WITH pollinating insects "disappearing at an
alarming rate", Nantwich in Bloom are drawing attention to this plight by
growing flowers that attract butterflies and bees.
are doing this with the help of primary school children and at the end of April
it was the turn of pupils from Highfields Primary School. This is near to the
location of the first flower bed to be created - at the foot of a Nantwich in
Bloom sign in Middlewich Road.
The pupils went to the site,
accompanied by head teacher Simon Dyson, where they learned from Nantwich in
Bloom Chairman, Doug Butterill, and NiB Secretary, Sue Hughes, about the plants
they were about to put into the ground.
These included Californian poppy and
cosmos (a daisy-like plant).
OTHER schools taking part in the project are:
Millfields School (Waterlode and the corner of Welshman's Lane), St Anne's
School (Audlem Road - with Town Mayor, Cllr Arthur Moran), Wyche School (Barony
Road, opposite the Red Lion), Weaver School (Shrewbridge Road, opposite
Stonebridge Road, with Crewe and Nantwich MP, Edward Timpson) and Broad Lane
School (London Road, opposite St Joseph's Way, with help from residents and and
staff of Richmond village).
The first plant