Meet me in Hullard Park

Saturday 10th June 1pm – 3pm

Join us in Hullard Park for some gardening and tidying up or just stop by for a quick catch up – we have got lots coming up over the next few weeks.

We’ll be doing bit of weeding in the flowerbeds and tidying around the bowling club gates. All to get ready for our Pop-up Bowling Café on Sunday 2nd July as part of Open Gardens Old Trafford.

AGM LOT’s Tue 9th May 7pm

12341213_10154469364588146_7871526183056397073_nOur AGM is on tonight at St. John’s Centre, St. John’s Road in Old Trafford (M16 7GX for all you sat.nav. fans!).  It’s in the upstairs room where we will be waiting to meet you.  Come and find out what we have been up to in and around Old Trafford to make it a more beautiful place to be.

For those of you who are more adventurous you will have the opportunity to join in the LOT’s team and help us out.  If you can give a little of your time then we can create more dreams and start to bring them to life.  Let LOT’s grow together!

 

Hope you can join us.  Meeting starts 7pm in St. John’s Centre, St. John’s Road, Old Trafford.  Plan to be done no later than 9pm and if you come late or go early we are really fine with this.  (There will be no tomatoes available but lots of cake.)

See you there, from Elaine the chair.

 

LOTS Allotment

This week it’s been very busy in the allotment in Seymour Park.  The sun has been shining and a group of 13 young people age 16-25yrs old have been digging, weeding, painting and more to make improvements.  The young people are undertaking their Princes Trust Volunteer programme led by Greater Manchester Fire Service.

To show your appreciation you can come and meet them on Friday at 2pm at their presentation event at the allotment (weather permitting).  They would be really pleased to meet some other LOTS people and local residents of the area.

The group leaders are always looking for projects their teams of young people can undertake.  They are also looking for work experience opportunities for them too.  If you can offer any of these you can come and speak to the group leaders on Friday.

If you can’t make Friday then come along on Saturday 11.30am-1pm to have a look around and find out about future plans.

“Are we amused yet?”

Ok, so a massive thank you to everyone who came out to pick up litter with a definite sense of attitude at our “We are not amused” event on the 5th March.  Did you spot the Queens on Ayres Road on Saturday?  We do hope that we raised a few smiles, and a few eyebrows.

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Ayres Road looked lovely once we had done our bit – there was an amazing amount of litter to pick up – cigarette butts being particularly difficult little blighters!  We hope that you noticed the difference over the weekend on your shopping expeditions and trips to the post office.

Vote for the best Her Royal Highness on the day goes to Malc – shame the only prize is a clean street – but then maybe that’s enough in life.

Look out for the next litter pick with attitude – it will be themed, and coming in fancy dress will help our efforts stand out even more (as well as raising a few smiles and eyebrows).

“We are not amused!”

“We are not amused!”, words first uttered by Queen Victoria in 1919 echo down the years as many residents in Old Trafford feel the same about the amount of rubbish and fly tipping in our neighbourhood – it just isn’t funny.

clean for the queenSat 5th March join the `Queens’ in a litter pick with attitude.  Dig out your twin set and pearl; your wellingtons and head scarves; your crown jewels and feather boa!  Come as a Queen (your choice as to what Queen!!) .  Help pick up litter – look out for HRH to find us – starting at the post office on Ayres Rd 1pm finishing around 2pm.

(Fancy dress is optional, but most definitely advisable, equipment provided and children welcome if accompanied by a parent/carer).

 

image by http://www.extranewspapers.co.uk/corby-local-news/lets-be-clean-for-the-queen/

“It’s a Crime!”

December 5th 2015 Love Old Trafford took to the streets as robbers – not to commit a crime but to prevent one! In the first of a series of comedy litter picks LOTs is attempting to make litter picking fun.  I know sounds impossible, but dressed as comedy robbers in all black or in stripey tops we litter picked for over the planned hour.  Even more entertaining was when Elaine managed to get her litter picker stuck in the clothes bin draw as a team of robbers attempted to un-block the bin of a cushion that was leaving clothes piled up on the street rather than disposed of properly.

robbers 1Keep looking out for the next comedy litter pick – and take the plunge to come along, dressed appropriately, and become part of the spectacle.  Help clean up Old Trafford and highlight the need for us all to take care in getting rid of our rubbish – “It’s a Crime!” for so much litter to be found around Old Trafford.   Be part of the solution.