A tree was planted for Doris Hughes outside the Travelodge Chaucer Hotel and we are extremely grateful to Aidan Potts from Canterbury City Council as
he grew the Koelreuteria from seed. We know our Pride of India is of local provenance! Thank you to all who generously gave towards this memorial to Doris.
Planting Pride of India tree for Doris Hughes – 17th April 2018
Lansdown Path and Footbridge
Graffiti and what to do about it proved to be a charged issue at the first two OHSCA general meetings – so much so that your committee has felt unable to commit to collective involvement. However, one of our Members is deeply engaged – Cathy Sales. Her recent success in harnessing ideas, funds, organisational buy-in, artists and volunteers on an extraordinary scale to deliver a remarkable makeover of Lansdown path and footbridge has to be acknowledged – and all those involved must be congratulated.
“A Weed is Just a flower in the Wrong Place” mural created on the Lansdown Path bridge decoration designed
by artist Gloria Treseder.
A Patient and Public View on Changes to Health and Social Care
This talk was given by Steve Inett on 24th May as a joint OHSCA/Canterbury Christ Church event. Steve is currently Chief Executive of HealthwatchKent – an
independent ‘consumer’ group closely involved in plans for the future of local health and social care. His talk offered a wide-ranging update from developments
affecting care available through GP surgeries to changes to hospitals expected as a result of the recent stroke consultation, and attempts to improve patient
involvement. Visit http://www.healthwatchkent.co.uk/ to find out more. Hosted by CCCU’s Sustainabilty Research Network, the meeting closed with many
thanks to Steve, and to Professor Peter Vujakovic for kindly chairing the event and organising the venue.
Southeast Canterbury in Bloom
In June 2019 the hard work done by members of the Green Team was rewarded with the following awards:
- Milton Road – Outstanding,
- St George’s Garden – Thriving,
- Fire Station – Thriving.
The Oustanding award for Milton Road was especially gratifying as a considerable amount of time was invested in preparing the flower beds and installing a water butt to collect rainwater from a neighbouring roof. Special credit is due to Dave Goddard for his work on this and to Sophie Scott, Deidre Hawkes, Alison Culverwell and the rest of the team for their year-round efforts across the OHSCA area.
Second Railton report
The second Railton report into the proposed development at Mountfield Park: "Response to RGP Technical Note 39 on behalf of the South Canterbury Canterbury Alliance" is linked below: