Gainsborough: In Bloom needs you to help improve the town

With just a few weeks to go until the In Bloom judges arrive in Gainsborough, local businesses and volunteers get dug into making further improvements within the town.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 25th June 2015, 10:36 am
The Sills and Betteridge team working hard on Morton Corner
The Sills and Betteridge team working hard on Morton Corner

Residents and business owners may have noticed the colourful wooden planters introduced to key gate ways of the town supported by local firms but now the team behind the improvements are appealing for help from everyone who wants to see their town do well in the competition.

Chairman of the In Bloom group, Jo Biddle, said: “It’s all hands on deck now as we’re fast approaching the judge’s visit. We’re desperate for people to take ownership of parts of Gainsborough that our judges will take in to account when viewing the overall town. We’ve done what we can as volunteers to improve key areas but now it’s those areas in between that need attention.”

“Perhaps if you are a resident or shop owner in the town centre you could add to our efforts in doing a litter pick around your property, introducing a plant pot, trough, window box or hanging basket to your premises or just simply giving your frontage a lick of paint or a good scrub down.”

Town Manager, Samantha Mellows, said: “This is a chance to get Gainsborough put on the map as being a clean, presentable market town in which the residents and businesses take pride of.”