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Children’s Plant up Day

Children go for Gold in this year’s plant up!

Green-fingered children and helpers from seven local schools have been busy planting up 46 flower tubs with a ‘Going for Gold’ theme to help brighten up the town and help Congleton’s entry into the In Bloom and Community Pride Awards.Gold was seen as appropriate for the Olympic year – and also represents the standard awarded to the Congleton from the RHS North West in Bloom judges in 2011. The tubs were filled with marigolds, begonias, and trailing plants and will be used around the town centre. All the plants were supplied by Four Oaks Nursery at Lower Withington, who also provides the flowers for the troughs along Mountbatten Way.Congleton Town Mayor, Sally Ann Holland, helped to plant up the tubs. She said: ‘”The children’s tubs are always much admired and I’d like to say a huge thank-you to the 30 children and their helpers from Astbury St Mary’s Buglawton, Daven, Mossley, Quinta, St Mary’s and Woodcocks Well primary schools, to Patti Pinto the Eco-schools advisor who lead the planting session and to Councillors Amanda Martin, Elizabeth Wardlaw, Glen Williams and Bob Edwards for their help. The children were very enthusiastic and did a fantastic job of planting the tubs.

It will be great to see the results of their hard work around the town.”All the children will receive a certificate of thanks from the Town Council and In Bloom group’.Congleton Town Council plans to have all the floral troughs out on Mountbatten Way, hanging baskets mounted in the Town Centre and the children’s tubs located around the town centre ready to enhance Congleton for the Olympic Torch Visit and Jubilee weekend.Congleton is entered for both the North West in Bloom and the Cheshire Civic Pride Awards this year. Unannounced visits can take place at any time from Mid-May until end of August so organisers are asking for everyone’s co-operation in keeping the town clean and tidy.