Lovely weather on Saturday certainly helped with the first Jumble Trail – a new idea for the area but well established elsewhere : an explanation is: A Jumble Trail is like a car boot sale but for your street. Neighbours set up stalls outside their homes to sell bric-a-brac, toys, vintage clothes, veg from the garden, pickles, jams, cakes, art… whatever.
http://www.jumbletrail.com/ It is associated with Streetbank and in our area it was organsied by our very local Streetbank Organiser Kate Groves from Cathcart St.
About nine neighbours took part and it was a great success – commercially and socially.
Thanks to all.
Meanwhile in Holmes Road…. the Gardeners were Autumn Cleaning the Inkerman Gardens – the garden created by IARA with support from Camden – opposite the French School CFBL – or opposite the George Pub as you might say.
The idea and design and supervision were the completely voluntary work of Dilip from Alma Street http://diliplakhani.com/ who, with the dedicated Willes Road green fingers Don, maintains in lovingly week after week.
This time of year it needs a bit more attention so we had a small working party of Dilip, Don, Adam, D&D, clearing, and cutting back and picking litter out of the beds.
Do not overlook the fact that the other great community gardening success is the one in Raglan St on the stretch up to the school and the police station which has been kept extremely beautiful for many years by Robert L.