Local community supports green space project with bulb planting
A LOCAL group dedicated to the regeneration of a green area of Penryn was “extremely pleased and encouraged” by the number of people who pitched in to plant over 5,000 daffodil bulbs.
Local residents got their hands dirty on Sunday in support of the Glasney Greenspace Regeneration Project (GGSRP).
The bulbs, donated by a local businessman Nick Ferris, were planted along the valley path and among the follies that the group uncovered and cleared last year.
The bulb planters were joined by members of the student society EcoSoc, based at Tremough Campus.
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GGRP secretary Pip Carlton-Barnes said: “The playing field is currently waterlogged.
“There are a number of investigative tools in place on the field that will help us determine the right course of action to make in terms of improving the drainage.
“Meanwhile we are concentrating our efforts on the surrounding valley and hope to be running more community action days over the course of 2014.”
Just two weeks ago the group was “very pleased” to hear that the town council had agreed that the current investigative works should be paid for through section 106 funding – a planning obligation which means developers contribute to local community in some way.
Local councillor David Garwood, said: “Penryn Town Council has been a very keen supporter of the work which the GGSRP are doing to enhance the amenity, recreation and ecological opportunities in the Glasney Valley in Penryn.
“The group have had to work very hard to get to this stage and all of Penryn should not just applaud them for that but get involved too.”
GGSRP chairman Phil Starkey said: “We are thrilled that the investigation works are now under way; this is a very exciting and positive start to 2014 for us.”
The results of the drainage investigation are expected at the end of February.
Meanwhile, the group is planning more community events to raise awareness of the project.