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Charlotte South

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charlotte.south@btinternet.com

Men’s Forum: the final meeting for the season of the Harlow Men’s Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 7, when members will take a trip to Ripon to visit the Museums in the city. Meetings of the Harlow Men’s Forum, held at Harlow Hill Methodist Church, will resume again in October, but if you would like to find out more information, please contact secretary Neil Ramshaw on 879535 or e mail neil.ramshaw@mail.com

Waste collection: local residents will have received letters from the council detailing the new waste collection service that will now include recycling of plastic bottles and card. The new service will cover all the streets in the Harlow area except the Wharfedales, College Road and West Lea Avenue which will be covered at a later date. This is good news as it will help to increase further our recycling rates. If any residents have queries on the new arrangements or other issues they can contact Jim Clark on email at  cllr.jim.clark@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 872822, Don MacKenzie at don.mackenzie@yahoo.co.uk or telephone 872211 or David Siddans on david.siddans@harrogate.gov.uk or telephone 01423 531300.

Messy Church: on Sunday, May 12, the next Messy Church event will take place at Trinity Methodist Church commencing at 4pm. This is the Church’s new monthly time for adults and children to enjoy being creative together (including cooking, craft activities for all ages and levels of skill, messy activities such as painting, playing games plus toys for very young children), experiencing a short informal worship time and sharing a light meal together. All are welcome.

Friendship Club: meeting of the Harlow Friendship Club for the over 60s take places at the Green Hut, Harlow Community Centre on Harlow Avenue, each Wednesday afternoon commencing at 2.30pm. On Wednesday, May 15 there will be a popular bring and buy sale and on Wednesday, May 22 Tracey Krupianka will present an art demonstration on flowers. For further information about the club, please contact Pat Wormald on 508867.

Resident’s Association: the next meeting of the Harlow and Pannal Ash Residents Association will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 7pm in the Green Hut, Harlow Community Centre on Harlow Avenue. Both our local councillors have indicated to me they intend to come along as observers. Items on the agenda include the RHS lease and the latest on the proposed car park development, wind farm proposals for Haverah Park, Cardale Park development, the College of Policing on Yew Tree Lane and traffic problems on Arthurs Avenue. The guest speaker at the meeting will be Tony Brown with a talk entitled a South Africa experience. Your support would be appreciated.

Scouts: the next fund-raising event for the 20th Harrogate Scout Group, the Lions, based on St Mary’s Walk for their new scout hut, will be the monthly coffee morning at Harlow Hill Methodist Church on Saturday, May 18 from 10am -noon. Come along and enjoy some excellent refreshments, with plenty of cakes to buy!

Harlow Carr: on Saturday, May 18, discover the variety of bugs and other wildlife that live in a pond - including what they are and why they benefit your pond and garden. You’ll also learn how to create and manage a pond perfect for wildlife. For those of you who want to learn more about plant structure, there is a special botany for the gardener day on Wednesday, May 22. Children’s story time for the under 5’s take place on Thursday, May 23 on great garden adventures and little garden creatures. For those of you who like growing your own vegetables, why not come and try the course on edible hanging baskets on Friday, May 24. The half term holiday at Harlow Carr is all about miniature gardens created by local schools and there will be a spring garden trail, craft workshop and honey festival with demonstrations and bee-themed activities. There is a lot to see and to do at the garden in May and full details can be found on the website www.rhs.org.uk

Holiday hotpsots: half term is not far away and once again there is a full programme activities based at Rossett Sports centre commencing on Tuesday, May 28. Each day has a theme for activities including right on the sports, a May festival, wheels of fun and window arts. Trampoline coaching is also available. For full information and to book on to any of the activities, please contact the centre on 841122.