GREEN-FINGERED residents have brightened up a corner of Hattersley with a stunning array of flowers.
Volunteers have been planning for Hattersley in Bloom for more than a year. Now - after weeks of planting and watering - all their hard work is complete.
Melandra Green is now awash with colour, with hanging baskets, flowerbeds, troughs and even planted Wellington Boots. And the transformed area has already been scrutinised by the 'In Bloom' judges.
Following the completion of the project, Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds joined the celebrations with residents and volunteers.
He said: "I know that residents have been planning for Hattersley in Bloom for more than a year. It has been a lot of hard work, but I hope the results have made it worth all the effort.
"This popular green space has been transformed into an array of colour, which can be enjoyed throughout the summer.
"This has made a difference to this area in particular, but it also shows what is possible when communities work together.
"I am sure residents managed to impress the 'In Bloom' judges with their spectacular work. And I am delighted to hear plans are already being made to repeat this project next year."
As part of the Hattersley in Bloom project, houses running along Melandra Crescent have stunning hanging baskets. And along the road is a run of bright planted troughs.
On the area of green space there are planters and a large flowerbed. And pupils from Pinfold Primary School have decorated and planted Wellington Boots that hang on the fence.
Youngsters from the Hattersley Children's Centre have also helped out with the planting. And they have also helped to decorate stones and pebbles.
In the coming year there are also plans for children from St James Primary School to develop an area as a wildlife project.
Published August 6, 2010