ANNUAL UPDATE 2004
The pathways include a delightful stretch alongside the sparkling waters of the ghyll, and enable visitors to get up close to the waterside flora, including some lovely fern clumps and banks of primroses. This attractive feature and valuable wildlife habitat will continue to be enhanced by further work on the steep slopes to each side of the path.
Another Festival event, which proved to be a huge success, was the Doggy FunDay held on Saturday August 14th, when 'Best Friends' dog training team mounted a display beside the picnic area, followed by fun challenges and competitions open to all dogs and owners.
At the suggestion of Bradford Countryside Service and with permission from Ilkley Parish Council, we planted a number of trees on the grassland at the foot of Ilkley Moor (just opposite the Millennium Green) at the end of November as part of National Tree Week. The trees were funded by Keighley Community Council and offered for dedication by members of the public to raise funds for the Trust. With all trees dedicated and 'bookings' for dedications already made for next year, this scheme shows every promise of great success.
We also contributed to Ilkley's superb achievement in winning the small towns category of 'Britain in Bloom' and gaining a gold award in this national competition - a wonderful tribute to the enterprise and dedication of 'green-fingered' volunteers and Council staff.
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