MEMBERS of Winchester's Jewish community have a plan.

They aim to carpet woodland at a new city park with bluebells to flower every spring.

Some 15 people were at the park, Hilliers Haven in Abbotts Barton planting the bulbs to celebrate Mitzvah Day when Jewish people undertake work for the good of the general community. Across the country some 1,400 events were organised.

In recent years they have undertaken gardening at the little park next to The Weirs and turned their attention to Hillier's Haven which was formally opened earlier this year as part of the Hillier Way housing development.

The park features paths through the woodland, a meadow with stone fire pits, bird and bat boxes, a sculpture trail, and interpretation boards showing a map and details of the animals and plants.

It's a large space and they hope to cover more ground next year.

William Carver, the organiser, said: "Hillier’s Haven is a wonderful addition for walkers and nature-lovers. We really enjoyed planting the bluebells and will return to see how they are doing in late sing. Thanks to Winchester City Council for letting us make a small contribution to the beauty of the area."