Bulb planting group brave bad weather

Bulb planting in Goldington
Bulb planting in Goldington

Residents in Goldington were out in force during a bulb planting session.

The group worked alongside housing association bpha to plant daffodils which will bloom next spring.

Despite the bad weather, 20 residents and neighbours helped plant more than 400 spring bulbs around the grassed area to the front of Bury Court.

bpha volunteer Laura Rooke said: “It was a great morning, engaging with the local community to improve the area and make it a more attractive place. It was especially good to see children coming out to help, and with the involvement of other local services and businesses, there was a real feeling of community spirit.”

Amongst those lending a hand to support the event on Saturday, October 24, were councillors Jade Uko and Anthony Forth, Rev Jacqueline Buck of St Mary’s Church, Bedford Cricket Club, and the police and fire services.

bpha community development officer Linda Whitfield said: “We would like to thank everyone who helped with the planting, with a special mention to the Bedford Cricket Club who opened the pavilion especially to serve hot refreshments when the hard work was over. We’re all looking forward to seeing the results in bloom next year.”

This is just one of many events this year that has been supported by bpha’s community development team, who work continuously to develop and build communities and to put power into people’s hands to help make a real difference. Find out more at http://www.bpha.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do-