Joy as car park gets a makeover

Michael Welsh (left) and Ian Foster (manager of Easington Social Welfare Centre Manager) at the garden in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery
Michael Welsh (left) and Ian Foster (manager of Easington Social Welfare Centre Manager) at the garden in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery

A VILLAGE car park has been given a blooming lovely make-over after thrifty gardeners bagged themselves some bargain bulbs.

Members of the Easington Colliery in Bloom and Easington Seed Pods groups are proud of their green-fingered work at the recently extended car park outside Easington Social Welfare Centre, in Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery.

The impressive display only cost a mere £20 in the January sales.

The group bought daffodil and tulip bulbs at a knock-down price of 10p per packet, reduced from £1.50 per packet.

More than 150 of the packets went into the borders of the car park.

Michael Welsh, of Easington Seed Pods, said: “Hundreds of bulbs have now flowered and are turning heads as people walk past or drivers use the car park.

“The groups’ aim is to make Easington Colliery a better and more colourful place to live.

“The money to pay for the bulbs was raised at an event at Asda and from a local raffle.”

Bosses at the centre are delighted by the move.

Centre chairman Ian Foster said: “After recent extensions of the car park, there has been a big up-lift in its appearance and it has received lots of comments from members of the centre and community.”

Residents are being encouraged to visit the car park and admire the view.

Volunteers are also needed to plant the rest of the flowering bulbs in community areas and to carry out work in the community to keep Easington Colliery tidy.

For more information on getting involved, email: easingtonseedpods@gmail.com