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Green Fingured Children Plant Up Day

Congleton Primary School children plant-up for the Winter Tubs

Green-fingered children and helpers from eight local schools have been busy planting up 46 flower tubs to brighten up Congleton town centre over the winter months and 26 blueberry tubs to grow food at their schools.

The flower tubs were filled with daffodil bulbs, winter pansies, ivies and a cypress tree. The plants were sponsored by Congleton Town Council and supplied by Four Oaks Nursery. The Blueberry plants were sourced via the Congleton Food4Free group.

Town Centre Manager Jackie MacArthur organised the event, and demonstrations were given by Eco Learning Co-ordinator Patti Pinto. Town Councillors Paul Bates, David Brown, Bob Edwards, Amanda Martin and Glen Williams and Congleton Town Mayor Sally Ann Holland provided essential support preparing the tubs and helping planting.

Town Mayor Sally Ann Holland said: “I would like to say a huge thank you to the parents, staff and pupils from Astbury St Marys, Blackfirs, Bosley St Marys, Buglawton, Daven, Mossley, Marlfields, and Woodcocks’ Well for making such a great job of planting up the tubs. This is the second year that the town has planted up winter tubs and I hope it will now become an established diary date! I must also thank my fellow Councillors, Patti Pinto and the Congleton Food4Free initiative for making the plant-up possible.”

All the children and schools involved will receive a certificate of thanks from the Town Council. The children’s efforts will be documented as part of Congleton’s NW in Bloom and Community Pride Award submission 2013.

If you would like to get involved in improving the environment in and around Congleton, Cllr Glen Williams, Congleton’s Tidy Town Champion, will be in town on Saturday 10 November from 10am – 12 noon to listen to your suggestions. Alternatively call 01260 270350 or email info@congletontowncouncil.co.uk