Your News: Bourne in Bloom has a positive effect

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Over the last few weeks the Len Pick Trust has become actively involved with Bourne in Bloom to help improve the environment; this is having a very positive effect on the town centre.

The town council’s hanging baskets which are being offered to traders at £5 have been heavily subsidised by the Len Pick Trust.

The shrub bed outside the former public toilets on South Street has received a huge facelift with the whole site being tidied up; again thanks to the Len Pick Trust and some volunteers.

Volunteers cleared the site completely to provide a blank canvas for Debbie Cooke from Kirkby Underwood, owner of ‘Creative Garden Design’ (www.creativegardendesign.co.uk).

Debbie Cooke and her colleague Sarah Horne were awarded a silver medal with their garden in the Great Pavilion at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The Len Pick Trust has teamed up with Debbie and the Bourne in Bloom committee to create something special for Bourne.

The design is visually attractive and will be low maintenance but also catering for pockets of annual floral displays allowing for variations in each year’s display.

The owner of the site, South Kesteven District Council, fully supports the project.

Driving in or out of Bourne you may have noticed the new large planters at the four entrances of the town – these have been sponsored by Carlsberg UK, Bourne Prepared Produce, Larkfleet Group, Warners Midlands and the one under the Town Hall by Delaine Buses.

The Bourne in Bloom committee is very grateful for the support by all of the above and would like to thank them for their help and sponsorship for all of these Bourne in Bloom initiatives.

On a final note we shall be looking for help with litter picking on Monday, July 7, 2014 in the evening or if that date/time does not suit the council is able to lend litter picking equipment for individuals to carry this out over the weekend or any other time.

Please contact Nelly Jacobs on 01778 426123 or e-mail clerk.bournetc@btconnect.com