Commission proposals,
3. the proposal for a pedestrian/cycle bridge the Catford Green development and Doggett Road. 

There will also be an update on volunteering opportunities and discussion about management issues in the park. If you have any issues you would like included please email ladywellfields@yahoo.co.uk

Date of next meeting Thursday 11th June 2020.

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Community Orchard volunteer session, Saturday 8th February 2020 10.30am

The Community Orchard fruit trees need more winter pruning and a fresh layer of mulch. 

We'll meet on Saturday 8th February, 10.30am - 12.30pm, to continue the work started on 11th January. Please come along to help - no previous experience necessary. Rendezvous at the south end of Ladywell Fields, Bourneville Road entrance. Boots and old clothes recommended. Under 16s only with close supervision. Please bring your own (sharp) secateurs if you have them, but some will also be available to borrow. It is best to prune in dry weather, so if it is a very wet day we are likely to postpone. Email ladywellfields@yahoo.co.uk if interested, so we can gauge numbers and let you know if the weather causes plans to change.

Hope to see you there.

Mark the date:  There will also be pear grafting session on 22nd February where we will graft the scions collected in January on to new root stocks.

Friday, 3 January 2020

Community Orchard volunteer session, Saturday 11th January 2020 10.30am

The Community Orchard fruit trees need a winter prune, and we also intend to do some grafting from the veteran pear trees in nearby Iona Close orchard. To do this we need to collect scions in January. Scions are pencil-sized twigs from last year's growth, which we will keep dormant until late February when we aim to graft them on to new root stocks.

The first volunteer session will be Saturday 11th January, 10.30am - 12.30pm. We'll be largely pruning but also checking guards and posts, then collecting scion wood. Please come along to help - no previous experience necessary. Rendezvous at the south end of Ladywell Fields, Bourneville Road entrance. Boots and old clothes recommended. Under 16s only with close supervision. Please bring your own (sharp) secateurs if you have them, but some will also be available to borrow. It is best to prune in dry weather, so if it is a very wet day we are likely to postpone. Email ladywellfields@yahoo.co.uk if interested, so we can gauge numbers and let you know if the weather causes plans to change.

There will be a follow up pruning session on 8th February and we hope to hold the pear grafting session on 22nd February.

Hope to see you there.

       

Monday, 18 November 2019

Christmas Social on Thursday 5th December 2019, 7pm-9pm

Join us for our annual Christmas social on Thursday 5th December from 7pm-9pm which this year will be held at the new RUSS Co-housing Community Hub.  The building is located on the Co-housing construction site at the far end of Church Grove. 

Do you think you can tell your grey poplar from your silver birch?  Then join in the tree identification quiz on. Drinks and Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Larder, 71 Ladywell Road. 

All welcome but please RSVP ladywellfields@yahoo.co.uk so we can gauge numbers.