The Green Team - A Bit About the Green Team
Back in early 2008 observations and recommendations were being discussed between Mr. Andrew Fillingham, the local Council and people with professional knowledge, regarding alterations to The Hollows and the Woodland Glade in the hope that these areas could be made more easily available for the benefit of the community and improvement of the areas in general.
Over the following months much correspondence was generated and meetings took place with the final being what we have at present time - something we hope all villagers and visitors alike can enjoy.
Obviously all these improvements did not come about on their own and much work and hard labour was invested by too many people to be listed here. Many hours of discussion and hospitable ete a tets took place on Wednesday mornings mainly when, with spades and forks busily beavering away, the whole world was put to right only to be the same old mess the next day.!! This group of helpers was eventualy called the Green Team - a title we rather enjoy, and when the village decided to enter the Best Kept Village competition, the team stepped forwardto assist where they could making flower beds and generally making the village such, as to gain second place. This has only whetted our appetites and we now have first place in view for this year. We have a lovely stream with a mill wheel to sit and relax on, a wood full of flowers and an elegant statue with the more "wild" area in the Hollows where one can sit on a rustic seat and enjoy the peace and quiet of this wonderful area. Pathhs are suitable for wheelchair users and the origianal ideas have come to fruition. Anyone with a spade, fork or a hoe and a couple of hours "spare" time would be most welcome by our group. We do not meet every week but try to keep an eye on "jobs to be done" and work necessary. If anyone is interested in joining us, contact the Clerk for further details. The Green Team are also most grateful for the help and enthusiasm from the local school children and staff. They make a valuable contribution to our efforts with tubs of flowers around the pond and we hope this work will ensure that the children, when adults, will appreciate the beautiful countryside around them and help to take care of it.
September 2018 - Members of the Green Team carry out a litter pick around the village.
April 2018 - A few members of the team carrying out the spring clean on the children's play area at the Pleasure Ground.
June 2016 - A few members of the Green Team doing their bit for the weekends Royal celebrations.
November 2015 - The Green Team members were surprised and delighted to be the recipients of a special award for improving the local environment. A certificate and a £25 garden voucher were presented at the CPRE Best Kept Village presentation evening on 21st September 2015.
Members of the Green Team hot-footed it to Brigg Garden Centre and over coffee and cakes made the decision - daffodil bulbs for the edge of the Pleasure Ground path and hyacinth bulbs for the little garden in front of the War Memorial were chosen. These have now been planted.
If you are at a loose end on Wednesday morning at 9.30am, come along to the flag pole with a few tools - there is always something to do.
By the way, Worlaby came first in the Best Kept Village competition (small village category).
Thank you everyone for your pretty gardens and for keeping Worlaby litter-free.
March 2014 - The Green Team members, along with the Chairman of the Parish Council, hard at work clearing the path and the playground of leaves.