Cranham Cubs, Scouts & Beavers Planting for Winter
Councillor Gillian Ford founded a programme of seasonal planting schemes in Cranham 13 years ago, by installing troughs on the railings. Over the years more planters have been added, with groups coming and going. During the year, Councillor Ford has established a programme of working with different youth groups, including the Girls and Boy’s Brigade.
On Saturday 5th December, 2nd Cranham Beavers, Cubs and Scouts braved the windy conditions and planted pansies in Front Lane and Moor Lane. They were all in good spirits and arrived ready with their hand trowels. Councillor Ford said: “It is a great opportunity for children and young people to get their hands dirty and to see nature at work. They can see the plants grow, knowing that they had planted them, whilst improving the look of the area. While we were working, a local resident thanked us for our efforts stating, it makes the area look better, which was great for the children to hear. I would like to thank the children and their leaders for their contribution to the community; it was a pleasure to work with them.”
Cllr Gillian Ford
Photographs: courtesy of John Robinson