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Home > News > News Archive > Archive - June 2011 > Dalton Road gardens get a facelift

 

Dalton Roadgardens get a face lift

Green-fingered residents on Dalton Road got together recently for a community planting event, organised by RBH.

The inspiration for the day came from a request by local resident, Rachel Lartey, to the Middleton Area Panel for a one off tenant participation grant for £449 to buy shrubs to brighten up her street.  Her idea came on the back of a successful venture with RBH last year, when householders cleared their gardens, painted their fences and threw a community party at the end of the day.

RBH staff brought lilac palibin bushes in the morning for local people to collect and plant in their gardens.

“There was a real buzz at the event, said Customer Involvement Officer, Helen Kelsall, “and hopefully there will be more this Summer as the lilacs should encourage bees and butterflies, as well as being highly scented.”

Loretta Osunkwo said “My daughters were very excited about today and it was great to get people chatting together.”

Neighbour Lurline Sullivan, who helped organise the day agreed. She said, “It was a really good way of helping people get to know their neighbours as they came out onto the road to join in the planting. It would be nice to do more events like this. It’s really helped foster community spirit.”

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