Have you noticed the improvements to the verge along Station Road, from Harrison Way to the back of Waitrose? A team of volunteers from the Rotary Club and St Ives in Bloom, with assistance from Waitrose, have been working to cut back the shrubs and ivy that were growing right over the pavement, and to replant the area with bulbs and other flowers.
It was cold work on the first Saturday of February – but a large team of dedicated volunteers turned up and managed to make a real difference to the overgrown shrubs – before they had to go back home to thaw out!
Meanwhile other volunteers went on a litter pick around the whole bus station area.
Back in October the Rotary Club had planted 2000 purple crocuses to publicise their work to eradicate polio worldwide, and their hopeful shoots are now coming up through the ground, along with the daffodils planted the previous year by St Ives in Bloom. A great example of working together!
Volunteers will again be working in Station Road on Tuesday 5th March from 10.30am. Why not come along and help? If you prefer a Saturday, St Ives in Bloom are at the Park and Ride on 2nd March from 10am. Have a look at our website or facebook page, or email [email protected] for more details.