People living in Peasedown were recently invited to take part in the ‘Green Fingers Action Day’ to help plant more than 300 flower bulbs on a popular community space in the village.
The Green has been at the heart of the Frederick and Albert Avenue estates for more than fifty years.
A recent public consultation, organised by Cllr Nathan Hartley, the Residents’ Association and Curo Housing has found that people want to see The Green used more often by the community.
Nathan said: “The Green has always been a popular place for meeting friends, family and for recreational activities.
“Local people are keen to see more though, which is why we put together plans to have a day of planting during the half-term holidays.”
Funded by Curo Housing, the Green Fingers Action Day saw residents plant 300 flower bulbs – a mixture of bluebells and daffodils. Later in November, 10 Silver Birch trees and six shrub plants will also be planted as part of a new fresh look design for the area.
Joy Gosz is Chairman of the Residents’ Association. She said: “It was great to see many people, especially young children, come along and get stuck in. In all, twenty of us took part and planted the bulbs in just under three hours.
“The Green is a community area for everyone, which is why the Residents Association is working on a range of projects with Curo to see more things happening.”
The consultation event, which was held at St John’s Close Hall over the summer also found that residents wanted to see (among other things):
- Picnic tables to be installed;
- A new communal BBQ to be erected;
- The installation of a children’s outside game.
The Residents Association is also in discussions with the Parish Council over the provision of play equipment.
Vice-Chairman, Cllr Karen Walker, commented: “We are pleased to be working with Curo and local residents to see what we can do to further enhance one of Peasedown’s most popular open spaces.
“The Residents Association have worked hard during their first year to organise events, fun days, social events and the recent public consultation.
“The Parish Council is always willing to support community projects such as the recent Green Fingers Action Day.”