Hillfields will be a blaze of
colour in the spring following an initiative encouraging residents to
plant a bulb and bring down their electricity bill at the same time.
People living in the area have
been invited to plant a bulb in the grounds of the high-rise flats.
In return for their efforts in
brightening up the area, each participant will be given an
The initiative, which runs on
Thursday between 10am and 4pm at the Hillfields 12 Social Centre in
Paul Stacey House, has been organised by Patchwork.
The project is being run by
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire Savers and the
Phoenix Area Co-ordination Team.
Jenny Sansom, Community
Project Officer from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust said:
“The aim is to smarten up
the area visually, and also to encourage people to use and enjoy the
open space more and become more actively involved in taking care of
The work is one of a number of
citywide projects to improve the look of the city by adding plants and
tidying up parks and allowing the residents to help improve and shape
Phoenix Area Co-ordinator John
“The Bulbs for Bulbs idea
is both appropriate and amusing. Anything that can be done to
improve the environment for local residents is a definite plus.
“It is great that local
people can do something themselves to improve the environment, the
work that they are doing with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is
really going to make a difference to the area.
energy saving bulbs are a great rewards or a job well done, they
make quite a difference to the electricity bill, and none of us
complain about that!”