Connecting the Community

Duston in Bloom 2022/2023

Get involved!

We really appreciated all the help we had to get the bulbs in and upgrade the tubs and would like to say a HUGE thankyou to our volunteers old and new for helping us to make Duston even more beautiful in 2022.

But we still have work to do...

We will be planting new hedgerows and trees as part of the Queen's Green Canopy so will be looking for plenty more help.

We have permission to develop the area outside Main Rd Co-op (Woodley Chase end) Would you like to be involved?

Is there an area of Duston that could do with a tidy up? Can we enhance some areas with more planting or add to those areas that have gone a bit sparse?

Please contact Alison to register your interest for this year's Big Community Plant Up or to share your ideas.

Our Grow Together Allotment has an exciting monthly programme. For more info about single and group volunteer dates and activities click here

We know that many of you are collecting litter on your daily walks and we have plans for community picks so again, please let us know if you would like to join us.

Contact bcdm@duston-pc.gov.uk or call 01604 583626


BIG THANKS to our young people

We love how enthusiastic our young people are about keeping our village looking lovely.

Thank you to the 87th Northampton (St Francis) guides and leaders who did a great job litter picking and were afterwards rewarded with a chip supper

Well done!

The help from our young people from Duston's uniformed groups has come to fruition. We hope you are enjoying the daffodils across Duston. Thanks to all of you, your leaders and families for making a difference in your community.

Timken Traffic Lights 11th Northampton Boys' Brigade

St Luke's Playing Field 16th Duston Scouts

Hardlands Road Duston's Girl Guiding Groups

Errington Park 47th Scouts

Winter Hanging Baskets

BIG thanks to the Facilities Team for getting our winter hanging baskets up and to and Perkins Florist for filling them.

If you would like to sponsor a basket in 2022 please let us know.

Baskets can be seen at the following locations;

STUDIO 53

DUSTON COBBLER

YOUR MOVE

'AIR CUT

DUSTON VILLAGE BAKERY

JACKSON GRUNDY

NUMBER 50 CAFE

GOODYER TRAVEL

PUNCH OPTICIANS

BARBER JO

DUSTON FISH BAR

THE SCISSOR BOX

TAN'D

SMITH'S BARBER COMPANY

Duston in Bloom 2021

THANK YOU!

Our thanks to all of you who braved the elements to help us Spring into 2022. Armed with bulbs, trowels and enthusiasm our lovely volunteers have made a difference around the village for us all to enjoy in the spring.

THANK YOU to our lovely volunteer, Barbara, who, with the help of Fern from Affinity Day Care, planted daffodils under the trees on the bank as you come into the St Luke's Centre car park.

THANK YOU to Fern and the lovely ladies and gents at Affinity Day Care for filling up the tubs at St Luke's Centre. These can be seen outside the Main Hall at the back of the building.

THANK YOU to our lovely volunteer, Moira, who filled the pots and flower bed on the bank at St Luke's Centre with lovely red tulips.

THANK YOU to our lovely volunteers from The Grow Together Allotment, Jenny and Issy, for revamping all the planters under the Duston signs

THANK YOU to our lovely friends at Barnett Landscapes for planting bulbs at the War Memorial for some lovely spring colour

THANK YOU to the boys and girls from Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, parents and leaders, Terry, Julie, Gavin & Adam from the 16th Northampton (Duston) Scout Group for planting nearly 100 bulbs around the St Luke's Field

THANK YOU to the boys and girls, parents and leaders from the 47th Northampton (Duston) Scout Group for planting over 80 bulbs along the Ryeland Road entrance to Errington Park.

YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!

Last updated: Wed, 31 Aug 2022 13:58