Upcoming meeting: Thursday 3rd August

Love food, hate waste

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With food waste costing the average family nearly £700 a year, it’s time to get food savvy in the kitchen!

The Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency (GCDA) with Good Food in Greenwich are teaming up with the Woolwich and Plumstead Roses for an evening of tips, hints and ideas to use up the last of the sorry looking veggies in your fridge, the wallowing crust in the bread bin, or the food approaching its use-by date.

We’ll be rustling up a few tasty dishes to show you how to divert some of these delicious morsels from the bin onto your plate too, some come along and find out why food isn’t rubbish!

Raffle round-up

The summer months inevitably mean more members on their hols and a slightly lower turnout than other points in the year so, for this reason, we’ve pressed pause on the raffle at the last couple of meetings.

This is OK as we raised over £500 at the Plumstead Make Merry (!) but, even so, we can’t afford to be slack on the fundraising front.

We want to hold a fabulous big raffle at our first birthday do on Thursday 7th September 2017 so urge you to look for some extra special prizes to donate to that if at all possible to bring the raffle back with a bang! Get your thinking caps on…

Plans for our November meeting!

We’ve got a very exciting meeting lined up for November which is a change from what we published in our programme earlier in the year.

In a nutshell, local MP Matthew Pennycock would like to host a visit for the Woolwich and Plumstead Roses to the Houses of Parliament!

Timings for this are yet to be confirmed but:

  • We want people to be in Parliament and through security by 19:30 ideally (awaiting final timings from Matt’s office but we may have the room from 19:00).
  • People can go straight to Parliament if possible (advice would be to aim to get there between 18:30 and 19:00 to clear security. Early birds can kill time by looking at Westminster Hall/helping set up the room).
  • We are looking at arranging a coach from Woolwich Town Hall at 6pm (so say 17:30 for 18:00?).
  • We are looking at arranging a coach back to Woolwich at the end of the event (21:30/22:00).
  • The venue/ meeting can accommodate 60 people. If the coach can accommodate, we can extend entry to guests.

So, in order to press ahead, we need to know the answers to these questions:

  • Who would be interested in this event?
  • If we arranged a coach to leave from Plumstead to go to the Houses of Parliament, who would want a lift there?
  • If we arranged a coach to return to Plumstead from the Houses of Parliament who want want a lift back?
  • If there was space, who would like to bring a guest?

The best way to give us responses is by filling in this online survey, it’ll take you two minutes.

The Roses approach their first birthday

Can you believe it has almost been one whole year since we officially formed?

Cake and birthdays go hand in hand (of course!) so how better than to celebrate than with a massive BAKE OFF!

Further details to be revealed very soon but the more cake, the better, and it’ll all be done with lots of good humour, we’re sure.

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