Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Pictures from the Community Planting Day

The Ladywell Village Improvement Group team was joined by dozens of local residents on saturday morning to revamp the planters on Ladywell Road, following a successful Localities Fund application earlier in the year. The event had been several months in planning and LVIG worked with both Lewisham Council and Envirowork to bring the green fingered idea together.

Lavender plants were joined by cherry and fig trees as three generations of one family came out to help. The existing two planters were tidied up and new flowering shrubs added outside the post office and bakery, with four entirely new planters added to the collection along Ladywell Road. Each planter received a good dose of topsoil and compost to keep the new greenery happy.

LVIG's green fingered chair, Tony Major, said "the level of support has been fantastic. From the Council to Envirowork, who supplied the soil, planters, plants and a four-strong team, to the locals who turned out to help, we are hugely grateful and would encourage everyone to do their bit and keep them watered through the summer!"

He went on to say "in a recession it's all the more important for us to encourage local shops and businesses, and making Ladywell a cleaner, greener place to live and work. We hope that the Council's promised "deep clean" of the pavement will also happen soon".

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