Betty’s Garden gets a makeover

Published 13 April 2015


A picturesque spot at the edge of a WDH estate is heading into spring with a makeover thanks to a weekly gardening club.

Volunteers pruned shrubs, trimmed borders and picked up litter at the Cutsyke Crest site known as Betty’s Garden, named after long-standing Westwood Road resident Betty Whittock.

Those who helped out included Rheta Davison, of Cutsyke Community Group, PCSO Yvonne Botham and Trish Ellis, community organiser for Castleford, Cutsyke and Whitwood, who this year is working for Castleford Heritage Trust and is overseeing the gardening club, which meets on Thursday mornings from 10am.

Other events over the school holidays included coffee mornings, craft events and an Easter egg hunt for children.

WDH Tenant Involvement Officer Sally Holdsworth, who helped organise the activities, said: “The garden is looking lovely thanks to the volunteers.”

Rheta added: “This patch of land needed quite a lot of work. The gardening club has gone from strength to strength.”


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