Have you noticed the waist-high tree stumps, stripped of their bark, that have been appearing on our streets? Elm disease, which we all thought would never reach us in Brighton & Hove is now a reality and we need to know what we can do about it.
This is why the Prestonville Community Association has arranged for Alister Peters, City Arboriculturalist to come and explain how elm disease is getting into the city, how to recognize the signs, and what can be done about it.
7.30-8.30, Tuesday, 7 NOVEMBER
St Luke’s Church, 64 Old Shoreham Road, BN1 5DD
The PCA will also be launching its new Street Trees Fund, to ensure that the lost elms can be replaced.
“Knowing Sarah is visiting really lifts my day. She is cheerful, dependable, caring and good at pushing wheel chairs! We have really good conversations and never stop talking.”
This is what Bea says about Sarah, a volunteer she met through the Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS), the befriending scheme run by the local charity Impetus, which helps people who are isolated or lonely in Brighton & Hove. Bea had contacted NCS when, in her early nineties, she could no longer get out of the house. She was still mentally active and wanted to have real conversations about what was going on in the world.
Sarah enjoys learning about Bea’s life, and likes the fact that she is really open and easy to talk to. When she had worked as a carer, she had not had time to chat with the people she visited.
If, like Bea, it is hard for you to get out and you would like some company; or if like Sarah you would like to develop a nice friendship with someone you would not otherwise meet, why not get in touch and find out more?
Tel. 01273 775888