Thursday, 9 May 2019

Greenbank Gets Wild

Wednesday 15 May we are holding a sowing session on St. Agnes Field, Ullet Road (L17 2AA) from 5:30pm.
Come along and take part in sowing some seeds.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

‘… Don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…’ - Remembering The Roma Holocaust”.

Part of the” Writing on the Wall” project we have the pleasure to participate on the opening event of the Roma Exposition ‘… Don’t forget the photos, it’s very important…’ - Remembering The Roma Holocaust”.

The exhibition is in Liverpool Cathedral and tells the story of nine interconnected German families from the Roma and Sinti communities, about 70 men, women and children, whose persecution began when they were forced to move from the town of Dessau-Ro├člau in Central Germany and sent to an internment camp at the beginning of 1938.

Professor Eve Rosenhaft from Liverpool University invited Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins for Greenbank Ward and Councillor Steve Munby for Riverside Ward to participate in the exhibition. Was great to see their involvement and interest about history of a group that become part of the community here in Liverpool.

Our Roma colleagues present their story in the opening event and also Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins for Greenbank Ward say “Some very moving contributions at today's launch from and about these extremely oppressed groups, including from Granby Toxteth Development Trust Roma link worker Alexandra”.

Our Roma colleagues are involved also like quites during this week for the exhibition, that will be open until 13th of May. Soon we will organise with the detached youth workers to bring Roma young people to see the exhibition and to learn more about their history.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Bloomin' lovely!

Last year at the ALS, we sowed some wildflowers in one of the raised beds in the communal garden. Since then, we've more-or-less left it to its own devices. It just goes to show that sometimes nature does the gardening for you, as the wildflower patch is starting to produce some lovely flowers, including:


Columbine (with its lovely, drooping flower)

Red and white campion

We're waiting on foxgloves and cornflowers to burst into life. Hopefully in the meantime we can give Granby's bees (and other pollinators) the boost they need!

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

National Garden Week 2019

National garden week is the celebration of gardens and what gardening can do for your productivity and health.

This years theme is Edible Britain so why not try growing something new in your garden or even herbs on your window sill.

GTDT have a number of free packs of seeds to get you on your way, if you would like to get a free pack of seeds drop an email and let us help you "get going on growing!"

Penny Lane Is In Our Heart

Out first Community Living  Room at Penny Lane Development Trust took place on an afternoon when the rain never stopped. However there was plenty of  excitement from the  people who braved  pre-Storm Hannah . Everyone was so enthusiastic .and wanted to get involved and had plenty of ideas of activities that we could all get involved with at future sessions.  Their ideas ranged from book clubs,salsa dancing and walking clubs.We also piloted a clothes swap  alongside our well established and popular clothes rail activity which was very well received and we will  appear at future events  Our  marketing had also raised the interest of a local organisation called Health Watch who came along to find out what its was all about and to find out more about the wider activities available to the community. We also had a person who had never been to pldt but had received a leaflet through their door. Not only did this lady  get involved in all the activities,taking part in the clothes swap but also signed up for a gardening course which gtdt are leading on. "It has made my week discovering this place and all you lovely people " Joining up to the course will get me out the house and am sure to meet some lovely people on the way"