Elmswell residents make mini meadows
Elmswell residents have created two wildflower beds in the village.
Around 20 volunteers from ElmsWild, and two from the East of England Co-op, dug up the turf to create two new mini wildflower meadows, one by the village sign and one next to the train station.
The East of England Co-op also donated £50 worth of vouchers to put towards buying seeds.
Children and adults turned out to help with the task – the adults did most of the heavy lifting while the youngsters made bird scarers out of bamboo canes and old CDs.
Jen Tooke-Marchant, who thought up the idea for the project, said: “It went really well. We had just the right number of people, enough so that we got all the work done but not so many that we were all bumping into each other.”
Jen said feedback the group had received from passers-by was positive.
They are making two more flower beds near the library and village green next Tuesday.
- For more pictures, see this week's Bury Free Press newspaper.