May member update- subs due!


The Bingham Park gardeners will be back in action this coming Saturday (7th May) between 09.30 and 12.00, do come and join in.

Message from Lyn, our ‘gardening guru’…..

The flowerbeds are looking very colourful with a variety of plants in flower, and with plenty of ground cover there isn’t  too much weeding to do, some suggestions!

Northampton bed

– dead head the camellia  i.e. where the lovely white flowers have turned brown

– a little bit of weeding in front of the bird bath

Carlyle bed

– trim and weed the grass that is, as ever, encroaching into the flowerbed

– weeding underneath the bird feeder

– pulling up any bindweed that has started to pop up

Some lovely wild flowers bordering the boundary fence to Northampton Road gardens have emerged which has added extra colour to the park and is encouraging bees and butterflies.

Do come along on Saturday.  We’d love to see you.


Held last week, turnout was a bit ‘thin’.  Minutes are currently in production, and will be available soon.

Subscriptions held at £4 with additional donations for our projects made by many much appreciated and a great help in supporting Hanging Baskets, Festive Lights, Poppies etc

No one has, yet(!), stepped forwards to help with our existing vacancies (Projects, Social Events and Planning Monitor), do make contact if you wish to know more.

Phil (Editor) and Colin (Advertising) have decided to step down after more than 6 years producing the ASPRA magazine, their last edition (currently in production) is aimed for the end of May.

Many thanks and congratulations to them both for all of their hard work over the years.

Please do have a think about stepping forwards for either of these vacancies, the Committee has already discussed how the roles could perhaps be split into smaller parcels to help share the load so do get in touch to chat about either of these roles. and/or


Your membership subscription is, as always, due ‘after the AGM’.  Traditionally a ‘subs envelope’ is delivered, along with the latest magazine to all of the circa2000 households in the ASPRA area, by your hardworking road rep.  These then find their way, suitably filled with perhaps a ‘little something extra’ towards our Projects, back via your reps to keep our records up to date.

Increasingly, more and more members are making direct payments to the ASPRA account, (20-24-61  50802549) which is a great help for all involved.  Please do therefore consider making your payment directly (remembering to include your house number and road as a reference) rather than perhaps waiting for the envelope to arrive.  For any updates to your information, email address etc please let your rep know or email