Work continues to grow to help the town blossom

Incredible Edible Brighouse fruit planting in the town centre. Pictured are  Gillian Pelling (Calder Valley Skip Hire ),Bernie Toner, Jackie Braddock, Sandra Edwards ,Mark Dempsey
Incredible Edible Brighouse fruit planting in the town centre. Pictured are Gillian Pelling (Calder Valley Skip Hire ),Bernie Toner, Jackie Braddock, Sandra Edwards ,Mark Dempsey

The continued hard work of Incredible Edible Brighouse continues to blossom with more groups joining the effort to improve the town.

The latest project by the group has seen members working with Calderdale Council’s Safer Cleaner Greener team to plant fruit trees in the centre, which have been spnsored by by Calder Valley Skip Hire .

Over the coming months it is hoped a variety of trees including dwarf fruit trees, plums, apples and pears will grow in the urban environment.

Members from Incredible Edible Brighouse also hope the plants will create early flower interest, encourage insect activity and produce an array of autumn leaf colour.

Mark Yates, from the group, said: “We are trying to establish community involvement at different levels be it a corporate level for team building days and establishing links with local restaurants where food can be grown on site with the sustainable planting schemes that we are actively trying to establish and promote.”

The group was established in Spring 2013 and has had a positive impact on the centre of Brighouse town centre.

The group has worked in partnership with the Safer Cleaner Greener section of Calderdale Council, Brighouse Business Initiative and many other local volunteer organisations and youth groups.

Among the areas targeted include Lawson Road, the canal walkway and the Wellington Arcade with schemes which mix sustainable planting with vegetables and herbs introduced, and all of which have attracted positive responses from the public.

The group holds planting sessions throughout the year and people can volunteer their time to help with the planting and cleaning up.

For more details, visit the Incredible Edible Brighouse website, www.incredibleediblebrighouse.co.uk.