MAY 00] GROUNDWORK COVENTRY NEWS
Hanging Baskets Bring Colour To Hillfields
in Hillfields have taken on a colourful air after residents got
together to make hanging baskets.
spent a day putting the flower arrangements together in a special
project to brighten up the community organised by Groundwork Coventry.
of the King Edward Residents Group decided to mark the effort to bring
a touch of colour to their streets.
got together at St Benedict’s RC School in Leigh Street, and put
together their baskets.
to hang the baskets from have been installed by the council in King
Edward Road and Coronation Road.
Development officer Ashleigh Rinchey said it had been a big step for
some people, who had never tried to make anything like that before.
said the idea has been so successful it could spread to other parts of
who was taken on at WATCH – Working Actively To Change Hillfields
– to help local groups achieve their aims said there was a
determination among residents to work together.
environmental projects are being planned, with community gardens in
Brook Street, and at the Gosford Asian Centre in the pipeline.
will be working with between 60 and 70 groups and finding out what
help they need.
the moment I have targeted 12 groups that are need of immediate
help, and I am carrying out an audit of their needs.
could be that they need training, or help with finding funding, are
getting themselves organised.”