Bourne has been entering the East Midlands in Bloom Competition since 2006 and judging for this year is taking place on Tuesday, July 8 at 2.30pm.
Bourne has been extremely successful with achieving awards such as ‘Silver Gilt’ for the town in general since 2008, but with marks improving steadily. On top of the general award we have also gained ‘The Least Littered Environment’ in the East Midlands’ in 2009, special awards for the Allotments, The Willoughby School and many other areas.
The committee has been working on further improvements to the environment and has managed to secure sponsorship for five large planters to be placed adjacent to the four main roads leading into Bourne and one for the archway of the Town Hall for the 2014 season. These planters are being sponsored by Warners Midlands plc, Bourne Prepare Produce (part of Bakkavor), Larkfleet Group and Delaine Buses.
A further scheme is being investigated at the moment. If successful in gaining support, this scheme would provide more colour in the town centre.
A number of individuals and organisations continue to do litter picking in and around the outskirts of the town. Bourne Town Council is able to lend litter picking equipment to individuals and groups that are interested in helping to keep the area clean or tidy up an identified grotspot.
Although many councils no longer support funding for schemes such as this, Bourne Town Council felt that certain aspects of the town had improved notably since entering this competition and that the budget of £1,200 designated to this cause was money well spent.
Please contact Nelly Jacobs, Town Clerk on 01778 426123 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further information.