Green-fingered pupils plant bulbs at pond

Left to right. Terry Martleton, Lauren Martleton, Victoria Perkins, Harrison Robins and Jo Perkins from the Baffins Pond Association planting flower bulbs in the grass around the pond.  Picture: Steve Reid (123149-751)
Left to right. Terry Martleton, Lauren Martleton, Victoria Perkins, Harrison Robins and Jo Perkins from the Baffins Pond Association planting flower bulbs in the grass around the pond. Picture: Steve Reid (123149-751)

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PUPILS at Westover Primary School joined members of the Baffins Pond Association to help plant spring flowering bulbs.

Local resident Robert Perkins approached Portsmouth City Council for permission to plant the bulbs at the north side of Baffins Pond just off Tangier Road, Copnor.

Mr Perkins bought 1,000 daffodil and 90 crocus bulbs to ensure the pond surroundings will be in full bloom this spring.

It comes as the association received a welcome boost in the form of a £1,000 grant from the BT People Awards.

The group won the environmental category and the cash will go towards transforming its old pump house into an environmental study centre for the community.

Treasurer Nicky Rice said: ‘‘We are looking to put the money towards the purchase of an interactive smart white board and projector for our environmental resource and study centre which we are hoping to have fully operational by the summer of next year.’

The association is on the lookout for new members.

The group meets at the association compound at Baffins Pond opposite the children’s play park every Saturday between noon and 4pm.

For more information, call 07949 729249 or email baffinspondassociaiton@ntlworld.com

Local resident Robert Perkins approached Portsmouth City Council and gained permission to plant spring flowering bulbs in the grass areas on the north side of Baffins Pond. Robert has bought 1,000 daffodil and 90 crocus bulbs and Baffins Pond Association has arranged to plant them with the help of local children from Westover Primary School at 2pm on Wednesday 26th September. I believe you will be sending a photographer to cover this event?