Appeal for donations to fund £11,000 village planter project

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We are asking for your urgent help and support to launch a new look to the London Road which we have researched carefully over the past few months.

We propose to line either side of the road with six large 'self watering planters' which will be professionally planted, watered and maintained on an annual summer and winter basis.

With Parish Council budget restraints in this current period we seek to launch this first year through individual resident donations to help the 'look' of the Village for 2017/2018 season and then to incorporate the ongoing planting and maintenance regime into the Parish Council budget for April 2018 and beyond.

We need £11,000.00 to fund the planters and the planting/maintenance for this first year and to do this we need to ask for the generosity of 185 local residents to assist the fund with either:-

  • A Bank Standing Order of £5.00 per month for one year
  • Or a Cheque for £60.00 as a one off payment

Each Parish Councillor has agreed to contribute and each has been asked to approach friends, family and other residents for a similar commitment. If you are reading this then they have chosen you in the hope you might be willing to assist yourself and encourage your friends to help too. In so doing it is hoped that we can reach our target quickly and help to make the centre of our Village look really beautiful for the coming season and beyond.

There is already huge support and in addition to generous donations we have an anonymous donor who has so kindly 'underwritten' the entire cost whilst the fund raising continues, so that we can pay our suppliers promptly at the start of the 'planter season' which is early June. Our suppliers are completing our order now - to make it all happen! All we need is your agreement to be part of this project.

In return for your kindness and support you will each have your name engraved on a brass plate which will be housed in a special display cabinet sited on the London Road as a lasting memorial to your generosity.

Let us all join together to make Alderley Edge 'look the part'. - Thank you for reading this and for supporting.

If you would like to support this the Alderley Edge London Road Planter Project please send the following information to" The Clerk, AEPC, Planters, Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR.
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NAME (as you would like it to appear on the brass plate) .......................................................................................

CONTACT NUMBER................................................

EMAIL ADDRESS...........................................................................

Please either send a cheque, made payable to Friends of the Festival Hall for £60.00

Or confirm that you have instructed your bank to pay £5.00 / month for 12 months to Friends of the Festival Hall,* commencing on 1st June 2017.

*(We are using this bank account for the Project, to save opening a new one, which can take months)
Bank Address: Barclays Bank plc, 22 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7EA
Sort Code: 20-53-77; Account Number: 63095517
Donations Postal Address: The Clerk, AEPC, Planters, Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge SK9 7HR

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James MacDonald
Friday 19th May 2017 at 10:49 pm
£11,000. Isn't it a bit late for an April fool? I'd like to see a full breakdown of the costs.
Mike Dudley-Jones
Saturday 20th May 2017 at 6:57 pm
THE LONDON ROAD PLANTER PROJECT

PLANTERS

12 x Aquafeed Octagonal Planter Black W1200cms x H750cms @ £357.19 £4286.25
VAT £857.25

TOTAL £5143.50

PLANTING, WATERING, MAINTENANCE – SUMMER: June - October

12 x Aquafeed Octagonal Planters - Summer Planting @£90.00 - £1080.00
Watering and Maintenance
(Weekly Reservoir top up 220 litres per container) £1200.00
Weed and Pest Control. £100.00

TOTAL – (PLANTING, MAINTENANCE and WEED) £2380.00
Less 10% Annual Contract Discount £2142.00
VAT £428.00

TOTAL SUMMER PLANTING £2570.00

PLANTING, WATERING, MAINTENANCE – AUTUMN: October - May

12 x Aquafeed Octagonal Planters - Autumn Planting @£90.00 - £1080.00
Watering and Maintenance
(Reduced Reservoir top up 220 litres per container less 25%) £900.00
Weed and Pest Control. £100.00

TOTAL - PLANTING, MAINTENANCE and WEED £2080.00
Less 10% Annual Contract Discount £1872.00
VAT £374.40

TOTAL AUTUMN PLANTING £2246.40

BRASS PLAQUE Engraving and Cabinet (estimate) - incl. VAT £1000.00


TOTAL PLANTERS and MAINTENANCE 2017/18 £10,959.90
TOTAL PLANTING AND MAINTENANCE 2018/19 £4,816.00
Alan Brough
Sunday 21st May 2017 at 10:21 pm
Sounds like a reasonable way of making the village look lovely and commemorating your name, or that of a loved-one, to posterity.

A really nice idea I'd say.
Helen Gaughan
Monday 22nd May 2017 at 10:06 pm
And whilst as a charity I am unable to contribute I will , as I've promised on a previous thread to water and look after any baskets/tubs within my shop's vicinity ... And as Craig can vouch for all the green-fingers who are planting up , you are free to use my facilities for hot water and soap !! If I'm not in , just say I said so .... ☺️

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