A Dorset community is looking to plant flowers to sustain the life of bees.

Chickerell Town Council and Little Green Change are asking for residents to help plant 6,000 crocus bulbs at Claypits, by the rear of Plover Drive, Chickerell on Saturday, November 11 between 10am to 12pm.

The aim of the project, called the Chickerell Community Crocus Challenge, is to create a large carpet of crocus on the grassy area at Claypits to provide early nectar and pollen for bees that are emerging from hibernation.

Attendees are asked to bring a trowel and gloves to help improve the natural environment for nature and visitors to the site who can enjoy the colourful early spring display.

A two-minute silence to mark Remembrance Day will take place during the event at 11am.

Little Green Change, a not-for-profit social enterprise is supporting the council in this project. It provides environmental education and opportunities for children in primary and secondary-aged schools across the UK and in the community.  

For further information, contact Tara Williams, facilities manager, on 01305 767458 or email: tara.williams@chickerell-tc.gov.uk