A touch of spring

Members of local campaign group, Go Folkestone, helped bring a touch of spring to the town on Friday (1 March).


They joined Folkestone & Hythe District Council gardeners to plant more than 4,400 spring bulbs along the banks of the Pent Stream where it runs near Beech Close, Folkestone.

The winter aconites, bluebells and snowdrops , which are part of the Council's spring planting programme, were funded by Folkestone Town Councillor, Richard Wallace from his ward budget.

Cllr Ann Berry, Cabinet Member for Transport and Commercial, said the council's parks, gardens and flowerbeds always attracted well-deserved acclaim.

We planted 213,000 bedding plants and bulbs during 2018 and will be planting many thousands again this year. The results are always spectacular but planting is hard work and we really appreciate Go Folkestone's support. Cllr Ann Berry, Cabinet Member for Transport and Commercial

Cllr Wallace said Go Folkestone had been inspired by some old postcards of the stream.

They showed blossom and flowers along a recognised walkway at the time when the Victoria Hospital and Radnor Park were very busy and on the edge of the countryside. It has always been an attractive walk to Folkestone Sports Centre but perhaps now needs a bit of colour. Cllr Richard Wallace, Folkestone Town Council

Published on 05 March 2019