Macmillan Afternoon Tea
We will be holding our usual Afternoon Tea to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of their World's Biggest Coffee Morning event.
Yes, we're a bit different, holding an afternoon tea as part of a coffee morning! If nothing else, this means you don't have to choose between us and another event - you can come to both.
2pm to 4pm on Friday September 28.
General Data Protection Regulations
Yes, like every other organisation and business, the Friends are subject to GDPR. Fortunately, our use of data is extremely limited, and our Data Policy can be correspondingly brief. At present, this is in draft form, and will be considered for adoption at our AGM (September 29). You can download a copy of the draft.
Cobbett Birthday Party
As usual in early May, we had a party to mark Cobbett Road Library's birthday (79 this year). The theme was plants and gardening, and you can see full details on the Events & Talks Archive page.
Sadly, a few days earlier, Dot Winteridge died. There are details of the funeral service at Cobbett.
On Saturday April 7 we celebrated 100 years of women's suffrage. See the Events & Talks Archive page for more information.
Our gardeners have been successful in applying for a Community Chest grant from the City Council. The funds will be used to improve the beds around the Library, to turn the small enclosed area at the back of the building into a pleasant seating area and to provide additional planting near the statue. Plants will be chosen, in part, to cope with the heavily-polluted air at this busy road junction, and should make a contribution to absorbing that pollution.
This work is underway. The free-standing courtyard walls have been pressure-washed, and received a coat of masonry paint. The bricks are the London Rustic type with a wavy pattern, used in many Southampton buildings. Their surface detail means they used up far more paint than plain ones would have done!
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