10,000 bulbs brighten up Whitby

Rachel Clarkson and Taylor White from St Hilda's school taking part in the planting of the crocus river at Pannett Park
Rachel Clarkson and Taylor White from St Hilda's school taking part in the planting of the crocus river at Pannett Park

ten thousand crocus will brighten up an area of Whitby thanks to the efforts of schoolchildren and volunteers.

Towards the end of last year, youngsters from St Hilda’s, Stakesby, East Whitby, Caedmon and Eskdale Schools rolled up their sleeves to help volunteers from the Friends of Pannett Park and council staff plant thousands of colourful mixed and yellow bulbs along the grass verge from the Chubb Hill Roundabout to the Little Park.

The planting of the flowers along a 130 metre section took place over the course of a few days in mild weather.

Park’s officer Chris Roe said: “The idea is that it will lead people down there to see the South Sea island planting in the Little Park.

“Everyone worked very hard with over 40 children taking part over the course of three days.”

The crocus bulbs were funded as part of the Heritage Lottery grant which has helped transform Pannett Park. The flowers are expected to make an appearance for people to see between February and March.