Bee bid will turn parts of town into hive of activity

“TODMORDEN it’s up to you” - that’s the message from a community group bidding to improve the town.

Incredible Edible Todmorden (IET) has applied for £44,714 to create a bee biotope in the town and the group needs residents to back their bid when it appears on ITV Calendar News throughout Wednesday, June 29.

Each person can vote up to ten times and voting will close at midnight, although the phone number will not be released until the day of the vote.

Pam Warhurst, from IET, said the idea to turn parts of the town into a sensory habitat to support bees - which will be linked in with the Green Route around Todmorden - could also boost the local economy.

“If we’re successful then people will start to see a difference straight away,” she said. “We will be starting with the planting and asking local companies to help us with the markers along the bee route.

“We will also be working with local artists, so it will be a real town effort.”

The bid has received the support of children at Ferney Lee School, who sang a special bee song, which will appear on Calendar, and Emmerdale actress Jane Cox - who plays Lisa Dingle.

For more information visit www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk.