Pocklington residents urged to enter bloomin’ great ‘Plant My Street’ scheme
The environmental group Greener Pocklington and Pocklington Town Council have announced that they are running a competition entitled “Plant My Street”.
Pocklington residents are being invited to plant around lampposts, telegraph poles, street signs, litter bins, benches and other areas.
Entries are being invited from individuals and groups, and those with existing street plantings also actively encouraged to enter.
The idea originally came from the town council and is designed to make Pocklington an even more attractive place, support wildlife, and reduce weed maintenance spraying on the streets.
Counsellor Ruth Hodgson has agreed to be one of the judges, along with Sue Bond from Greener Pocklington – well known for her excellent snowdrop collection at Devonshire Mill.
Judging will be looking at both appearance and value to wildlife between Monday, July 12 and Saturday, July 17.
There will be prizes for best entry, best new planting this year, and an award for best team effort.
The groups will also produce a Town Trail so people can walk around and view the hard work of Pocklington residents.
Greener Pocklington said: “This competition is part of our drive to enhance Pocklington and to support wildlife
“It’s not about winning, but about working together to achieve this.
“We would encourage everyone, no matter how modest their efforts, to take part.
“To enter please send an email to [email protected] as soon as you can, but before Saturday, June 19.
“We will then send you the details of the contest and register your entry.”