Doug Butterill tells some pupils
Nantwich in Bloom pages
AS part of a day-long project organised by Nantwich
in Bloom (on March 25) to launch the R.H.S. Britain in Bloom competition, pupils from St Anne's Catholic Primary School, Nantwich,
took part in tree planting in Millfields. This is the green area between
Riverside and the railway embankment where trees have previously been planted.
The youngsters were accompanied by
adults who included the school's Head Teacher, Mrs Cameron.
They were met by the Chairman of
Nantwich in Bloom, Alderman Doug Butterill, and the newly-elected Secretary, Sue
Hughes. Complying with Health and Safety regulations, Sue handed high-visibility
vests - all adult size - to pupils and adults alike.
Alderman Butterill, and James
Thompson, Chief Executive of Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC, dug small holes in the
sodden grass allowing the pupils to plant
oak, ash and sorbus saplings into the holes.
James Thompson had started the morning
rotovating a new bed for wild flowers - cornfield annuals - near to where
saplings had been previously planted. The area also has mixed broad-leaved
woodland trees and shrubs.
LATER in the day, pupils from Weaver Primary School,
Nantwich, arrived to plant more saplings.
Visiting the site was the M.P. for
Nantwich, Edward Timpson, and Deputy Nantwich Town
Mayor, Cllr Arthur Moran.
Doug explains to two boys the valuable work
done by worms in a planted area.
Also there were staff from Richmond
Village CareCare Home and more volunteers from Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC.
After assisting at the tree and flower planting
event, James Thompson was joined by a Greenspaces South Cheshire (UK) CIC volunteer
to spruce up the willow coppice in the Riverside.