FEBRUARY 2017 NEWS.
Out With The Old, In With The New!
With Christmas 2016 all packed away and our yearly stocktake complete, we are now focusing on the new season ahead. As you enter the Garden Centre, you will see how our Easter & Spring products have really brightened up the place and downstairs in our Leisure Department, the first signs of garden furniture and BBQs are appearing. So while we still have a couple of months of unsettled weather ahead, we’ll help you get prepared for those BBQ garden parties or lazy days relaxing in the warm sun! It may not seem like it at the moment but they are coming!
Diamond Wedding Congratulations!
Two of our regular customers, Bill & Joyce celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on the 29th December 2016. They came in to show us some of their beautiful wedding photographs and share some of their wedding day tales. Among the cards they received from friends & family was a very special one, sent from The Queen, congratulating them on their anniversary.
Steeltech Sheds & Garden Rooms
We are very excited to welcome a new concession to the Poplars site. Steeltech Sheds, a leading manufacturer of garden sheds, garages and garden rooms was established in 1984 by Founder Sean Brett. They should be up & running & open for business this month. So if you are looking for a custom built steel shed, garage, summer house, workshop or home office with a 20 year guarantee then come along and have a chat with the guys from Steeltech or visit their website at www.steeltechsheds.ie.
Rotary Club of Flitwick Vale Charity Cheque Presentation Dinner
The Restaurant@Poplars was proud to be selected by the Rotary Club of Flitwick Vale for its charity cheque presentation dinner. Many of Poplar’s customers contributed to the Rotary Club’s Christmas float when it visited the Centre. The float gives enormous pleasure to the community and has now been operating for over 40 years, with some of the organisers being involved throughout that time. Cheques totalling £4,000 were handed out to local organisations from youth clubs to senior citizen’s groups and school PTA’s.
Flower Arranging Evening Tuesday 28th March 2017
The Inner Wheel Club of Flitwick Vale are busy fund raising again. They are organising a Flower Arranging Evening at the Rufus Centre in Flitwick with popular local flower arranger & hospice supporter Neil Gurney. Tickets are £10 each and can be purchased through Cheryl Straughan on 01525 715092. The proceeds of the event will go to the various Inner Wheel charities. Please contact Cheryl if you would like to take part in what looks like being a very interesting evening. The evening will start at 7.30pm with light refreshments served.
Craft & Play 10am-11am at the Restaurant@Poplars
Looking for something to do with the kids or grandkids on a Saturday morning? Why not pop along to the Restaurant@Poplars and join in a Café Craft session for children aged 1-12 years. There are lots of fun activities to choose from so while the kids are busy getting crafty, you can sit back and have a crafty cuppa yourself! Sessions cost just £3.50 per child and this includes all the materials and tools needed and an end of play snack to decorate. Sessions run from 10am-11am so to book your child a place, contact Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Facebook at craftandplaytoday. Also look out for activities during half-term and Easter!