Leading a collaborative community initiative Whitby in Bloom will create an ‘Alice’ themed garden in the fledgling green space on Cliff Street, adjacent to the car park and behind Poundland.
Currently this area is a hot-spot for anti-social behaviour, we will transform it into a civic asset where visitors and residents can rest together and enjoy the view.
The aim of the garden is to bring together the community in making a difference to those living with dementia.
Our idea for improving the local neighbourhood is to transform the stepped pathway that leads from Whitby Abbey car-park into the centre of town by clearing away the rubbish, removing the excessive bramble growth, painting the railings and seats and planting wild flowers and sustainable wildlife friendly shrubs.
On Bagdale, next to Pannett Park lies the Quaker Burial Ground, a wonderful space which is transforming into a community orchard with heritage fruit trees under-planted with bulbs and a wildflower meadow. The perfect haven for wildlife in the middle of Whitby.
As part of our commitment to the community we provide fun and educational events to support our theme 'Buzzin' about Bloom