WAITROSE VOLUNTEERS COME TO THE AID OF MARLBOROUGH IN BLOOM
Having won Gold last year, with the return of something like Spring weather the Marlborough Bloomers are gearing up for another successful Judging Day on Tuesday 10th July.
Steve Pascall, the new Chairman, has toured the High Street shops hoping to inspire them to fill the town with flowers. "We have had an excellent response", said Steve. "Everyone is keen to join in; community participation is very important and we are working hard to transform parks and open spaces, care for allotments, work with children and plant almost everything conceivable in likely and improbable places."
This week we have been approached by BBC2 with a view to having a slot in the television programme being broadcast at 6.30pm every day this week. Starting in May, a television crew will track the efforts of volunteers to transform the town with flowers and, of course, enhance wildlife habitats and create a cleaner, greener environment. Watch this space to see if we are chosen.
The picture illustrates the importance of community involvement. We needed two strong young men to help move two of our flower troughs to the forecourt of Mistral on the High Street. Within minutes, Waitrose Assistant Team Manager James Moody and Partner Jon Cooke had volunteered their help. The photo shows the delighted Mistral staff Lesley Smith, Jilly Doyle and Jodi Cairns who have promised to weed and water their new acquisition.
Last but not least, local estate agent Jonathan Conning, Director of Henry George, has agreed to sponsor the Marlborough Gardening Competition for the second year running. Details will be circulated town wide so please enter your garden.