Residents spring into action by planting bulbs


Residents spring into action by planting bulbs

Published 21 October 2014



Green-fingered tenants at WDH's Springhills Independent Living Scheme are already preparing for spring by planting a variety of bulbs.

Velma Andrews and Jean Nicholson were joined by Ian Bain, newly-elected chair of the North West Neighbourhood Panel, volunteer Sandra Harpin and former scheme manager Ann Thornton, whose 91-year-old mum Hannelene Thornton lives at the scheme.

Hannelene and other residents at the scheme in Outwood helped plant two hanging baskets indoors, which were later positioned above the main entrance to the scheme. Three planters were also filled with crocus, iris, hyacinth, narcissus and tulip bulbs which will brighten up the frontage in a few months' time.

Tenant Involvement Officer Kathryn Hutchinson and Estate Officer Naz Dadhiwala also helped the residents.

Kathryn said: "They are a really good set of residents. Most of them come down to the coffee mornings and get involved in the events and activities we run.

"There's a good sense of community here and they tend to work together to make it a more inclusive place to live. They are always very welcoming."











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