The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) have just received a Silver Gilt in the 2019 North West in Bloom awards and activities have already begun for next year!

Planting has been taking place at various locations across Northwich since the beginning of December as part of a new initiative called ‘Brighten up your community.’

Working alongside the Northwich BID and Grozone Community Garden, the aim of the project is to add colour to the Northwich community by planting spring bulbs. It will bring vibrancy and an eye-catching element to areas of the town from spring next year. All of the bulbs planted are organic and especially pollinator friendly as they contain no harmful chemicals.

Over 2000 bulbs have already been planted at various places around Northwich with a great help from the community!

Stephanie Leese, Business Team Co-ordinator at Northwich BID, tells us more about what is being planted:

“Planting has taken place with volunteers at Castle Community Centre where we planted up crocus, tulips, grape hyacinth, alliums and a mixture of other spring plants and we have also created a tulip bed full of 250 tulip bulbs that were planted by the elderly residents at Queen Elizabeth House in Northwich.

On top of this, school children from Kingsmead Primary School helped plant 1500 organic crocus bulbs at the Barons Quay River Garden, which will create a whole bank of colour next spring.”

Barons Quay are delighted to be taking part in the project with the BID and Grozone Community Garden. Congratulations to the Northwich BID on winning their award.