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New Roof

Posted by Baffins Pond Association on November 22, 2009 at 5:39 AM Comments comments (0)

After 3 years and lots of communication Portsmouth City Council have now completed the roof thanks to Jim Fleming and his part in this& thank you to all those who have help to ensure this has been done especialy Peter Burrad-Lucas from Parks department Portsmouth city council without whose support this may not have been possible.

We also had bonus works all the broken and cracked windows have been replaced and the outside of the old pump house has had a coat of paint this makes the building much more presentable just in time for our christmas event which we are all busy with now.

Our next major project is to enhance the inside of the old pump house to make a start on the long term aim of a study centre.

We are also making a start on our next news letter so if you have any articles pictures or comments please contact us or if you require an advert our charges are £25 quarter page £50 half page & £100 full page first come first served this is for 3,000 copies


Posted by Baffins Pond Association on October 10, 2009 at 5:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we had our pond clearance & litter pick day the turn out for this was a bit dissapointing but those that did attend worked realy hard. It was good to see less items in the pond, but the litter was avalible in large amounts it maked you wonder what people do with their rubbish at home there floor must be littered with it all !! The weather was good again and free hot food and drink was offered to all helpers thankyou too them all


Posted by baffinspondassociation on September 17, 2009 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The roof is soon to be repaired the work shold start Monday 21st September 2009 and is expected to take about 2 weeks


Entrance Make over

Posted by Baffins Pond Association on August 26, 2009 at 7:31 PM Comments comments (0)

The entrance to the toilet & kitchen area have now been decorated a new rear door & frame has been fitted with a slope instead of a step this will make access better and the area much improved the building work was done by local builder Dean Broad another excellant job the slope was also constructed by him. The decorating was done by Clint (gnommie)  with help from his children & wife Karen


Chris(topher) karen & Clints son has painted the sleepers on the raised beds & John Taylor has made a start painting the tables & Benches


The broken & cracked windows in the pump house have been replaced by contractors for Portsmouth City Council & hopefully work will soon begin on the roof


A new drinks cabinet & freezer have been ordered & should arrive soon


Thanks to Margaret Madgwick, Jackie Early, Edna Lee,Vicky Benham for opening the tea room during the school holidays


special thanks to Karen (GF), Clint (Gnommie), Chris(topher) & bumbley Bee  (Haillie-Jade) for all their hard work opening the tea room decorating arranging events


Posted by baffinspondassociation on April 25, 2009 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Our A.G.M. took place today and was better attended than last year but it was mostly the usual participants our membership is continuing to grow our volunteers do not seem to increase our junior section also needs improving some thing for us all to work towards over the comming months. There is plenty to do so dont be shy I sure if you wish to help there are many jobs that YOU can do use the contact page to find out more or just pop along on a saturday between 12pm & 4pm we are located in the compound next to the childrens play area Baffins pond 

Easter egg hunt

Posted by baffinspondassociation on April 12, 2009 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

What a great day over 230 egg hunters we under estimated and not all entrants got an egg but they still got chocolate of some kind Our thanks to Tesco @ North Harbour who allowed us to purchase 200 eggs at the discount price normally only 10 per customer

Many thanks also to ALL our helpers who made it such a great day the weather held off for most of it

Take a look at our pictures and see the bonnett entries not as well subscribed to but we hope for more next year

Pond clearance March 2009

Posted by baffinspondassociation on March 29, 2009 at 1:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to all those that helped with the litter pick and pond clearance on Saturday 28th the weather was good to us and We were very suprised how little we found in the pond only one bike a road sign one traffic cone a bag and few other small items. The other areas around the pond including the new wetlands however were covered in litter as one helper said I dibn't think so much litter would be found in such a small area.mostly sweet wrappers plastic bags bottles and cans We are sure its not just children. So if YOU see anyone dropping litter explain to them the damage it does to the enviroment and there are plenty of bins avalible for use so there realy is no excuse again thank you to all the helpers a good job well done !

New Hot water

Posted by baffinspondassociation on March 24, 2009 at 6:22 AM Comments comments (0)

Our kichen has now been given a great make over the ceiling lowered to conceal the pipes and make the area easier to keep clean a new drinks water heater and hot water system has also been installed the works on the ceiling by local trader Dean Broad His advert can be found in this years news letter Decoration by Gems(Paul Burrans), Nicky Rice (who also did most of the deep clean) & Dave Rew. Paint for walls donated by Vicki Benham. Installation of water system kindly provided free of charge by Many thanks to all

Dean Broard also provided a bricky to lay the blocks for our improved compost area foundations laid by Paul Burrans Dean Herring and Jnr Liam Holdaway