Sunday, October 30, 2016

Work party tomorrow, 3:00...

Hi Brit Neighbours,
We'll assess and repair the damage done to the Greenway by the hundreds of people piled into the Greenway in the dark during the Dusty Flowerpot Halloween event last night … and make plans for fixing things. Lots of trampled plants and new "pathways"...
Unless it's raining like mad at 3:00, we'll be there. Join us if you can.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hi Brit Neighbours,

The Dusty Flowerpot people whose Halloween event two years ago caused the whole Greenway to be trampled … just allowed it to happen again!

Ellen, the Arts & Culture programmer at Britannia, says that she had instructed the event organizers (Dusty Flowerpot) to keep the crowds out of the Greenway and to make sure they stayed down on the paved area in the Britannia courtyard (outside of the library and the info centre). 

When Steve and I went down to see what was happening at about 9:30 tonight, there were literally hundreds of people in the Greenway, walking/standing all over the planted beds.

Anyone who wants to use the Napier Greenway for an event or activity needs to apply to the City for a permit. No one applied for a permit. Brit Neighbours is generally notified if someone has applied for a permit to use the Greenway. The Greenway is never an appropriate venue for an after-dark event because the participants can’t see what they’re stepping on.

Grandview Park was essentially empty tonight and is a big flat greenspace that really works for a crowd. The Greenway doesn’t. In the dark, the plants all get trampled.

Steve and I think that from now on, for any Dusty Flowerpot Halloween event, the garden areas in the Greenway should be fenced off with construction fencing … and the fence rental and installation/removal should be paid for by the event organization (Dusty Flowerpot).

We’ll go down and check out the damage tomorrow in the daylight.

We’re really disappointed and angry. This has happened before (in 2014) and Dusty Flowerpot apologized and swore that it would never happen again.

I’ll report tomorrow on specifically how much damage was done.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Work party in the Greenway, tomorrow (Monday), 3:00

Please come if you can. Leaves to rake! Weeds to pull! Nuts to gather! Decisions to make about what to put in the readied planters!

Monday, October 17, 2016

No work party today!

The forecast is for rain all day. Let's not do it!
See you next week!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Work party tomorrow, 3:00, but only if it's not raining!!

Hope to see you there.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Fwd: Big pile of compost!

We've got a big pile of compost in the Greenway that we need to move. 
So please, if you're around on Monday at 3:00 and not cooking a big Thanksgiving dinner, come join us in a work party to move the compost to its designated spots. Eric covered it with a big tarp so with any luck it hasn't turned to mud, and we're ready to go. Bring a shovel and/or a wheelbarrow if you have them.

Sunday, October 02, 2016

Work party tomorrow (Monday, Oct 3), 3:00

Please join us for a work party in the Greenway tomorrow, 3:00.
I've got quite a few bulbs that we got at the Green Streets Garden Party that we can plant, and we can dig out some more roots in the bamboo/grass planter and strategize about replanting that and doing something with the one next to it.
Cheers and see you tomorrow!