The Adlington in Bloom group received funding from Chorley Community Housing to create new plant beds on Rothwell Road, Anderton.

The plant beds were filled with winter roses and various other plants to brighten up a patch of grass opposite St Joseph’s school.

Samantha Hornsby, Neighbourhood Development Officer at CCH said: “It’s great to see a smaller project like this making such a difference to the local area. Residents and visitors alike love the new additions which really seem to brighten up the corner plot."

The Adlington in Bloom Group work very hard in the area to improve the environment for residents.

Jeanette Lowe of the Adlington in Bloom group, said: "The neighbourhood fund money has enabled us to brighten up areas of the community which can sometimes get overlooked during the winter months."

CCH has also funded several events and activities over the past few months for Network 50+ throughout Chorley.

The Network 50+ group supports older people and their families throughout the Chorley area, helping them to live healthy, happy and active lives.

The group received a £500 grant from CCH’s Neighbourhood Fund which was put towards armchair keep fit sessions, table top gardening demonstrations, history speakers, art and music classes and a Victorian workshop.

The Network 50+ group provide a range of social, creative and educational activities.

For further information or events contact the Tatton Community Centre on 01257 267194.

Carolyn Higgins, Network 50+ manager, said: "We would like to thank CCH for their support.

"We have been able to provide so many activities with this money and it makes a real difference to the older people we support."