Blooming ahead

Final approval of a £2000 grant from the Derwent Valley Partnership has now been given and 50 tubs have been ordered. For this winter they are being provided this month, ready filled with peat free compost, daffodils and winter pansies. Next year and in the following years [until the tubs fall apart] the Trust will need to purchase plants for summer and winter bedding.

Junior School pupils are going to maintain the 6 tubs outside their gates. We only need a few more volunteers to sign up to plant and maintain 2 or 3 tubs each.

The red dots on the maps show the location of the tubs. [Click on each image to enlarge.]

On Monday, a judge from Northumbria in Bloom came to give advice and suggested that we should first concentrate on the Conservation Area in the centre of the village leading up to and including Snows Green. In future years we hope to expand the area covered by the initiative and enter the Britain in Bloom competition proper.

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