Thursday, 6 June 2019

Walk about with Mersey Forest

Yesterday GTDT received an email from Cllr Paul Kenyon one of the labour coucillors for Picton asking if we would go on a walk  about around the Picton ward with Steph from the Mersey Forest.

We met up with Steph who works on the Trees for Learning project run by Mersey Forest and we had a look at the land to the back of Picton Childrens centre.

We had some great ideas about how we could make the site more attractive with planting mature trees like Cherry Blossom and putting in a hedge row.

We are now gearing up to do a community consultation on the 22 June from 11-1 so why not come along and have a chat with us and share your ideas with us of what you would like to see on the site.

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Volunteers Week 2019

As part of Volunteers Week (1 - 7 June 2019) we will be joining over 50 other organisations for the Liverpool Volunteer Show at St. George's Hall tomorrow, Wednesday 5 June, 10am to 3pm.  Why not pop down and find out about some of the amazing volunteering opportunities available.

Monday, 3 June 2019

National Garden Scheme

This year's National Garden Scheme open day is this Sunday (9 June 2019) and features 4 lovely local gardens including Fern Grove Community Garden.

If you would like a FREE ticket to get into all 4 gardens, pop into our centre (129d Lodge Lane) before Friday to pick one up!

Friday, 31 May 2019

Neighbour Day in Toxteth

How you can celebrate this day? The Roma children come along and they think that the best way to celebrate this day is to be thankful to their neighbours with a handmade card and a colourful flower.
We invite the children to a session of arts and crafts, were they learn to make a nice flower and a card for their neighbour.

Was a lovely day to discuss with them about their neighbours and to tell us stories how they support each other’s in the community.  In the next day when we go to give the flowers and the cards to their neighbours, the Roma children were so excited to show them that they are thankful and that they are happy to have a “Good Neighbour*.

In the last years we see a lot of media reports about the tensions from this area between the Roma and the wide community.  We wanted to show that this tension is not that bad. We want to show the neighbours that are tolerant, open to a new culture and that they really love to stay with a Roma neighbour.

With an innocent smile and a flower you can be a HERO.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Case Study: Brian

Brian has been a regular at GTDT for a number of years now. He can normally be found using the computers, but we found out recently that he has a real knack for gardening!

Brian has some spare time at the moment, and so has started volunteering with us on Mondays and Fridays, primarily looking after the planters on Lodge Lane. He'll be keeping them weeded, watered and looking tidy so they can be enjoyed by all who see them.

Brian says:

"This will keep me focused through the week and is a great opportunity to pick up some new skills. I'm interested in starting work in gardening in the future and so this is great experience."

Great to have you on-board, Brian!