Green-fingered children and helpers from five local schools and a pre-schools have been busy planting up flower tubs to help brighten up the town and help Congleton’s entry into the North West, Britain in Bloom and Community Pride Awards.
By the summer the pots should be blooming with a mixture of red and yellow plants to brighten up the bus station and parts of the town centre. The children’s tubs will be given another couple of weeks in the poly tunnels to get established before being placed in the town.
Mayor Cllr Charles Booth, who attended the plant up with the Mayoress and their two young children said: “The children’s tubs are always much admired and on a busy hot Saturday I would like to say a huge thank you to the children and their helpers from Havannah, Buglawton, Astbury St Marys, Mossley, Daven and New Life Church pre-school who did such a terrific job on behalf of all the schools and youth groups.”
The session was led by In Bloomer Patti Pinto, she added: “Working with these enthusiastic young children and their adult helpers on the school plant-up sessions is always a pleasure and the results of their work will help brighten the town for all.”
All the children will receive a certificate of thanks from the Town Council and In Bloom group.
The next Congleton in Bloom community event is a volunteer morning on Saturday 12th May from 10-12 noon, meeting at Community Garden in Lawton Street. There will be a mixture of litter picking, gardening and tidying.
Congleton is entered for the North West in Bloom, Britain in Bloom and the Cheshire Community Pride Awards this year. Unannounced visits for Cheshire Community Pride judging can take place at any time from Mid-May until end of July, the North West in Bloom judging will be late July and the Britain in Bloom judging on Thursday 2nd August. The In Bloom team is asking for everyone’s continued co-operation in keeping the town clean and tidy.