Last year at the Spelthorne in Bloom awards I listened to the High Sherriff talking about the power of bringing a community together through joint enterprise and effort. The blooming High Streets, local pub gardens and monuments gave our hearts a lift when we passed by and we know it is down to the joint toils of so many.

Now is your chance to make a difference to the first impression many get of Shepperton. The corner of Renfree Way and the High Street by The Three Horseshoes has long been a bit of lost vegetation (we do like the boat though!). The plan is to cut back the vegetation, create a lawned area, flower beds and a live willow hedge.  So rather than having a lie in on the morning on Sunday 23rd February why not get some jeans and wellies on and come and make a difference. This is a Community Event and several local groups are involved in it. You will be able to enjoy making a difference and take pride in what you have done when it blooms and thrives later in the season.

If you are interested please give Peter Routley a call on 01932 232344.

If you like the outdoors, but more from the warmth then why not join the Spelthorne Natural History Society at one of their evening talks. On Wednesday February 12th 2014, 8.00pm at The Greeno Centre, Aljos Farjon from Kew will give a talk on ‘The Ancient Oaks of Britain’, or you can get out and see the snowdrops on Sunday 16th by joining Gordon Freeman at Ankerwyke Priory.

Meet in Magna Carta Lane, Wraysbury, off B376 Staines Road.

So whether it is digging, walking or listening, there is something for everyone.