Project gets kids buzzing

GREEN-FINGERED youngsters have dug deep as part of a planting project in Matlock.

The pupils from All Saints’ Juniors joined the environment team Little Green space to plant a mini wildflower meadow to mark the school’s Eco Day.

It also forms part of Little Green Space’s Bee Alive campaign to help bees and other pollinators flourish.

Richard Bunting from Little Green Space said: “The wildflowers that we have planted should look fantastic and hopefully will inspire pupils at the school for many years to come.”

Meanwhile, Matlock’s Princess Diana Memorial Gardens off Bakewell Road has recently had a makeover.

You may have noticed that shrubs and trees have been pruned and tidied, and the whole site opened up. The work has been undertaken by the town council in conjunction with Matlock In Bloom, a group of volunteers who work to improve the town’s environment.

The In Bloom team is busy sowing wild flowers, and it is hoped other public spaces around the town will be tackled in the coming months.

A plant swap has been organised Saturday, May 19 in Hall Leys Park, from 10am until 2pm.