ENVIRONMENTAL group GreenFerry has appointed a new chairman to manage their High Street flower project.
Local resident Paul Kirkwood has stepped forward to take over management of the project and will be supported by Diane Brown and the new recently-appointed BID board made up of local business representatives.
Paul (51), who is studying project management and administration at Stevenson College, said: “I’m hoping to find my way back into employment. I can use this project as part of my course, and hopefully improve on what has been done. With so many new businesses in Queensferry, we may even be able to extend the project.”
Now that a new chairman has been found, the plea has now gone out for new volunteers to help out on planting day on Sunday, October 7. The Sea Cadets, who normally help deliver plants to various locations in the High Street, have been pre-booked this year, to help out at the Ferry Glen. This leaves the Green- Ferry short of volunteers for the day.
Former GreenFerry chairman Joyce Faulkner, said, “Everything is in place. Flowers are set to be delivered, and a team of people has been arranged to sort them into sets, beginning at 10.15am. What we need now is for as many people as possible to arrive at 11.15am, for the actual planting.”
No experience is necessary, and all equipment will be provided, as well as a free buffet lunch for all volunteers.
New chairman Paul added: “We hope the community will continue to support the community flower project as it has always done. It will make a huge difference to have some extra bodies around.”
Anyone who wishes to help should just turn up on the day (meet at the police station) or contact Paul by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Schools and nurseries in particular are invited to take part as part as the event can count towards their Green Flag programme.