The next meetings will be at 8pm on Monday 8th July and 'provisionally' Tuesday 6th August at the Stonewater Common Room. All residents welcome (but please let us know ahead of the date if you're coming)!!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Gardening - The Garden in Autumn

  • There will be winter flowering violas and pansies in the Garden Centres now.  Pot them up in hanging baskets and containers for a winter-long display.  Keep them fed and watered.
  • Also look our for end-of-season bargain perennials.  They may not be in flower but they can be bought, split and planted out for next year.
  • Plant spring bulbs in September at a depth equal to at 4 times their height to ensure flowering, and also consider planting them in layers in containers.  Tulips can wait until November.
  • Bring herbs indoors or into a cold greenhouse to ensure a winter supply.  Mint can be propagated by tearing off roots and planting them in pots to ensure fresh new plants for next year.
  • Keep trimming lawns and keep weeds down.
  • In very wet weather, check containers to make sure they don't get waterlogged.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Grenville Wells

The Residents' Association were very sorry to hear of the recent death of Grenville Wells of Longfellow Drive.  Grenville was well known for his many interests and activities, including work with St John's Ambulance.  He was involved with the Residents' Association for a long time, including a period of helping to run the newsletter.  He will be missed.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


Welcome to the first edition of the revived newsletter and the brand new Tithe Farm & Ladygrove Residents Blog!!!  The Blog will cover the information in the newsletter but will be updated between editions with news for residents.  You will of course, be able to send your information to the editors to be added to the Blog.  We are aware that not everyone has access to a computer, so if anything significant happens between newsletters, we will organise a short paper 'flyer' round the estates.

The Spring Newsletter said that it would be the farewell edition unless something amazing happened.  Well, something amazing did happen and several new people came forward to help organise a newsletter.  Thank you Kay, Val and Jack.

This short edition is mainly to tell you about our plans.  At the moment, we are aiming to get out 4 paper editions of the newsletter a year - maybe more later if this is successful.

We have enough in the TFLRA account to cover the printing of 2 or 3 shorter newsletters so we won't be collecting subscriptions for the newsletter just yet but will start knocking on doors again in the Spring.  The next couple of newsletters will go to all residents on the estates unless they have said recently that they definitely do not want a newsletter.  We thought that there might be a number of houses that have missed out in the past for a variety of reasons - for example, away when the collectors called or are new residents.

Do let us have your contributions and articles.  If you want to contact us by email, you can do this on  If you would prefer to ring us, then you can get us on 07732251334 and leave a message.  More contact details at the end of the newsletter.

Finally, in the last edition Eleanor Dangerfield thanked many people for their help with the newsletter.  We would also like to thank Eleanor for all her hard work editing and running the newsletter in the past.

We look forward to hearing from residents and hope you will enjoy the new look newsletter and Blog.


At the end of August we learned that the County Council must reconsider their earlier decision 'not to proceed with the proposals' to alter the pelican crossing on Marcham Road/install a new pelican crossing on Ock Street.  Apparently they decided to do this after a legal challenge.  They have invited comments on this by 26th September 2014, in time for their meeting on 9th October 2014.  Unfortunately the timing of this newsletter may mean that we haven't brought you this news before the meeting, but is the sort of item that we hope to circulate as 'flyers' in between newsletters in future.


The TFLRA AGM will be held on Tuesday 18th November at 7.30pm at the Jephson flats Common Room, Bridges Close.  All residents are welcome!


Please see our Contact page for more details.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Children's Corner - September 2014

Hi everyone

Welcome to our 'Children's Corner'.  In our 'new-style' newsletter we would like to include our young reader and welcome contributions of all kinds ...... drawings, stories, jokes, puzzles, ideas ...... anything that appeals to our young ones, of any age!

from Elianne (age 5)

The picture shown here is by Elianne - well done!!!!

Please send your contributions to 18 Mill Road and one will be chosen to be printed in our next issue.  So ..... come on and get busy!!!

We are looking forward to seeing your lovely ideas.

Many thanks!