Ten years on and Ovenden still blooms

photo 1 Daffodils Coauin Lane OvendenYou may remember that cold winter morning in November 2014, Halifax in bloom, Ovenden Initiative and Pupils from Dean Field Community Primary School got together to mark 10 years of bulb planting by planting thousands more daffodil bulbs along the driveway of Dean Field School and Cousin Lane, Ovenden.

In November 2004 the bulb planting began with 85,000 jet fire daffodil bulbs being planted on the central reservations from top to bottom on Ovenden Way which produces a stunning display every spring.

To mark the ten year anniversary of the Ovenden Initiative and the Junior Wardens Programme every pupil that attends Dean Field school got involved along with the Dean Field Parents and Friends Association, teachers, support staff and councillors from the Ovenden Ward to mark the anniversary.

Karen Scanlon – Ward Link Worker for Ovenden Initiative said:

“This fantastic splash of yellow gives a cheerful and welcoming spring ‘hello!’ to the Ovenden area creating a fantastic display and a fabulous way to mark the occasion. It has also enabled all the pupils from Dean Field Community School to be involved in creating some local history that will reward Ovenden with years of blooming daffodils.”

Halifax in Bloom and Dean field PFA put in a bid to the Ovenden Community First to work in partnership alongside the Ovenden Initiative, Safer Cleaner Greener Team at Calderdale Council and the Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School.

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