Colin works tirelessly to help improve Pontefract town centre. Colin’s actions impact on the lives of thousands of people who walk through the town centre or visit the Valley Gardens Park. As the chairman of the Friends of Friarwood Valley Gardens, chairman of Pontefract in Bloom and chairman of Pontefract Heritage Partnership, he is committed to creating beautiful green spaces for everyone to enjoy. Colin works hard to get sponsorship for all the tiered flower tubs, hanging baskets and planters that decorate the streets. Colin and his volunteers work hard to transform the Valley Gardens, making it an area that people travel from all around to enjoy. He is passionate about the town’s heritage and his current project aims to save the town’s dispensary and its ancient hermitage so it will once again become a place to be visited.