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events
Save Chaucer Fields Group Mid-Summer picnic
picnicSunday 16th July : from 12 noon to 5pm.
Organised with the Abbots Mill Project and Canterbury Greenpeace, and supported by the Save Chaucer Fields group, their Mid-Summer picnictakes place this coming sunday, midday onwards. Come and rejoice in this wonderful open space right on our doorsteps. Bring the family, bring friends, bring a picnic, bring an instrument, bring some games and share in the summer fun. In addition to the usual combination of chat, play and music, this year theye will also take the opportunity to discuss the Uuniversity of Kent's campus masterplan, which threatens to 'develop' this and other currently unspoilt parts of the local landscape that surround the core university campus. All are welcome from the local and university communities. More details and also here.
Chaucer Fields, University Road, CT2 7FG Canterbury
League of Friends of the K & C Hospital St. Stephen’s & St. Dunstan’s Group
Friends
Strawberry Tea
Friday 21st July : from 3 to 5pm.

The League of Friends of the Kent & Canterbury Hospital St. Stephen’s and St. Dunstan’s Group are holding a Strawberry Tea on Friday 21st July between 3pm - 5 pm at 60 St. Stephen’s Hill, Canterbury CT2 7AR. Unusually we are holding the tea on a FRIDAY afternoon. Harry and Sheila will be really pleased to see you, if you can make it along.
Raffle Ticket £5.
Open Gardens Day: thoughts & thanks
OGD
I, (Pauline), have been thinking about why we planned the St.Stephen's Residents' Association Open Garden Day and, although two charities (Canterbury and District Early Years Project and Porchlight) will benefit, it was really meant as a way for us to meet as neighbours and friends and, from what I saw, it was a success. Several of you have emailed to say you enjoyed the chance to see such incredibly varied gardens but also said how lovely it was to meet neighbours.

It's hard to know where to start with my thanks. First, it must be the generous members who opened their fabulous gardens and the committee members and supporters who 'guarded a garden', baked delicious cakes and helped with the teas. Then I must thank Graham and Angela for providing the teas and then entertaining tired garden owners until around eight o'clock. Finally, thank you to those members who supported us and admired our gardens. I don't think there is a gardener in the world who doesn't love to hear someone say, 'Your garden is wonderful! '.

Next year, it will be the turn of St Stephen's Road, Hill, Close, Court and Green, Tyler Close and Hales Drive. Plenty of time to prepare, in the meantime enjoy some views of the day (below), more pictures on the gardening page.

open gardens
St Stephen’s : Litter-Pick - Saturday 4th March
litterWe held a very successful early spring litter pick on March 4th as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean.

We picked up 18 sacks of litter, a full length mirror, a child’s scooter, an owl money box, a ‘silver’ cake stand and a bathroom sink! 20 residents helped during the afternoon, and we left our neighbourhood a lot cleaner and tidier.

Huge thanks to all who turned out to help including our two ward councillors, Sally Waters and Terry Westgate.
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