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Report for the June 2019 Parish Council Magazine -Kippax Matters

KIPPAX IN BLOOM

By the time you read this, the Tour De Yorkshire men's and women's races will have hurtled through the village on May 3rd. Looking at all the planning at the moment, it promises to be an even bigger and better event than last year. Although the daffodils and crocuses have flowered and gone, KIB have planted 3,000 blue and yellow pansies in our beds and planters to celebrate the Tour with the support of our Parish Council. We will also have tidied up all along the route for this exciting event.


Another very successful event was the Litter Pick on Sunday, March 26 . 32 bags of litter were collected!! Yes, that's right, 32. Our many thanks go to the lovely volunteers, particularly the children who helped, the LCC Locality team and the Co­op for their help and support. We will be having another Litter Pick in June, before the Yorkshire in Bloom judges visit us in July. Look out for the posters in our notice boards and shop windows for information about the Litter Pick and also the date for the Yorkshire in Bloom judges visit.

Clearly, the main bulk of the work by our volunteers is the maintenance of the many beds we've created around the village, pruning, tidying, weeding and planting ensuring that we can keep on top of everything whilst also looking for new projects. Consequently, we have started our new project outside Greenfield School, this will have been completed by the time you read this magazine. We have also started to help with their school garden. Our volunteers have also started work opposite Gibson Lane Community Centre at the entrance to Sandgate Terrace. March saw some new shrubs in Butt Hill Gardens while the Sunday before Easter was used to tidy up the area around St Mary's Church in readiness for the Easter celebrations. The area around the newly revamped Pig on the Wall mural has been improved by laying down pebbles and adding some new shrubs.

We continue to work with Kippax North School and the scouts and guides ensuring that a community approach to enhancing the village is paramount. Our huge thanks go of course to our volunteers, who have been helped this year by three Duke of Edinburgh students Emily, Owen and Harrison. We continue to be very grateful for the strong support of our Parish Council, our LCC Ward Councillors, The Arium, LCC Parks and Countryside Department, their Locality Team, Woodend Nurseries and all our Sponsors.

Please call into Pat's Sweet Shop on the High Street, ring on 0113 2862283 or e-mail at psamvkib@aol.com if you can contribute in any way. Our website is kippaxinbloom.com. Any help or sponsorship, however small, will be very welcome.

Other projects that Kippax in Bloom have been involved with during the past 3 months


Painting Toadstools at Kippax North

. Working Party in Butt Hill Gardens

Planting up the raised beds at Greenfield School


 

 



 


 
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