Wyre Council

Garstang getting ready to Bloom for Britain

Published on Tuesday 23rd March 2010

Garstang will be celebrating the launch of its 2010 campaign for the national finals of Britain in Bloom by hosting a dual event at St Thomas' School on Kepple Lane on Sunday 28 March.

Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre, Councillor Alan and Mrs Kath Vincent will officially open two new projects at 1pm.

First of these is the creation of a sustainably planted slope where bulb planting for seasonal colour will be enhanced by permanent green shrubs, to be maintained by the school gardening club.

The second and larger project aims to improve facilities for both school and the local community. This will see the creation of a new allotment area from a section of the school playing field, where the children can grow their own vegetables for use in school. The bloom volunteers will also prepare further allotment areas, potentially for use by the canal dwelling community who live adjacent to the project but currently have no land to cultivate.

Garstang has a long and prestigious history within the In Bloom competition, with four previous gold awards at national level and an outstanding gold at international level in the 2008 Entente Florale competition. This year's judging will take place around July.

If anyone would like to volunteer to help, the team is always glad of new willing hands. You don't need to have green fingers - other tasks that the group undertake include litter picking, watering, painting and general cleaning up around town.

The regular clean-up evenings take place on Wednesdays and normally end up with a little light refreshment in one of the local hostelries, so its not all hard work!

If you can help out in any way, please contact Norah Hoyles on 01995 602841 for more information.

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