Get involved in Bourne’s bloom bid

From left, councillor Shirley Cliffe, town clerk Nelly Jacobs, Coun Judy Smith and assistant clerk with Fiona Barker
From left, councillor Shirley Cliffe, town clerk Nelly Jacobs, Coun Judy Smith and assistant clerk with Fiona Barker
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OPEN green spaces and fantastic wildlife areas help make Bourne the wonderful place it is according to our town clerk.

Nelly Jacobs, who is also co-ordinator for the Bourne in Bloom scheme, also loves the fact that the town is such a friendly place.

She said: “Bourne has such a lot to be proud of and, with a bit more effort all round, could be a great place.”

Mrs Jacobs said the town would once again be entered into the East Midlands in Bloom competition this year to showcase Bourne.

She said plans for Bourne in Bloom were still in the early stages and added: “We hope that the scheme will receive a lot of support.”

Mrs Jacobs said there were so many things to appreciate in the town and that her favourites are definitely the greenery.

She said: “I love the river front and the country walks that start right in the centre of the town. I also love the woods and hope that public access will continue for the future.”

Mrs Jacobs said members of the community who cared for the town could join her in making the town an even better place to be.

She said: “Getting involved in Bourne in Bloom with some kind of project either through the community or just as an individual changes the way you look at the area. It creates civic pride.

“I would definitely recommend it and there are still many things that can be done to improve the local environment.”

The aim of the annual competition is to encourage the improvement of surroundings through the imaginative use of trees, shrubs, flowers and landscaping. It also aims to achieve a litter free and sustainable environment.

Mrs Jacobs said there were many parts of the town which could be spruced up.

She said: “There are many areas that would benefit from a splash of colour including road verges, under town signs, small areas within a public green space, on the frontage of a building and so on.

“The committee will try its best to make materials available and help with permissions if required if anyone is interested in undertaking a small project.”

Last year the Bourne in Bloom scheme won the East Midlands in Bloom town category for the first time and was awarded a silver gilt award.

Anyone interested in getting involved in Bourne in Bloom can contact Mrs Jacobs on 01778 426123 or e-mail clerk.bournetc@btconnect.com