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October 2023

Incredible Edible Transition West Kirby

At our last meeting we agreed to ask West Kirby in Bloom (WKIB) if they would take over the care of the two planters either side of the main entrance to Sandlea Gardens. We took this decision as we are now a very small group and looking after all our planters and plots was beginning to become a burden. Furthermore, as we are restricted to edible flowers and herbs, it was impossible to make these planters as colourful and smart as the nearby ones managed by WKIB.

WKIB agreed to take on the planters, so we removed everything in them that could be transplanted. All the plants are now potted up and stored in the garden of one of our members, awaiting relocation, along with the Incredible Edible signs from the planters.

We are grateful to WKIB for agreeing to take on the planters and look forward to seeing what they do with them. We should also like to thank Sue from Lakeside Physiotherapy for kindly sponsoring one of the tubs for several years.

If you are interested in joining our IE TEAM, please email or ring 6259974
West Kirby Farmers Market
West Kirby Farmers' Market
Next market Sat 28th October 9-12.
At St Andrew's Church Hall, Graham Road CH48 5DE.

Ravenrose Preserves Makes homemade preserves using homegrown seasonal produce.
"I'm now picking medlars to be bletted and turned into medlar jelly in November or maybe the December Market. My quince jellies are now ready - choose from quince jelly, quince & apple jelly, quince & lemon jelly, and piccalilli is now back."

Mellow Yellow:

Making Space
Our community space will be opening for some evening sessions this month. Gillian's sharing circles have been going well [next one is on November 16th] and we will be here for lantern making on Thursday 26th October and 9th November 6pm- 8pm. We will include singing peace songs together.

Our open group on Wednesday mornings continue to lift the spirits. Lantern making will be part of these sessions too, in preparation for Travelling Light, our annual peace walk which will take place on Saturday 11th November, starting at Coronation Gardens at 5.30pm.

A Sharing Circle
Thurs 16 Nov
Making Space, 7 Gilroy Rd, CH48 6DP
FREE, with an optional donation

This is a held space that offers opportunity to speak and be heard, without interruption and without receiving advice. Everyone will have a chance to share but without pressure to do so. It can be a hugely cathartic experience.

Feel free to drop in but if you are able to book ahead please do - it's super helpful. And please arrive on time, or a few minutes early. To create a safe space, late arrivals (after 7:10pm) will not be admitted once the meditation and sharing has started.

For upcoming dates, details, booking info and to contact the organiser, visit

Home Grown Bananas
Home Grown Bananas will return on November 30th at Sweetpea Café, West Kirby 7.30pm. We look forward to another community gathering with a welcoming and supportive space to share songs, words and more!
Story Group
Story Group
Due to a close personal bereavement, Sue has paused Story Group sessions for the time being. More details in next month's newsletter.

West Kirby Drop In
West Kirby Drop In provides social opportunities for people to connect with each other over food which is 3 for a 2 course meal at noon. We meet from 9am-1.30pm each Tuesday at West Kirby United Reformed Church. People take part in playing table tennis most weeks, chatting over tea, coffee and biscuits and searching for inspiration for crossword answers. Art is another popular activity for some group members.
It's always good to take part in shared activities together so feel free to drop in to say hello if you fancy being part of a friendly group.

We occasionally do trips to places of local interest, so on Tuesday 26th September a few of us headed over to Liverpool on the train. We had a nice lunch at The Maritime Museum together and then went for a look around different places nearby such as The Museum of Liverpool. We were certainly lucky with the weather that day and people seemed to enjoy it. We'll hopefully do another little trip somewhere in the coming months.

Tidying Up West Kirby
We would love to continue the wonderful work that the High Tidiers began. If anyone feels called to set up a regular litter picking group get in touch and see how we can help support you.

Diary Dates
Drop in Every Tuesday West Kirby United Reformed Church
Making Space Group, Every Wednesday 10am, plus evening sessions 26th October and 9th November 6pm-8pm
Farmers Market Saturday 28th October
Sharing Circle, Making Space 16th Nov 7pm-9pm
Homegrown Bananas Sweetpea Café, 30th November 7.30pm

Wider Wirral Events

Wirral Environmental Network - Here's the latest WEN email newsletter, with details of a Shoresearch and Coastal Wildlife Survey, Willow Weaving session, applying for support from the Great British Insulation Scheme, plus their usual mix of more local events, volunteer opportunities, news and information.
WEN Newsletter.

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