Thursday, October 04, 2012

Community bulb planting in Holme on Spalding Moor

The entrance to Holme on Spalding Moor will look a whole lot brighter next spring when the 8,000 daffodil bulbs planted over the past weekend grow and come into flower.  The Parish Council had originally put forward the idea, and the idea ‘grew’ to include sponsorship and using offenders serving their community sentences to do the heavy work.
This is a really great example of what can be done when people and organisations work together, and follows a lot of other good community driven projects we see in Holme on Spalding Moor.  It is right that offenders on the Community Payback scheme are actually seen serving their sentence and their labour is put to meaningful use – and to see them on the side of the road in their bright orange vests did exactly that.
A big thank you to all those Parish Councillors, members of the community, the cadets, and young people, who all came to help plant the daffodil bulbs.  I sure it's going to make a stunning view to the entrance of the village next springtime.
Appreciation must also go to Allensway Recycling Ltd who sponsored the display by paying 50% of the cost of bulbs and Andrew Rhodes Plant Hire for providing the turf cutter and other equipment free of charge.

1 comment:

Holme Garden Gnome said...

Are those folk planting bulbs or digging a grave?!!