• East Haven Heritage and Garden Group is a working group of East Haven Together. It is co-ordinated by Anne Bancroft, Sandie Wright and Wendy Murray.

  • Our work is supported by RHS and is underpinned by the three pillars as described by Beautiful Scotland.

  • People of all ages and all abilities from within the village and beyond are encouraged to work together and enjoy activities which make East Haven a great place to live and visit.

  • Our Garden areas. Horticulture

  • Our Heritage. Environmental responsibility

  • Working Together. Community Participation

Here are our key priorities within each of the three pillars.  Scroll down to review our progress month by month over the last year.

Our Garden Areas - Horticulture

1. We will develop sustainable planting and ensure that all new plants are obtained from sustainable sources.

2. We will provide horitultural guidance via the web-site and our community group to ensure that we do the right things at the right time to give our plants and gardens the best chance of survival. We have developed an annual maintenence plan below.

3. Our community garden areas extend across the village sqaure area and under the tunnel to our new Heritage point and other areas along coastal paths.

4. We work in partnership with Angus Council, Catchment Tay Ltd, Scottish Natural Heritage and Tayside Bio-diversity partnership. 

5. We will try and make the most of all our open spaces and public areas - "greener streets better lives"

Annual Maintainence Plan

 

Horticulture

Spring

Summer

Grass-

Check areas for damage and repair grass where required

Water new turf areas especially top of wall. Cut and edge regularly

Beds-

Weed small seedlings. Stake plants where required. Remove weeds from pebble beds.

Water to base of plants. Weed any larger weeds that were missed and kill convolvulus and mares tale.  Concentrate on weeds behind railway fence

Climbers and Roses

Thin out stems that are growing in the wrong place.Prune and Feed roses

Enjoy flowers, dead head and tie in any waving stems.

Shrubs-

Each plant has different requirements. Generally cut back stems which have flowered.

Enjoy

Plants

Weed regularly. Bring on seedlings and plug plants. Bedding plants need planting out end of May early June.

Water and dead head flowering plants regularly.

Weed regularly.

Trees

Pick up dead leaves. Check staking and ties for rubbing and effectiveness

Enjoy

General

Organise potting shed

 

 

Horticulture

Autumn

Winter

Grass-

 

Try not to walk on grass in frosty conditions

Beds-

Mulch with 2 inches of weed free compost from the council. September/October - remove bedding plants and replace with spring bulbs

Enjoy the grass seed heads

 Winter forking if not too frosty

Climbers and Roses

Feed if required with slow release fertilizer.

late winter/early spring cut back previous years stems that have flowered.

Shrubs-

Finished flowering - cut off dead heads and trim excessive growth.

Mulch 

Plants

Plant spring bulbs

Plan for next year. Order materials and bedding plant plugs

Trees

Every three years cut back Willows. Prune dead, diseased, dying wood shape as required.

enjoy

General

Stain shed. Clean out before winter.

Clean, oil, sharpen tools. Maintain mower. 

 

Our Heritage - Environmental Responsibility

1. We will focus on conservation, sustainability and bio-diversity in our planting and management of areas. we will support SNH to manage the SSSI by specal cutting regimes.

2. We will manage our resources to reduce impact on the environment. We will reuse, reduce and recycle wherever possible e.g recycled soil enricher, bio-solid pellets and recycled materials for our projects. 

3. We will maintain responsibility for our Heritage Boards, Eric's bridge, Cairn, 'Wee Gallery' at the Heritage Point', dry stone walls and our natural heritage too.  

4.  We have a comprehensive programme in place to tackle littering of all types and you may wish to read more about this on our web-page, Beautiful East Haven. Also check our diary of events for clean ups.

5. We are proud of our commmunity and we are pleased that other people want to help us take pride in it too. If you have any other ideas about what we can do to enhance our programme of activities do let us know. 

6. We work in partnership with Clean up Angus, Clean up Scotland and Marine Conservation Scotland. Also, Scottish Natural Heritage and the RSPB and Tayside Biodiversity Forum.

Annual Maintainence Plan

 

Heritage

Environment

Spring

Summer

Boats

Wash down boats and touch up paintwork as required.

Check boats and clean and repair as required

Littering

Beach cleans and litter collections. Clean Europe Day. Beach clean surveys. Prevent and Pick up 3

Beach clean and litter collection in collaboration with Carnoustie Canine Capers

Dog Fouling

Check notices on coastal paths.

Collect dog waste when required

Handout bags and promote positive dog management Collect dog waste when required. Campaigns.

Signage

Street Furniture

Work in partnership with Angus Council to review street furniture and signage

Remove, Paint and upgrade as required.

SSSI Management

Consult with SNH

Begin cutting regime on SSSI end of August early Sept.

Heritage

Check heritage boards. Check and repair walls. Stain bridge.

Check Heritage boards.

Funding

 Apply for grants as appropriate

Review funding needs

 

Heritage

Environment

Autumn

Winter

Boats

Check boats and clean and repair as required

 

Littering

Litter collections daily

Formal Beach cleans monthly

Update calendar of events for following year. Litter collections

Dog Fouling

Handout bags and promote positive dog management. Collect dog waste when req

Raise awareness about increased dog fouling over winter

Signage

Street Furniture

 Review signs and steet furniture

 

SSSI Management

 Cut yellow rattle as agreed with SNH

 

Heritage

Stain Erics bridge. Repair.

Check and repair walls

 

Funding

Make funding applications for following year

 


  

 

Working Together - Community Participation

1. Working together is key to our success. Catchment Tay ltd have donated a community potting shed (The Bothy) which enables us to store tools and work together on planting projects.

2. We will continue to raise awareness of our activities and the importance of each element of the three pillars. We will contine to work with people of all ages and abilities and other community groups and organisations across Scotland as we pursue our activities. 

3. We will continue to involve all those who share our interests and aspirations in making East Haven a great place to live and visit. We have developed an e-mail group of interested people from both within and outwith the village.

4. We will encourage year round acitivities and events and these will be listed in our diary of events, on our notice board and other social media. 

5. We will continue to apply for grants to support and sustain any new activities.

  • Gold Award in 2015 and the trophy for overall winner in the coastal village category

  • Winner of the Jim Murdie trophy for sustainability 2015

  • August 2015

  • August 2015

  • August 2015

  • August 2015

    Our garden has burst into bloom and is attracting all kinds of wild life.

  • August 2015

    Charles has dug out this overgrown area and planted hundreds of spring bulbs

  • August 2015

    We only planted our wild flower seeds in June and look at them now!

  • July 2015

    We have extended and enhanced our dinghy area.

  • July 2015

    Our community herb bed is looking and smelling wonderful

  • July 2015

    The herbaceous bed at the Bothy is thriving.

  • July 2015

    Our water feature in the wild life garden

  • July 2015

    We have fruit growing on our bushes and the marrows and runner beans are flourishing

  • July 2015

    Who would have thought that Ian only laid this turf less than a month ago?

  • June 2015

    Our boat - the Sisters restored to it's former glory after taking a battering over the winter from both the weather and our visitors

  • June 2015

    Hugh Scott has worked tirelessly over the last couple of months painstakingly restoring the boat.

  • June 2015

    The completed bug hotel

  • June 2015 - A visit from Carnoustie Cubs

  • Learning to plant in the garden

  • Learning how to build a bug hotel

  • A water feature May 2015

  • Ivy and alpine flowers in the wall - May 2015

  • Bluebells and woodlands plants - May 2015

  • May 2015- Our beautiful new fisherman's garden is complete

  • Complete with lobster creel

  • Raised herb bed

  • May 2015 - Our Lovely red tulips

  • May 2015 -Digging over and raking new garden areas

  • May 2015 - Putting in raised beds

  • April 2015 - Rod builds Hedgehog boxes

  • April 2015 - we dig in our new slow release fertiliser -Bio-solids

  • April 2015 - we lay wheelchair accessible paths around the Bothy

  • February 2015 - Beach cleans and litter pick ups

  • March 2015 our first garden party of the year

  • March 2015 - putting up bird boxes

  • 16th November 2014

    Half a ton of soil enricher forked into the sandy soil at the head of the cycle path. Six more trees planted in the village.

  • 16th November 2014

    An experiment. Half of our geraniums lifted and potted to protect for next year. The other half left in the ground to see if they will grow again next year.

  • 16th November 2014

    Hundreds of bulbs now planted all over the village square area

14th October 2014 -
Ten volunteers were out in the gardens this afternoon and made quick work of removing all the bedding plants to make way for planting bulbs. The annuals have been amazing this year and have flowered for such a long time. Probably a combination of the mild weather we have had and also the fact that we were late planting them out. Sad to lose the colour but of course it is exciting to look ahead to the spring and anticipate new growth and all our spring bulbs.

  • Oct 2014

    Charles and Dick cutting back the high branches from the trees.

  • Oct 2014

    Andy pruning back the shrubs and cutting back the overgrowth

  • Oct 2014

    Alasdair taking it all away in the trailer

25th September 2014

The Heritage and Garden Group are working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) to undertake special cutting of the SSSI site to promote growth of the Greater Yellow Rattle (GYR). This involves cutting grasses and other species in and around the GYR to certain heights to encourage dispersal of the GYR seeds. Further work to be carried out in a weeks time. As East Haven is the only place in Scotland were the GYR grows naturally we are keen to do everything we can to protect and promote this unique plant.