Bevois Mount Mural

Yes, the mural has been completed and is looking magnificent! The history team spent three weeks in July supporting Slam Daniels, our artist. We took photos, explained what was happening to passers-by, and some of us helped with a little bit of the painting supervised by our expert, Slam.

The inauguration of the mural will take place at our ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ street party on Sunday October 9th from 1 to 4pm. Inauguration at 2:30. If you want to read Wendy’s account ‘The Making of The Mural’ you can find it on Bevois Mount History’s Facebook Page, or go to http://wearpurple.weebly.com/activities/the-making-of-themural-2

History Group Extra

In addition to working on the mural, the Bevois Mount History Group have conducted another local history walk which was very well attended (by about 30 people) and have produced the 2017 calendar which is on sale now.

A busy time!

Greening Group

The group has been busy tidying a local landlord’s garden in return for him providing a water-butt for greening purposes.

As part of the ‘Blooming Concrete’ programme, an extra half-barrel, smaller tubs and window-boxes have been established in the lower part of Gordon Avenue, below the cut through to Westwood Road.

Traffic / Parking Survey

The survey is still continuing. To add information, contact 07501 176922 or email: oaratraffic@gmail.com

Alma Road Surgery

OARA is setting up links with the surgery through the ‘Patient Participation Group’ i.e. how can our community support and share information with our Health Centre / Surgery and vice-versa. Work in progress, updates to follow.

Next Meeting: 13th October 7pm at Alma Road Surgery. All welcome.

Winter Art Fair

Building on the huge success of our first art exhibition at Blue Door, another exhibition is taking place in November.

Clean Streets

We took a break from from regular litter-picks in August but continued to keep an eye out for particular problems. As a result, we reported numerous incidents to the council of flytipping. The HMO Wardens and the Refuse teams, assisted by the Community Payback have been excellent in removing rubbish, and also holding landlords to account for removal of rubbish and for paying for provision of sufficient bins in high density accommodation.

Twice-monthly street cleans have now resumed on the first and third Sunday of each month. Meet at 11.00am at the Mural.

Contact Details And Upcoming Events

October 9th – ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ street party and inauguration of the new history mural. 1 -4 by the mural in Alma Road.

October 15th or 16th – Table Top Sale outside Block Busters

October 17th – OGM 7 for 7:30 at Bevois Town School, Guest speakers: Sam Fox – Planning, Sam Ings – HMO Licensing

October 27th – PACT Meeting Bevois Town School 7.30

December – Christmas Party. Details to follow.

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