Pupils from Deaf Hill Primary School have been working hard to help improve their local village. The school provided funding for the purchase of 10 planters, which they filled with crocus bulbs and then presented to residents of Tobin Street.
Residents were delighted to see the pupils hand out the planters and looked forward to the blooms arrive in the spring. When asked, children from the school said
“It was a fun experience handing out the bulbs to the residents. We are excited to see them bloom”
Working with staff from Durham County Council’s Clean and Green and Civic Pride teams, the children also helped plant 16,000 bulbs which will give a colourful show of snowdrops, crocus and daffodils throughout spring next year especially along the St Aiden’s Terrace area. John Fenwick, Durham County Council Clean and Green Area Supervisor said
“The Clean and Green team has enjoyed working alongside the community on the planting and are keen that the young people will take care of the areas they have worked so hard to put into place.”
The bulb planting is part of bigger environmental improvements from Durham County Council, Trimdon Foundry Parish Council and Durham Pharmaceuticals, which will see new planters installed in the Deaf Hill and Trimdon Station areas. Durham County Councillor Lucy Hovvels said
“It’s my pleasure to work in partnership with the young people to help make our community a better place to live and I look forward to seeing the end results when the bulbs are in flower”
Durham Tees Valley Community Rehabilitation Company have already completed work to improve the appearance of the area by painting fencing and cutting down overgrown shrubs and hedges.
Photos show pupils ready to plant bulbs in the ground at St Aiden’s Terrace, and handing out plants to residents in Tobin Street.
Added 14 Dec 2014