Spring blooms bring colour back to community space.

A local beauty spot has burst to life with a splash of spring colour from more than 5000 daffodils.

Spring blooms of more than 5000 daffodils bring the colour back to Bluebell Dene

Published

06 Apr 2022

Back in Autumn last year our construction partners Costain Jacobs and a team of 13 volunteers worked alongside members of Woolsington Parish Council, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Catherine McKinnell MP.

Together they carefully planted more than 5000 bulbs which are now blooming and bringing a refreshing splash of colour to the area. Over recent years the area has been less attractive and welcoming due to anti-social behaviour and decline of native spring bulbs.

Woolsington Parish Council are working on a project to restore Bluebell Dene to its original beauty.  Bluebell Dene is a local beauty spot in Newbiggin Hall with a footpath that connects a housing estate with the Metro station and the surrounding areas of Bank Foot and Kingston Park.

Costain Jacobs were delighted to be able to help the parish council with their plans and have agreed to volunteer again later in the year.

Sandra Evenden, Community Relations Manager said “Projects like this are really important to local residents and we are delighted to be able to help by donating the bulbs and we are thankful to our staff for volunteering their time to help with the planting. We are looking forward to being able to work with Woolsington Parish Council later in the year.”

The team of volunteers were made up of staff from Costain Jacobs working on the A1 Scotswood to North Brunton and the A1 Birtley to Coalhouse projects as well as staff developing the A1 Morpeth to Ellingham project.

More information can be found on our project pages.

Planting together
Woolsington Parish Council, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Catherine McKinnell MP
Volunteers planting bulbs last year
Volunteers planting bulbs last year
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