Schoolchildren help Belle Isle in Bloom plant up the Circus

Belle Isle In Bloom
Cllr Groves with schoolchildren Chloe Barker, Bryony Gillett, Harley Kershaw and Harvey Williamson.
Back Row: Teacher Natalie Allen, Lynne Spirrett from BITMO and Belle Isle in Bloom, Anthony Oade from Coop Funeral Care and Richard Lancaster from Health for All

Children from Belle Isle and Middleton were on hand to help plant up on Belle Isle Circus.

The schoolchildren from Sharp Lane, Broomfield and Windmill Primary Schools identified flower beds as being an important feature in their local environment and wanted more of them to brighten up Belle Isle.

Councillor Kim Groves (Labour, Middleton Park) was at the planting to help out with the project organised by Belle Isle in Bloom. She said:

 “It is really encouraging to see the children taking an interest in their local environment and coming up with ideas of how to make it look better.

“By joining up with community groups such as Health for All and local businesses we will continue to work together to enhance the local environment, and volunteers are always welcome to help out.”

Leeds City Council’s Parks & Countryside Department provided the bulbs, shrubs and equipment.

The schoolchildren and Belle Isle in Bloom had plenty of help from representatives from local charity Health for All, Co-op Funeral Care and the Belle Isle Tenant Management Organisation (BITMO).