The Village Improvement Committee has now launched a new group – Trees for Spondon – to promote tree-planting in the community.
To find out more, click here.
In researching the Spondon Archive book on war memorials, we confirmed that the land which is now South Avenue recreation ground, then called Horse Croft, was bought with donations from the village as a war memorial. It was handed over to the Parish Council in 1922 and is now maintained by the City Council, but there is no indication of its origins. Spondon Archive was successful in a bid for Coop Community Fund money and has already used some of it to plant five trees.
After the publication of the latest Spondon Archive book, we were contacted by a descendant of James Wareing. It soon became clear that the information in the book was the "wrong" James Wareing. With help from the Derbyshire War Memorials project team, we have now found the right one!
Updated details can be found on their website.
These have now been researched by two local volunteers; more details are here.
The Community Council has agreed that Hall hire rates will be increased slightly from the beginning of 2019, because of rising costs. Further details are available here.
The final phase of the Village Improvement Committee's 5 year project is the installation of an information board. We decided to go for an “audio board” rather than a standard text one and, it has to be said, this has proved a little fraught. However, it is now finally fully working.