Community rallies to plant bulbs

Stobhill Community Forum and Groundwork North East are seen holding a community bulb planting day at Stobhill, Morpeth (left to right) Clare Orange-Northumbria Healthcare Trust Ageing Well Project, Anna Edwards-Groundwork, Anne Mahone-local resident and James Stafford-Groundwork.
Stobhill Community Forum and Groundwork North East are seen holding a community bulb planting day at Stobhill, Morpeth (left to right) Clare Orange-Northumbria Healthcare Trust Ageing Well Project, Anna Edwards-Groundwork, Anne Mahone-local resident and James Stafford-Groundwork.
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A KEY gateway to a Morpeth estate will be blooming lovely after residents dug into bulb planting.

The project took place in Stobhill last week, with residents aged four to 84 taking part.

The initiative was organised by Groundwork North East and local town and county councillor Ian Lindley, who set up the Stobhill Partnership to improve the environment, streetscape and social life of the area.

The partnership includes the Stobhill Community Forum, Isos Housing, Castle Morpeth Disability Association and Dransfield Properties.

Coun Lindley said: “We have shown through our Love Northumberland campaign that we cherish the uniqueness of our county. I set this up in order to further encourage our legendary community spirit and get everyone in Northumberland involved in supporting one another.

“The Stobhill Partnership feeds into this. This bulb-planting initiative is just one example of the ways in which the community in Stobhill gets directly involved in keeping our area beautiful.”

He added: “It’s great that Groundwork has joined the local Stobhill Partnership and our countywide Love Northumberland campaign. Groundwork helps us to improve the environment and equips local volunteers who are not presently in jobs with the skills to get paid employment.”