Little Sutton Gets Ready to Bloom

Our pupils at Little Sutton Primary School were working to make our village better recently when they planted daffodil bulbs ready for spring, in partnership with Positive Action for Little Sutton and the Ellesmere Port in Bloom bid for 2020.

The bulbs were planted by our year 6 Environment Officers and classmates on the green outside our school, which is located on Berwick Road in Little Sutton. Over 5000 bulbs were planted by PALS in total, with Little Sutton Primary School coming fourth on the poll for top locations in the village for bulbs to be planted. Other locations in Little Sutton to be planted with bulbs include under the new village sign.

Year 5/6 teacher Miss Jane Edwards said: “We are delighted that our small village school was voted as one of the top locations in the village to receive bulbs to be planted. It was a rainy day for the planting and we got soaked, but we took satisfaction in knowing the bulbs have been well watered by the clouds and look forward to seeing the beautiful display outside school in the spring.”

The daffodil bulbs were purchased for PALS by councillors Donovan, Meardon, Roberts, Warner and Wheeler from their member budgets. Other daffodil bulbs have also been planted by the Street Scene team.

Steve Hewitt from PALS said: “It is clear that spring flowers are important to a lot of people. We had a tremendous response to our Facebook poll with well over 100 people letting us know where they wanted flowers to appear. This was then backed up with lots of volunteers helping to plant the bulbs on cold and damp November and December days. We’re extremely grateful to the volunteers who helped make the area brighter for everybody. I can’t wait for spring to see them in bloom.”

Ellesmere Port were awarded silver at the RHS Britain in Bloom awards for their Ellesmere Port in Bloom application for 2019. The Bloom theme for 2020 is Grow Social, and groups are encouraged to make new connections in their communities through plants, reaching ‘beyond the garden gate’ to bring people together.

Jo Pemberton Chair of Ellesmere Port in Bloom added “The community effort has been heartening and made us all proud to be part of it.  Seeing all the dedicated efforts from our communities who have worked together towards the silver award makes for a stronger campaign in 2020. Well done to all involved.”