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Bulb Planting in Idle

October 13, 2011 2:43 PM

Children fromThorpePrimary School, residents of Stonebridge Sheltered Housing, local councillors and David Ward MP are planting daffodils in Idle village on Friday 14th October 2011 at 11.00am.

Lib Dem Councillor for Idle and Thackley. Jeanette Sunderland said,

"Local people have told us about the places they wanted to see planted with spring flowers. We have got help with planting from children from Thorpe Primary School and residents from Stonebridge. It will be great to see the results of their hard work in the spring.

This project is one of several ideas that local people have for promoting the idea of Idle in Bloom. Over the next few months we will be encouraging people to get together and adopt a piece of green space or a flowerbed and help to smarten it up.

We've got some money available but really this is not about money; its about people reclaiming where they live and improving it.

A good example of this is on the High Street where a couple of really tatty planters were cleaned of weeds by the local councillors and then adopted by a local business. The shop owners will keep the planters tidy and weed free and the businesses and residents get a couple of great looking planters that regularly get tidied up.

Idle is Bloom is not about the old fashioned mass planting of expensive annual flowers; more of a community taking ownership and making the place look better."

David Ward MP said,

"I'm delighted to help with the digging and making the place look brighter and I'd like to say a really big thank you to the children, local residents, councillors, the Neighbourhood Wardens and officers of the Council who have helped bring the event together."