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We need you! In Bloom group appeals to Gainsborough public for more help

We need you! In Bloom group appeals to Gainsborough public for more help
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We need you! In Bloom group appeals to Gainsborough public for more help

22 June 2017

With only two weeks to go until the In Bloom judges arrive in Gainsborough, local businesses and volunteers get dug into making further improvements within the town.

Residents and business owners may have noticed the colourful wooden planters introduced to key gate ways of the town supported by local firms such as Horsley’s and McDonald's, but now the team behind the improvements are appealing for help from everyone who wants to see their town do well in the competition.

Chairperson of the In Bloom group, Alison Hall, said: “It’s all hands on deck now as we’re fast approaching the judge’s visit. We’re desperate for people to take ownership of parts of Gainsborough that our judges will take in to account when viewing the overall town. We’ve done what we can as volunteers to improve key areas but now it’s those areas in between that need attention.

“Perhaps if you are a resident or shop owner in the town centre you could add to our efforts in doing a litter pick around your property, introducing a plant pot, trough, window box or hanging basket to your premises or just simply giving your frontage a lick of paint or a good scrub down. All of these things show a local sense of pride in the town and individual responsibility which helps Gainsborough score points in this national competition.”

Sills and Betteridge solicitors, the staff at Browns Department Store and volunteers from Hope Church have all been instrumental in ensuring key areas look their best such as Whitton’s Gardens and the old Guildhall site, Morton Corner and the Murco Garage grounds. They have worked for a number of weeks in their evenings to dig up, clear, cut back and plant these areas to be enjoyed by everyone who lives, works and visits Gainsborough.

Alison continued: “The town is aiming for a silver gilt award once again this year and we have several challenges facing us such as the Lincolnshire County Council cut backs meaning the grass verges remain uncut. We need help from all volunteers be it businesses or residents in the town. There are two clean up afternoons coming up on the 29th June and the 5th July where people are to meet by the Marshall's Yard TV at 3pm to help sweep, litter pick and weed the judging route. We'd like everyone with a spare hour or two to meet us with their tools and lend a hand."

“This is a chance to get Gainsborough put on the map as being a clean, presentable market town in which the residents and businesses take pride of”.

Pictured:-  The Sills & Betteridge team working hard on Morton Corner


For further information, contact:-

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


Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644

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