News: Community garden, balsham bashing and litter: NAWRA’s successful year

There several great ideas that could be adopted by other community gardens including building bird boxes to attract wildlife to your garden. — Douglas

Community garden, balsham bashing and litter: NAWRA’s successful year

The annual general meeting of NAWRA, the Newlay and Whitecote Residents’ Association, took place recently at the Abbey Inn, writes JILL BUCKLEY. It provided members with an opportunity to reflect on what they had achieved over the past year.

Since July 2016 huge progress has been made on the community garden; previously an eyesore it has now been transformed into a practical and well-tended green space.
newlay and whitecote community garden

Volunteers hard at work on the Newlay and Whitecote community garden. Photo courtesy NAWRA
But this isn’t the only activity which has kept NAWRA volunteers busy in Newlay and Bramley over the past 12 months.

At the end of 2016 volunteers planted another 800 daffodil bulbs in the area, bringing the grand total number of bulbs planted to 12,000. There have also been litter picks and a balsam bashing session in July, which is designed to protect the bluebell woods.

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