Friday, 26 July 2013

Pics from our Hanging Basket Refresher/Social

Just thought we'd share a couple of photos from the hanging basket refresher/social! 
(more photos after the jump, click on this post to view) 
It was a lovely, sunny day, and we were busy from 11AM 'til 3PM when we completely ran out of plants!

Thanks to everyone who joined in, and it's great to see so many lovely hanging baskets on our streets

Hope you enjoyed it!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Blog admin update

Hi all,

In response to points raised in the minutes of the last meeting I have archived past comments and turned off the commenting facility on the blog.

Everyone's voice is still equally valuable in our association, but we recently reached the point where comments on the blog no longer seemed the most effective way of having a constructive discussion, and sometimes it would be better to have a separate 'public face'. The main problem (which I know many people will not have realised) is that this blog does not 'belong' to the committee, and never has. I understand though that it has come to be seen as the official voice of the BSRA, so I agree it needs to change slightly in the way it's organised:

  • The blog will now be for announcements, news and features written largely by and on behalf of the residents' association committee. I have completely handed over my 'ownership' to them. Anything that you'd like to see shared with a wider audience can be emailed directly to This is also the best way of contacting committee members directly.
  • A seperate online discussion forum for neighbourhood issues will be launched shortly, for those of us (for example) not able to get to meetings or who just want to share ideas. Watch this space...
  •  The e-mail distribution list will still be used to share information.
    Join the mailing list by emailing :, but be aware that your replies will go to everyone, not just to the person who sent the original 
  •  You might also like to follow @moss_side on twitter. This is not linked to the committee.
However you choose to communicate, please bear in mind that we are a living, breathing neighbourhood community, and online comments are a poor substitute for talking face to face with another human being. The potential for misinterpreting someone's intentions or for taking offence where none was meant is massive. Be careful out there in the internet.

Ben Hill (129 Rosebery)
Blog Admin

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Minutes of Meeting 9th July

The minutes of the last meeting of the Resident's Association on 9th July are now available to view online

Please email any comments or suggestions to or start a discussion on the googlegroups mailing list (instructions on how to join can be found below)

Click here to view the minutes

Join the mailing list by emailing :
To sign up to the group
1)Go to
2)Click "Apply for group membership"
3)Sign in (or for non google users give some extra info). You shouldn't need a Gmail email address.

Some useful links
Reporting fly-tipping and waste to the council
Local police


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Hanging basket refresher! Sunday 14th July

At yesterday's meeting, it was suggested that some of the hanging baskets planted up last year are looking a bit tired... and dead.

So this Sunday 14th July, there will be an informal replanting session if you would like to join!
Meeting at 11AM on Sunday, on the spare land on Rosebery/Beresford Street (Infusion sales office site)
We are hoping to get some bedding plants from the post office on Hart Road, which Paula has recommended.

The more the merrier, and maybe your kids would like to join in? Do let us know if you're interested, so we can work out how many plants to get. If you can't make the day, but would like your basket to be refreshed, let us know via email or in the comments, and we'll see what we can do.

join the mailing list by emailing :
To sign up to the group
1)Go to
2)Click "Apply for group membership"
3)Sign in (or for non google users give some extra info). You shouldn't need a Gmail email address.

Minutes from the meeting will be available as soon as possible.

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak to our residents, their friends and families that are observing Ramadan!

Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection observed by Muslims, and is characterised by fasting from dawn to sunset. It is also a time for sharing and charity, a time to think of others around us, and to gain knowledge to lead a better life, as well as an opportunity for families and communities to come together for Iftar, the breaking of the fast in the evening.

Best wishes from the Resident's Association at this holy time for you. I hope that we can all find time in our lives to reflect and think of others, and to spend time with families and friends, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Resident's Meeting Reminder - Tues 9th July!

You’re invited to the July Bowes St Residents’ Association meeting
Topics include:
Events/Your Ideas
Funding/Project Ideas
Tuesday 9th July 6.30pm
Fallowfield Library, Platt Lane
Come and share ideas with your community!
If you can’t attend, but would like to be involved
join the mailing list by emailing :