people arriving in Little London will be greeted with a splash of floral colour next spring, thanks to youngsters at a local primary school.
Children at Little London Community Primary School teamed up with volunteers from Leeds City Council’s partners sc4L and Keepmoat to plant 1,000 bulbs to brighten up a grass verge in Oatland Lane.
The scheme was part of the council’s housing regeneration project to improve Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck and help people feel proud to live in those areas .
Jill Wood, headteacher at Little London Community Primary School, said: “The pupils have been keen to get stuck in and get the bulbs planted. It has been an ideal opportunity for us to highlight to the whole school the role that we play in the local community, and what we can achieve together when we work with others.”
The housing regeneration project will see 388 new homes being built and 1,245 refurbished across Little London, Beeston Hill and Holbeck. Of these, 113 new homes will be built in Little London while another 848 are being refurbished.
As well as the new council homes to rent and upgraded properties, a key part of the project is making environmental improvements to each area.
Councillor Jack Dunn, lead member for communities, said: “The bulb planting is another way of showing that the housing regeneration project is about more than just bricks and mortar; it’s about improving the area generally and helping people feel proud to live in Little London.
“It’s been a great team effort from the school, council, sc4L and Keepmoat that will result in a very welcome, colourful addition to local area.”
The bulbs planted by the children on Oatland Lane were donated by Keepmoat and J Palmer Landscapes Ltd - who supply and plant up the communal areas in Little London.