We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application for community funding through the co-op. If you are a member you can choose Friends of The Hook as your cause and we will benefit when you shop at the Co-op.
Through this funding, we will be able to improve and enhance the visual impact of the Hook and at the same time improve the biodiversity of the animals and plants and maintain existing areas such as the wildflower area, the wild harvest area and the community orchard.
At our recent conservation action afternoon, with 17 volunteers we were able to carry out much needed maintenance of the community orchard by putting down coconut mats, bark and putting in tree stakes and ties to support the dwarf varieties. We are also grateful to the Lady Bay Community fund grant that has enabled the purchase of 5 more varieties of apple and plum trees, to be planted in December.
Last year we held an event on 11th November to honour the 31 men of Lady Bay who died in the Great War and to dedicate the avenue of 18 trees to their memory and the 100th anniversary of the end of hostilities. 31 plaques have been made to remember these men and thanks to the manager of the Poppy and Pint these are now on display on the left as you go through the main door.
We have also organised an evening of electric/folk music on Friday 6th Dec. at the Poppy and Pint to raise funds for our conservation work. The doors open at 7.00 p.m. Entrance £5.00 on the door.
If anyone is interested in helping us on our conservation action days they are held on the first Sunday of every month at 2.00 p.m. meeting at the Holme road entrance. All age ranges welcome.