Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Appeal to replant primroses

A CALL has been made to save the primroses at Townlands Hospital before demolition work begins.

The Friends of Townlands Hospital want to preserve the thousands of flowering plants growing at the York Road site.

Town councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin, who is a member of the group, is asking residents to help dig up the primroses and take care of them until they can be replanted at the new hospital.

Cllr Hodgkin, who also runs the Henley Gardening Buddies, said: “Over the years, many primroses have seeded themselves on the hospital site and this has given much pleasure to the residents of Henley. Before the demolition work starts we would like to save these primroses and, when the new hospital is built, replant them as a community project.”

The idea first came up at the Friends’ annual meeting two years ago when Pam Phillips, another town councillor on the group, was mayor.

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