Tuesday, June 25, 2013

News and Events

Well folks, it's been a few weeks since I last visited this blog, and you are probably all feeling a bit neglected, so let me bring you all up to speed on recent events.

Since our last post, which concerned Clean Up Day, we've been busy, busy, busy! Of course, my daughter Rosie's Christening kept us on our toes, which is also what Rosie does most of the time, being 9 months old and sitting up and growing a tooth!

In May we had a stall at Tenterden's May Fayre, where once again we brought out the Smoothy Bike.

In June, we helped out at Highbury Hall once again in tidying up the garden and helping to put plants in the newly constructed raised bed.

We've also been redesigning our T3 logo to reflect what we're about. We'll be unveiling this shortly - watch this space!

We'll be at Tentertainment on July 6th, or at least our booth will be. Sadly I have to work that day until 5, but my cohorts will be there, doing some fun stuff. Pierre Vincent, who kindly performed at our concert last year (Lo-Carb Hi-Fi), will be playing in the Mongolian Yurt - so go and show him some love! Find more info at http://www.tentertainment.co.uk/index.php/programme

We are planning a Recycle Swap Shop in August (date and venue TBA) along with Tenterden Freegle. The concept is simple - you have stuff that's too good to throw away but you don't want or need it? Don't want any money for it? Bring it along to the Swap Shop. We'll sort it and lay it all out a la jumble sale, and anyone who wants it can take it. At the end of the day anything left will either be put up on the Freegle site or donated to local charity shops. Watch this space for updates.

Another local tidbit... we noticed that one of the bike racks that used to stand outside The Pebbles building (which were moved when White Stuff moved in ) has reappeared outside Tenterden Gateway. This is great news for cyclists!

TN30 Cycle Club, run by our good friend Ian McCormick, is submitting to the Town Council a list of proposed improvements to the cycle paths around town, namely:

  1. An extension to the old railway track which currently runs from its entrance on Grange Rd in St Michaels to Drury Rd . It is hoped to extend the track into the town centre.
  2. The widening and improving of 'The Wood Way', a 250m stretch of footpath which runs between Sandy Lane and Abbott Way so that it can be used by cycles and mobility scooters, who currently have to negotiate the Appledore Rd and East Hill, which can be treacherous (believe me, I know!)
  3. Upgrading a short section of footpath (25yds) between Knockwood Rd and Ingleden Park Rd to shared use with cycles/mobility scooters.

We at T3 have written a letter of support for these proposals. It now remains to be seen what, if anything, will happen.