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Volunteers plant hundreds of daffodil bulbs in Penryn's Glasney Valley
2:20pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 in News
Spring will soon have sprung in the Glasney Valley in Penryn after volunteers turned out to plant more than 5,000 daffodil bulbs on Sunday, February 2.
During an afternoon organised by the Glasney Green Space Regeneration Project, volunteers from the local community and from the EcoSoc based at Tremough campus.
The bulbs, donated by local business Nick Ferris, were planted along the valley path and among follies that were uncovered and cleared by the group last year.
The process is underway to investigate flooding on at the valley, focusing on the playing field, and the town council has supported funding for the works through section 106 funding.
Town 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.”
The group is hoping to run more community days during 2014, along with other groups and also timed to coincide with Penryn events.
Phil Starkey, chair of the group, said the group wants to “help raise awareness of the area, encourage a sense of community responsibility and care for it, and also for project fund raising purposes.”
She continued: “We have plans to install notice boards in the area to provide people with information about what is going on event wise, the history of the area and also progress of the project, and we are looking at putting benches in the follies enabling people to enjoy picnics in the valley or simply sit and take in the beautiful views.
“Whilst all of these things are going on, we are hoping that work will begin on the walkways and bridges joining the field to the valley making access much easier for everyone.”