Remembrance Sunday 2018 – a planting of flowers at 3.15pm on Addiscombe Road

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On 24 May 2017,  a lime tree was planted in the planted area at the eastern junction of Bisenden Road and Addiscombe Road in memory of green campaigner Joan Pick fondly remembered as “the running lady” (pictured).

ECCO was given a community grant to develop further this planted area.   Five beds have been marked out and four of them have been planted with hardy dogwoods of different hue,  periwinkles,  cyclamen,  narcissi tete a tete and a spectacular daphne bholua “Jacqueline Postill”.   The fifth bed will be planted on 15 November and will feature a cornus controversa variegata (the “wedding-cake” shrub).

It will take some time for the shrubs and flowers to grow to their full glory.   But 11 November 2018 is an appropriate day to give a formal greeting to the newly-planted beds.

Residents are invited to a very short topping-out ceremony for the new plants at 3.15 p.m. on 11 November 2018 – a day to mark and mourn overwhelming human loss and also to celebrate restoration and new growth.

Residents are also reminded that on the very same 11 November three local residents’ and community groups (ECCO,  TACRA and Canning and Clyde RA) have come together for a community Clean and Green afternoon between 12.30 and 3.15 p.m.   You may wish to do something in your own front garden if you are lucky enough to have one,  or to join others picking up litter,  or clearing alley-ways,  or planting bulbs or tidying The Boulevard.   Equipment, if needed, is located at the following points:

  • 39 Addiscombe Road
  • 75 Lebanon Road
  • 4 Addiscombe Court Road
  • 42 Canning Road

You can join the activities at any time between 12.30 and 3.15 p.m.   The co-organisers are Jerry Fitzpatrick and Sally Anne Cook.   If you can’t see anything happening in your road,  please ring Jerry on 07783 152347.

At 3.40 p.m. Esther Sutton at The Oval Tavern is hosting a Big Afternoon Tea to which participants in the Clean and Green activities and their family members are invited.   There will be free tea and cakes.   Alcohol and soft drinks can be purchased at the bar.

We would like to thank the following:

  • Mark Watson,  Patricia Hay-Justice and Sean Fitzsimons,  Councillors for Addiscombe 2014-2018,  from whose community budget the funds for the provision of the shrubs and flowers was provided;
  • Tracey Bellamy and her colleagues in the Council’s Clean and Green team who provide immense support to our Clean and Green events.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

Sally Anne Cook (Clean and Green Street Champion for Tunstall and Addiscombe Court Road Residents’ Association)

Anne Bridge (Secretary,  Canning and Clyde Residents’ Association)

Jerry Fitzpatrick (Clean and Green Street Champion, East Croydon Community Organisation)

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