An impressive 40 volunteers from the local community came along to the Community Tree and Bulb Plant on Sunday November 26th at the Old Showfield. Volunteers included Year 9 Duke of Edinburgh students from Frome College and the team from Lilley’s Cider, all led by the Frome Town Rangers. With plenty of people turning up to lend a hand and lighten the workload, it was a successful and cheerful day of planting.
Volunteers helped to plant 420 saplings and 3000 bulbs to improve the appearance of this green space. The saplings were secured from the Woodland Trust to create a native hedge around the playground and will help to improve biodiversity in the area.
Councillor Kate Bielby, who also joined in the event, said “Thanks very much to everyone who came along and helped out this time. It really is a nice way to get a bit of fresh air and meet new people for a chat. It’s also very satisfying to plant something you hope will grow and be enjoyed for years to come. That bank of daffodils will bring a real splash of colour to the Showfield in the Spring.”
To find out more about plating in the town or plans for the open spaces we manage contact Chris Stringer, firstname.lastname@example.org