This year’s Lady Bay Open Gardens is taking place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2019, between 1-5pm each day. There will be open gardens throughout Lady Bay, displaying beautiful blooms as well as entertainment, activities for children and refreshments.
The organisers are hoping to build on the success of previous years events, aiming to raise even more money for charity. Proceeds go to the Lady Bay Community Fund as well as various charities nominated by garden owners.
The events Chair Tony Papkiewicz said, “We have a fantastic mix of gardens opening again this year, some new and some of the old favourites as well as entertainment and tasty refreshments for all the family to enjoy. We are excited to have three local businesses supporting this year’s event including Holy Calzone on Trent Boulevard, local Estate Agent Rex Gooding and CL4Women financial planners.”
The deadline for Lady Bay residents to enter their garden is 5 May 2019. Email the chairman Tony on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Bonfire Night is long gone, so that can only mean its time for the Christmas lights switch on! The annual West Bridgford Christmas lights switch on is taking place on Saturday 24th November 10am-6pm, sponsored by The Botanist.
Central Avenue, Gordon Road and Gordon Square will host an array of children’s fairground rides and activities, a food and gift market as well as festive theatre and live music. Many shops and cafes in this area will also be organising activities and events.
The YouNG Christmas Market will return for the second year on Gordon Square, featuring young entrepreneurs aged 13-21. In addition to stalls, there will be a free santa’s grotto, a christmas tree trail and performances from young musicians. For more information on the YouNG Christmas Market, click here.
Plumtree School will take the stage at 1:30pm, followed by The Tuneless Choir at 2:30pm, The Liberty Choir at 3:30pm and singer Katherine Dryden at 4pm. This leads up to the Christmas lights switch on at 5pm and big firework finale.
Don’t just head home after the finale! Visit one of the many bars or cafes in the town centre, including The Botanist who are hosting an after party.
In the last few days, Rogue Traders have approached elderly residents in the Edwalton and Lady Bay areas, to carry out unwanted gardening work. After carrying out this work, they demand large amounts of money from the resident.
Please be aware of these traders as a genuine trader will not: Call without an appointment, ask you to go to the bank to withdraw cash, offer to take you to the bank to withdraw cash, ask you to pay in full before the work is complete, insist you to make a decision about the work on the spot or scare you into doing the work.
To report problems involving an suspected Rogue Traders contact Citizens Advice consumer service through their website www.citizenadvice.org.uk for further advice. If you see any thing suspicious in your area you can also contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 non urgent or 999 if an emergency.