As spring turned has turned into summer, TMAEG has continued with its mix of environmental projects and visits. As in previous years, that change of seasons has marked a switch in emphasis for our work, from the winter’s landscape management of our wildlife areas to gardening projects, particularly in the village centre; this year we have been concentrating on flower tubs, as can be seen in our images of Ashbrook School and of the Park Gateway area. At the same time, we have sought to keep our other areas tidy and, to that end, we have done a litter pick along the Clay Hill to Downland section of the Ashbrook Corridor and we have cut back concentrations of cow parsley once this has finished flowering.
We have also organised well received visits to the new Parks Trust education centre at Howe Park Wood (which included a guided walk within the wood) and to The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. And in June a large group of members were treated to an evening tour of Stony in Bloom’s planting projects, amidst magnificent midsummer weather!
Our final commitment for the summer season took the form of a TMAEG stall at ‘Party in the Park’ on July 11. We attracted a great deal of interest and a record number of new members. Among the things that drew people in were an aerial photograph of Two Mile Ash which challenged visitors to pinpoint their own homes and our new Environmental Projects Plan which displays the locations of all the projects that we have worked upon over four years. Our intention is to update this year by year so that we maintain a complete record.
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The TMAEG flower tub – these 30cm tubs were planted up by TMAEG volunteers in May 2015 and sold to businesses and residents within the target village centre areas.
Our visit to The National Museum of Computing in March 2015.
TMAEG’s visit to Stony Stratford to see the achievements of Stony in Bloom.
It has long been TMAEG’s intention to produce a plan showing the locations of our many schemes. We were delighted to be able to launch such a map at Party in the Park. The Environmental Projects Plan shows the extent of our work over four years, how this is grouped within two green corridors and six other areas, and the main concentrations of our various activities – most recently the provision of flower tubs. TMAEG acknowledges the help given by The Parks Trust in preparing the Projects Plan.
Please click the plan for a larger version of the map in PDF format.