Blooming in Tintwistle

Crocuses will be bursting into bloom all over Tintwistle come next spring.

The parish council is being presented with 4,000 bulbs by Glossop Rotary Club.

Chair Cllr Marianne Stevenson, contemplating what lies ahead, said: “We shall need a team to help.”

The bulbs are heading to the village as part of Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign.

The purple crocus is the Rotary Club’s symbol for this campaign because purple is the colour of the dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.

Tintwistle Cenotaph Association has suggested several places across the village for planting.

They include the top of West Drive where it joins Manchester Road, the flower bed on the corner of West Drive and Conduit Street, the round bed at the bottom of Old Road and under some of the trees up at the cenotaph. 

Cllr Stevenson said: “The crocuses will bring some early spring colour to the village and remind us of the Rotary Club’s contribution to the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign.”

Volunteers wanting to join the planting team should contact Marianne.

Over the next couple of years Tintwistle will be welcoming a considerable number of new residents to the village and the parish council wants to make them feel at home.

A new development at Willow Gardens at the bottom of New Road and also across the wards of Tintwistle and Crowden will see the village population expand.

This month’s council meeting will discuss the possibility of creating a ‘new residents’ leaflet’ which will tell newcomers all they need to know.

Villagers with suggestions of what to include should contact any of the parish councillors.

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