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In Bloom- Winter Plant Up 2017

Congleton Children plant Winter tubs day after learning of Britain in Bloom Place

The day after Congleton learnt that it had won best large town in the North West, 24 youngsters from seven primary schools and a pre-school were helping the Congleton in Bloom team prepare for the 2018 campaign!

The children planted 20 winter tubs with daffodil and tulip bulbs, pansies, polyanthus and skimmia, which will add splashes of colour to the Town Centre through the winter and spring.

Green-fingered children attended from Astbury St Mary’s, Daven, Havannah, Quinta, Smallwood Academy, St Mary’s Roman Catholic school, Woodcock’s Well and New Life Pre-School.

The planting session was led by Congleton in Bloom team members Patti Pinto, Amanda Martin, Glen Williams and Jackie MacArthur. Congleton Town Mayor, Cllr Charles Booth, came along with his young family to encourage the children at the plant-up.  He said: “I would like to thank all the children and their helpers for making such a grand job of the town’s flower tubs. In Bloom is all about community involvement as well as horticultural excellence  – and with the enthusiasm of our young people Congleton in Bloom should be in safe hands for many years to come!”

All the children will receive a certificate of thanks from the Town Council and the In Bloom group.