Putting a bit more green into Lyde ...
A COMMUNITY group has again entered a scheme that helps gardening groups clean up and green up their local area.
Lyde Green Open Space, which is run by volunteers, have entered the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) Scheme which assesses community participation, environmental responsibility and gardening achievement.
A spokesman for Lyde Green Open Space said: “It’s a great way to introduce new groups into the RHS awards, and hopefully is a preamble for groups to enter Britain in Bloom one day.
“Last year we received Level 3 - Advancing, and were thrilled. Over the past year, the group has been busy working on a range of projects from improving access and awareness of Lyde Green Common, weeding and gardening, cleaning the streets with litter picks, planting poppies for Remembrance Day 2018, and more.”
In July, volunteers turned out to litter pick and weed ahead of the assessments, and 10 bags of litter and two bags of weeds were collected over the two sessions.
Resident Paul Flower has also been working hard to maintain the planters on School Square and help get the group some extra donations from local businesses. Signs have now been installed giving thanks to all of Lyde Green Open Space’s supporters: Downend Round Table, Kitto Group, GreenSquare, and Elmwood Nurseries.
The spokesman added: “In particular, the group thanks Elmwood Nurseries who not only gave a generous donation to support gardening activities, but also have offered discounts and help with the plants that are giving such wonderful colour to School Square. The planters look fantastic and will continue to shine for the next few months!
“Lyde Green was assessed in July by the South West in Bloom judges, and the group think it went really well! The judges told us it was uplifting to hear about the hard work happening in the community. Lyde Green Open Spaces group can’t wait to find out the result in October. Fingers crossed!”
To find out more about Lyde Green Open Space, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LydeGreenOpenSpace/