2020 Photo Competition Launched

 

2020 Virtual Photo Competition 

 

2020 has been a heck of a year for us humans but it’s also been a terrible year for the world’s wildlife with wildfires in California, in Southern Europe and Australia and now in Colorado, killing billions of animals and insects world-wide.  

 

We have all seen devastating floods, huge temperature swings from one day to the next and massive habitat losses, all of which have a huge negative impact on wildlife’s ability to thrive.

Did you know?

 

“Private gardens in Britain cover twice as much land area as Britain’s nature reserves.”

 

So, with wildlife in such a perilous  position and many of us staying at home due to Covid-19 and spending much more time in our gardens (if we are lucky enough to have one), it seems that now is an ideal time to choose 

 

   “Wildlife in the Garden 2020” 

 

as the theme for our Virtual Photo Competition 2020.  Maybe you have a bird feeder and caught some shots of visiting birds, or lots of butterflies visited your flower beds, or you had birds nesting in the garden, or spotted dragonflies, or colourful beetles or drunk wasps gorging on the windfalls. Whatever wildlife you managed to capture during 2019/2020, we’d love you to enter it and maybe it will give us a good idea of what types of wildlife we have in our area.

We are aiming to create a virtual calendar which will be hosted on mintingandgautby.co.uk

The overall winner will be awarded  

£100  voucher 

to spend in either the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, Woodland Trust or World-Wide Fund for Nature’s online shops.  

 

You still have until end of the year to spot awesome wildlife in your garden!

 

 More information can be found here:

https://mintingandgautby.co.uk/3409-2/ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give nature a home

Get your personalised plan today to give nature a home today.

It will include 6 tailored activities that you can do to make your outdoor space the perfect wildlife patch. It doesn’t matter whether you have a huge garden or a few window boxes, you’ll get brilliant ideas to help bees, butterflies and birds. By Giving Nature a Home you’ll be helping your local wildlife and you’ll be part of a nationwide effort to support nature. Get your plan today.Y

Concert at Minting Village Hall CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Minting Village Hall announce their next Live and Local/Rural Touring EventDaisy Chapman show at Minting Village Hall – Thursday March 26th, 2020 What sums up the Show? A well-travelled and extremely talented singer-songwriter, Daisy Chapman’s powerful voice is backed by her very fine classical piano playing and Sue Lord’s soaring violin, with her equally powerful narrative song-writing ranging from the intimate to the epic. For more info on the Show

Show at Minting

CANCELLED

Minting Village Hall announce their next Live and Local/Rural Touring Event

Daisy Chapman show at Minting Village Hall – Thursday March 26th, 2020
What sums up the Show?
A well-travelled and extremely talented singer-songwriter, Daisy Chapman’s powerful voice is backed by her very fine classical piano playing and Sue Lord’s soaring violin, with her equally powerful narrative song-writing ranging from the intimate to the epic.

CANCELLED

 

Minting Village Hall announce their next Live and Local/Rural Touring Event

Daisy Chapman show at Minting Village Hall – Thursday March 26th, 2020
What sums up the Show?
A well-travelled and extremely talented singer-songwriter, Daisy Chapman’s powerful voice is backed by her very fine classical piano playing and Sue Lord’s soaring violin, with her equally powerful narrative song-writing ranging from the intimate to the epic.

Free Trees Collected

Free Trees – thank you to everyone who collected their trees today. With your support, Minting, Gautby & District Heritage Society granted-aided by Lincolnshire County Council’s Community Wildlife Grant have added 108 trees to Minting and Gautby this week and they are the following varieties:

Rowan
Hornbeam
Oak
Wild Service
Lime
Spindle
Crab apple
Holly
silver birch
Field maple
Black Poplar
Red Oak
Wild Pear
Beech

It’s a small but significant contribution to capturing carbon and hopefully it inspires more of us to plant more trees, if we can.

Free Trees Collection

The new date for Free Tree Collection for those who have ordered them is Sat Jan 11th 2-3pm at Minting Village Hall car park. 

FREE TREE DAY postponed

Free Tree Day Postponed due to ground conditions


We were handing out Free Trees to applicants on November 30th 2019 at Minting Village Hall Car Park 2-3pm, however, ground conditions mean or supplier hasn’t been able to get on to the fields.  As soon as we can have our trees, we will re-arrange the date and let everyone know.  A list of trees being offered can be downloaded here https://mintingandgautby.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Free-Tree-List.pdf      

It’s not too late to apply for a free tree by email mintinggautbyheritagesociety@gmail.com

 

Plant a Tree or Two

Plant at Tree or Two


Just to let you know that the Heritage Society has received a promise of grant funding from Lincolnshire County Council towards the costs of trees and we have identified several native tree species which we shall be offering applicants the choice of.  We are just finalising the details and will soon we emailing applicants with details of each tree (height, features etc.) to ask them to choose a tree. We expect to hand out trees on Saturday November 30th, 2019.

It’s not too late to apply for a free tree by email mintinggautbyheritagesociety@gmail.com 

 

A Working Party of the Parish Council has been formed and is being co-ordinated by Sarah Smith.  The group will be investigating the
possibility of a community pub project.  If you have any questions or would like to be involved, please contact Sarah Smith  at sarahmaryanne@aol.com