This is going back a few years, but it’s just as valid now as it was then. Good people doing good stuff for the benefit of everyone.
TPEG was formed in 2003 by a group of residents keen to improve the environment of Tankersley Parish. With grants from local authorities, charities and individuals a great deal was achieved.
- Over 13,000 bulbs were planted around the Parish – just look, as examples, at the snowdrops and crocuses at the top of Pilley Green and the daffodils on Pilley Lane.
- Oak, chestnut, hawthorn and cherry trees were planted in the Welfare and Lidgett Lane playing fields.
- We were involved with the construction of the dipping pond
- Hedges were planted on Pilley Lane and by the equestrian waiting area by the bridge over the M1 by the School.
- Six benches were erected in various locations so that people could sit and enjoy our surroundings.
- The village stones come from this early period.
- There was clearing of paths and excessive growth in, among other places, Potter Holes, Broad Ings and the copses behind the Welfare Hall.
- Saplings and brambles were cut back in Broad Ings to open up glades between the trees and allow snowdrops and blue bells to flourish.
- We took part in open days in Potter Holes
- Bird and bat boxes were erected in Broad Ings and Potter Holes
- Tree protectors were removed from young trees in the nature reserve off Carr Lane and the plantation on the mound between Pilley Green and Potter Holes
- The inevitable litter picking
As some members got older they retired from active duties, but revived interest in 2019 led to new members joining the group and carrying on the work.