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Going wild for new flower meadow in Bracken Bank
9:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Keighley
Flower power will grow even stronger this spring at the Sue Belcher Community Centre in Bracken Bank.
Volunteers planted flowers outside the centre last year as part of efforts to make the facility more attractive.
Now they plan to turn the entire slope in front of the building into a mini wildflower meadow.
Residents will be enlisted to help dig up the grass and plant flowers during a community day on April 21.
Planned activities include seed scattering, a barbecue, live entertainment and lambs taken along by a local farmer.
The event is entitled The Mudslinging Returns, to echo last year’s successful Mudsling when residents had a fun gardening day.
The Sue Belcher Centre is run by Bracken Bank and District Community Association, which is mostly made up of residents. It has a flourishing youth committee, whose members regularly join adults in community work around the estate, and the Bracken Bank Muckers for younger volunteers.
In recent months there have been clean-ups, repainting inside the centre and bulb planting by an adjacent footpath.
Association chairman Alec Brown said the slope leading up to the centre will be treated with weedkiller.
He added: “We’ll be putting wildflower seeds in. We’ll also be replanting another side of the building with nicer plants.”