Work starts on Barnoldswick canal beauty spot

Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteer Lesley Gilbert planting bulbs at Greenberfield Locks.

Barnoldswick in Bloom volunteer Lesley Gilbert planting bulbs at Greenberfield Locks.

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A Barnoldswick beauty spot is enjoying a period of tender, love and care as volunteers get to work smartening the site up.

Greenberfield Locks has been boosted with the planting of hundreds of spring bulbs by a group of local volunteers.

Barnoldswick in Bloom activists, Lesley Gilbert and Ilse Eden, began planting the bulbs a fortnight ago and further planting took place at the weekend.

It is hoped that an explosion of colour will greet anybody using the Leeds and Liverpool Canal next spring.

The bulb planting follows weeks of work by volunteers to reclaim overgrown flower beds by the canal and the rebuilding of broken-down walls by another volunteer, Stewart Lewis.

Lesley said: “Most of the bulbs are daffodils lifted from the Town Square as part of the replanting earlier this year, others are ones we’ve recycled from beds we’ve dug over.

“We’re looking forward to a new splash of colour at the locks next spring.”

The planting and repair work has taken place a couple of months after a Greenberfield Locks open day event in July which aimed to generate enough interest to create a “Friends of Greenberfield Locks” group.

Coun. David Whipp began a campaign to improve the locks earlier late last year after he felt they had fallen into disrepair.

Anybody wishing to help with future planting can email barnoldswickinbloom@gmail.com