Spofforth Village

Near Harrogate, North Yorkshire

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Youngsters brighten up the village

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Pupils from Spofforth School plant some new seeds into the wetland area on East Park Road, with some help and guidance from 'In Bloomer' Heather Pollard. (090327AR3pic1)Children from Spofforth School are keeping the village looking bright and vibrant by planting 500 wild flowers. The youngsters gathered at the Wetlands Area at East Park Road to help members of the parish council and Spofforth in Bloom committee plant the colourful posies .

The site, once known locally as Ginny Green Holes, is being developed as a leisure area and the council has already planted 20 fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum and cherry and plans are under way to build a children’s play ground and picnic area.

There is also a path which goes down to the Crimple Beck and it is intended to add a mown track, creating a circular walk around the field.
Spofforth School headteacher Jane Turner said: “We have a good relationship with Spofforth in Bloom and are always happy to support village and community initiatives.

“A good village school should be at the heart of the community.”

This year’s spring judging of the Yorkshire in Bloom competition has been and gone and work is now underway for the summer judging on July 11.

[from the Wetherby News, 3rd April 2009]