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Report for the June 2017 Parish Council Magazine -Kippax Matters


One of the problems of writing for the magazine is that the piece is written well before you read it because of the publishing demands. Consequently, as I write Spring has sprung, the mercury is rising and for the past month or so, the village has basked in colour of the many daffodils around the village.

Our volunteers are continuing to maintain the very high standards set in recent years, in particular our Gold Medal and best in category in the UK in 2016. As has been stated before, winning awards is very appealing, but the main purpose is to enhance the appearance of the environment in which we live.

Rockery adjacent to the library

As mentioned in the last magazine, a major project this year is the creation of a vegetable garden in the walled garden behind the Church hall by the Cubs and Scouts, helped by Kippax in Bloom. To that end we are very grateful to our ward councillors Lewis, Harland and Wakefield for arranging for the Community Payback team to improve the area around the car park next to the Church Hall by pruning all the trees and shrubs, ready for KIB and our fantastic Scouts to manage the area during the rest of the year.

Autumn, winter and early spring have been spent on the necessary maintenance tasks and planning improvements for the coming season. We continue to work closely with Kippax North School, and thank all the staff and pupils for their huge efforts in their own gardens

In 2017, we are again in Yorkshire in Bloom. The judges will be visiting Kippax on Friday 14th July, so let’s hope that the sun shines on that particular day.

In the meantime we will be continuing with our efforts as always around our community including planting, weeding, painting, litter picking and grass cutting to name some of the tasks we do. More volunteers to help us would be very welcome. We continue to welcome the support of the Parish Council without whom our efforts would not be possible, as well as our ward councillors, Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside Department and Locality Team and Woodend Nurseries. We also appreciate the support we receive from Kippax residents whose positive comments and some monetary donations are very welcome. All contributions and sponsorship would be very much appreciated. The closing date for entries in our Front Garden competition is June 24th.

Please call into Pat’s Sweet Shop on the High Street and have a chat about anything to do with Kippax in Bloom, or contact her on 0113 2862283 or

e-mail at psamykib@aol.com

Our website is www.kippaxinbloom.com.


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