The Chamber has arranged for a mass bulb planting in Northumberland Square – see below for details
Businesses, schools and residents join forces to breathe new life into Northumberland Square, North Shields
BUSINESSES, schools and residents of North Shields are getting green-fingered to help breathe new life into Northumberland Square.
Members of the North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce, the council, local school pupils and residents are all joining forces to plant 500 bulbs at the Georgian square this Thursday (30th).
The bulbs have been bought by the chamber’s committee, as part of its commitment to ensure that the town is an attractive place to live, work and visit.
David Bavaird, chair of the North Shields Chamber, said: “This is a great example of what makes North Shields special. We have businesses, schools, council members and residents all coming together to help with the bulb planting. It is community spirit at it its best.
“Northumberland Square is right in the heart of North Shields and is a beautiful area dating back to Georgian times. We want to make sure that the area is taken care of and looks its best so that can all take pride in our town.”
He added: “Everyone is welcome to the bulb planting and we look forward to meeting different members of our fantastic, diverse community on Thursday.”
Northumberland Square was designated a conservation area in 1975 and is cited as “the closest thing on Tyneside to the iconic Georgian squares of Edinburgh, Dublin, London and Bath”.
Cllr John Stirling, cabinet member with responsibility for the environment, said: “Making sure our borough remains a beautiful place to live, work and visit is one of our top priorities, so I’m delighted that we were able to help the North Shields Chamber of Trade and Commerce organise this bulb planting in Northumberland Square.
“It’s also fantastic to see young people from local schools getting involved and taking an interest in keeping their own area clean. The enthusiasm they show when taking part in these events can be contagious, so it’s bound to be an excellent day.”
The bulb planting will take from 11am – 4pm where equipment will be provided for all those who wish to take part