Volunteers wanted to keep town blooming

THE Batley Community Alliance is looking for volunteers to help make the town a nicer place to live.

For the past two years, in face of council cutbacks, the small group has been improving the town centre by tending the borders on Upper Commercial Street and Henrietta Street.

They have also planted two three-tier planters at the bottom of Market Place.

The summer programme has started and secretary Richard Martin said: “We are looking for volunteers to help - more hands make light work!

“There is further ‘clearing’ work to be done before new plants are put in and then it is a case of keeping the areas tidy.”

The team is meeting on the first and third Fridays of the month (2pm-4pm) and the second and fourth Saturdays (9.30am-11.30am). Dates are:

April: Saturday 29 (Batley Parish churchyard for a tidy-up); May: Friday 5, Saturday 13, Friday 19, Saturday 27; June: Friday 2, Saturday 10, Friday 16, Saturday 24; July: Friday 7, Saturday 15, Friday 21, Saturday 29; August: Friday 4, Saturday 12, Friday 18, Saturday 26.

The group meets in the Irish Democratic League Club car park.

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