Bee-friendly flower were planted in a corner of Eastwood Park to create a new pollinator-friendly garden. Families were also able to take a bee-friendly plant and so help create a big local network of bee foraging habitat.
Special guests at the event – which was organised with Chesterfield Borough Council – included Chesterfield Mayor Councillor Maureen Davenport, and local councillors Mick Brady and Kate Sarvent.
“Huge thanks to everyone who attended this special event and made it such a buzzing success! It was a wonderful way to celebrate the beginning of our National Lottery backed Pollinating the Peak project, which is all about saving the sound of summer by taking positive action for bumblebees,” said Sally Cuckney, Pollinating the Peak Project Manager.
Bumblebee Conservation Trust is running Pollinating the Peak with its partners Chatsworth, Chesterfield Borough Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Little Green Space, Moors for the Future Partnership, National Trust and Peak District National Park. The project has been made possible thanks to National Lottery players, after it received a grant of more than £700,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).