Beauty created out of rubbish

CHILDREN are planting bulbs to brighten up Morley.

Members of the Chattabox Club run by Morley Community Church are planting hundreds of crocuses and daffodils using recycled mushroom boxes.

Linking with the New Creation project and the Groundwork Trust, church members came up with the idea of using rubbish to create beauty.

Over 70 mushroom boxes that would have otherwise been thrown away were obtained from local greengrocers. Under adult supervision, children who attend the weekly Chattabox club at the Community Church filled the boxes with 500 bulbs in anticipation of Spring time.

Once the flowers have grown, the mushroom tubs will be presented to local pensioners and placed in a variety of locations to brighten up the town.

Church leader Ray Baker explained that this bulb planting initiative made a significant contribution to helping children understand the importance of caring for the environment, waste minimisation and recycling.

Town councillor, local environmentalist and board member of the New Creation Project Andy Dalton commented: "This really is a simple and original idea.

"It will make Morley look better, bring cheer to local elderly people and help children appreciate the importance of looking after their town."

Morley Community Church is the successor to Fletcher Memorial Methodist Chapel and meets in the hall of Cross Hall School in Fountain Street. It is involved in a variety of projects as it seeks to meet the social and spiritual needs of Morley residents.