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Longridge and Shaw Heath get planting for a riot of spring colour
SCHOOL children, community members and people from local businesses and organisations got together to plant hundreds of tulip, daffodil and crocus bulbs in Longridge and Shaw Heath.
Now thanks to their efforts, part of the national Community Service Volunteers’ Make a Difference Day, the area’s green open spaces will be ablaze with spring colour next year.
More than 45 people from Knutsford GROW, neighbourhood landlord Great Places Housing Group, local company Ashley and Dumville, Manchester Airport and Barclays bank were joined by local councillor Olivia Hunter and children of Manor Park, St Vincent de Paul and Knutsford High schools.
Bridget Gates, project co-ordinator at GROW, which stanrds for Garden Regeneration Over Ward, said: “Gardening is a great way for people to get active in their community. It’s social and fun, and everyone can be involved.”
Alex Millward, youth and community development officer for Great Places, said: “We are really proud of what we achieved. I want to thank everyone – especially volunteers from Manchester Airport, Ashley and Dumville and Barclays, for taking time out of their working day.”