Volunteers help tidy Flower beds in Amble Town Square - May 2016
23rd October, 2017 Pictured are Serena and Jacqui, two members of Warkworth in Bloom, assisted by members of the Rotary Club of Amble and Warkworth doing some serious pruning and creating a rockery on the Millenium Green in Warkworth. Serena is an honorary member of the Rotary Club , who two years ago was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship (a prestigious Rotary award), for her work in the community over many years.
31st October, 2017 The dull, overcast skies along Rotary Way this morning were somewhat brightened by the high-vis jackets of Rotary Amble and Warkworth members, members of Inner Wheel, representatives from Amble Church and 2 young Italian missionaries. Everyone was involved in planting 5000 crocus corms to remind us all of Rotary's 30year bid to rid the world of that insidious disease polio which targets children and young people. When you see the flowers next Spring, think of all the children throughout the world who have had purple dye on their finger to show that they have been immunised. We are so close to making this disease extinct. Our thanks also go to Lords Plant Hire in Alnwick for their sponsorship.
Rotary Amble and Warkworth embarked on a community project to plant wild flowers in two areas of Rotary Way, each about 100 metres long . The sites were cleared, harrowed, rolled and planted with wild flower seeds (collected in Northumberland) in August 2016. Last year many seeds germinated and the areas were mowed and cleared in August 2017. Some pictures show planting at the Warkworth end of the Way and others are taken at the Amble end of the way. There are lots of daisies, butterups, clover, thistles and YELLOW RATTLE. - very important (it is parasitic on grass). This year most of the perennials have come into flower and have created two excellent wild flower areas. And just to show what planting wild flowers can do, even on a busy roadside, we found the juvenile pheasant resting in the wild flowers.
November 1st. 2018 - More crocuses for Rotary Way
Members of Rotary and Inner Wheel recently planted 5,000 crocus bulbs along Rotary Way between Amble & Warkworth. Over the past three years the clubs have planted 5,750 crocus bulbs at each end of Rotary Way, the symbol adopted by Rotary International to remind everyone of Rotary's efforts to eliminate polio from the world. There are still a small number of children who develop polio each year and to eliminate this tiny number of cases is extremely difficult, and expensive.
2.5 BILLION children have been vaccinated worldwide since Rotary started this initiative in the Phillipines in 1979. The colour purple represents the purple dye placed on the little finger to indicate those children who have been immunised.........not every country has administrative systems like our own for recordind children's medical histories.
Rotary and Inner Wheel are most grateful to Lords of Alnwick for their continued sponsorship and support.
November, 2018 - Ongoing work at Brambles is completed.
The Centre Manager Pauline said afterwards.........."A huge thank you to all of the gentlemen at the Rotary Club of Amble & Warkworth who have created a wonderful outdoor space, that was in much need of attention and a big thank you to the students at James Calvert Spence College for helping to paint the wendy house. As you can see the children are loving the new area".