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Gainsborough will be Blooming for Regional Competition

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Gainsborough will be Blooming for Regional Competition

2 March 2020

Following a 12-month break Gainsborough has once again entered the East Midland’s in Bloom competition with great support from businesses and residents across the town.

Many businesses have stepped forward to sponsor the brightly coloured planters that will be positioned around the town and in the Market Place.

Gainsborough received a silver gilt award in 2018 when it last entered the competition and the In Bloom Team are planning to step up their efforts and go for gold this year.

Stallard Kane Compliance, Adam’s Bay, HSR Law and MK Groundcare were the first of the businesses backing the initiative with Aegir Digital, Horsley’s, SW Cowley, Adam Price Electrical, Sills & Betteridge Solicitors, Vision Express and McDonald’s also pledging their support.

Attractive barrier baskets will be introduced for the first time to the town centre junctions outside Tesco, Marshall’s Yard and KFC thanks to a grant from Gainsborough Town Council.

It is also hoped that after obtaining relevant permissions and with the help of Gainsborough’s councillors, two large scale tiered planters can be introduced this year on the bend at Market Street and Church Street. 

Several local councillors have already offered to support these using their council initiative fund - including Cllr Boles, Cllr Snee, Cllr Clews, Cllr Devine, Cllr Rainsforth and Cllr Davis.

Chair of the In Bloom group and also Centre Manager for Marshall’s Yard, Alison Shipperbottom, said: “We are a voluntary led group with a great deal of passion for the initiative and what it achieves for Gainsborough. The work could not be achieved without the fantastic businesses and council members who have backed our efforts this year with some much-needed funds.”

The efforts now turn to working with stakeholders to look after key sites which include, Whitton’s Gardens, Morton Corner, The Plough and old Guildhall site. Gainsborough Golf Club, Richmond Park and Gainsborough Old Hall continue to improve and prepare for the judges visit in July.

It is also hoped that town “clean up days” can be organised when the weather improves to ensure the town looks at its best throughout the summer months and especially for judging in July. 

If anybody would like to get involved in Gainsborough In Bloom or if you are a business and would be interested in sponsoring a planter, please contact 01427 810706 or get in touch via the Gainsborough In Bloom Facebook page.

Pictured: Vaughan Hughes, Secretary of Gainsborough In Bloom, Claire North from Sills & Betteridge Solicitors, Anna Grieves from WLDC, Margaret Carter from the Friends of the Old Hall, Alison Shipperbottom, Centre Manager at Marshall's Yard and Gill Vollentine from the Mercer Woods group.


For further information, contact:-

Alison Shipperbottom
Centre Manager, Marshall's Yard
Tel: 01427 810706


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644