Bulb planting is a blooming success for SARH
GREEN fingered volunteers from Springcroft Primary School have helped a local housing association to add colour to local communities by planting daffodil and gladioli bulbs.
Stafford and Rural Homes’ Community Involvement Team visited the school in Blythe Bridge and youngsters helped to plant some new bulbs, on Wednesday, March 6.
The project is part of SARH’s ‘Green Offer’ to customers launched at its AGM in September.
“SARH has promised to put greener living at the top of its agenda through the Green Offer pledge to customers and this project is a great way of engaging local children and getting them thinking about the environment,” said Chris Plant, Community Involvement Manager for SARH.
“Our hope is the bulbs planted will also have a real impact in our communities throughout the summer as they grow into colourful flowers.”
Grounds maintenance firm Green Fingers and Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre, part of The Garden Centre Group, donated over 1,000 bulbs for the project.
The Community Involvement Team also planted bulbs at Stafford Children’s Centre, on Faraday Road, and at SARH’s Community Resource Centre, at Greyfriars over the last two weeks.
SARH’s ‘green offer’ to customers also includes a list of measures including ‘green themed’ courses run through the successful Community Learning Programme, working with communities to develop new allotment spaces and earmarking 25 per cent of its annual Customer Initiative Bid budget to fund ‘green projects’.
“The Green Offer is all about SARH playing its part as responsible company by bringing about a range of green improvements that will benefit both our customers and the local environment,” said Karen Armitage, Chief Executive of SARH.