Wildflower meadows brighten up neighbourhoods

Wildflower planting by local homes across the district has again won praise from tenants, residents and visitors.

Thousands of flowers have bloomed in bedding areas and plots of Incommunities’ land.

The schemes have been planted by the housing group’s estate services teams to brighten up neighbourhoods and attract wildlife.

They include displays in Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Silsden, Addingham, Queensbury, Keighley and parts of Bradford.

The wildflower planting has been masterminded by team supervisor Albert Sallu who takes great pride in drawing up colourful shows.

It’s led to a string of social media messages praising the displays.

One typical post said: ‘And they’re back… thank you for brightening up Ben Rhydding’.

Another said: ‘Do you know who planted the wildflowers where Hoyle Court meets Otley Road (Baildon)? Thank you to whoever you are. They are beautiful!’

Last year, estate staff received a prize from Ilkley Civic Society for the work brightening up parts of the town.

Peter Catterick, Incommunities Head of Estate Services, said: “It’s great that the planting has again made such a big impression. Albert and estate staff are proud to bring a splash of colour to local areas.

“As well as brightening up local areas for everyone and lifting people’s spirits the planting is very effective in attracting bees and other pollinators. We hope lots of people will enjoy the summer displays.”

Last year, estate staff received a prize from Ilkley Civic Society for their work brightening up parts of the town.

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