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Sowing the seeds for spring

Chesterfield residents are helping brighten up their area with help from Chesterfield Borough Council.

The spirit of community came to life as a group of children from Holme Hall Primary School joined council staff and local residents to plant more than 14,000 daffodil bulbs in Holme Hall.

Holme Hall Unite, made up of council tenants and local residents, has been the driving force behind this latest project, which was funded by the council's estate improvement budget. 

Areas treated included Holme Hall Crescent, Wardgate Way and Taddington Close.

Councillor Tom Murphy, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for housing, said: "We work with our tenants and residents to help improve their local communities. People living in Holme Hall decided they would like to improve their area by planting bulbs and we were more than happy to support them.

"This successful partnership has brought the community together and we will see a spectacular sight next spring when the daffodils are in full flower."

Chesterfield's mayor and mayoress, Councillor Barry Bingham and his wife June, and councillors Stuart Brittain, Mick Wall and Avis Murphy, helped the children plant their bulbs before the mayor presented them with gift bags to reward them for their efforts.

Staff from NT Killingley were on hand to dig the holes for the daffodils.

The council will plant 39,150 bulbs over the next few weeks including narcissi, daffodils, crocuses, irises, hyacinths and tulips as part of the Chesterfield in Bloom campaign.

Residents across the borough are encouraged to follow the example of Holme Hall's tenants and residents by joining in the campaign to keep the town clean, bright and colourful.

For more details, contact John Ramsey by email at or call 01246 345 097.

First published on 19 November 2015 Last updated on 31 October 2016