It’s al­ready time to get ready for spring

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Countryfile -

PUPILS from the John Wes­ley School in Sin­gle­ton joined the Mayor of Ash­ford, Cllr John Link, and ward mem­ber, Cllr Amanda Hodgkin­son, to plant spring bulbs at Sin­gle­ton En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre. Cllr Link said: “In April, Ash­ford coun­cil was recog­nised by the BTCV (Bri­tish Trust for Con­ser­va­tion Vol­un­teers) in their ‘Green He­roes’ Awards. “We won the re­gional part­ner­ship award for work­ing on the en­vi­ron­ment cen­tre and this event was a way to mark the oc­ca­sion.” The BTCV Green Hero awards recog­nise the dif­fer­ence that vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity groups can make in looking af­ter their lo­cal wildlife and green spa­ces. The prize was a voucher which was ex­changed for a se­lec­tion of spring bulbs and school­child­ren were in­vited by the BTCV to help plant them at the Sin­gle­ton En­vi­ron­ment Cen­tre. Cllr Hodgkin­son said: “I’m sure they will look for­ward to vis­it­ing the cen­tre in the spring.” Bulbs planted in­cluded wild gar­lic, snow­drops, blue­bells and wild daf­fodils.

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