Volunteers boost Bourne’s efforts in flower competition

The Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter joined forces with the town's Bourne in Bloom Committee to paint the planters around the town. From left, Janice Hill, Bryan Summers, incoming president of the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter and the last club president Mike Bailey
The Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter joined forces with the town's Bourne in Bloom Committee to paint the planters around the town. From left, Janice Hill, Bryan Summers, incoming president of the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter and the last club president Mike Bailey
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Volunteers have been giving up their time to get the town’s planters prepared for its entry to East Midland’s in Bloom.

Last year a community effort ensured Bourne picked up a silver gilt award the competition.

The same spirit has been on display throughout the May. Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Bourne St Peter joined forces with the town’s Bourne in Bloom committee to paint the planters around the town.

Battling strong winds, bad weather and the hottest day of the year so far the volunteers gave up several hours of their free time over three weekends to get the planters ready to show off the blooms which will be planted soon.

Nelly Jacobs, from Bourne in Bloom said: “The Rotary Club has been absolutely fantastic, they have even been out litter picking over the winter.

“It is people like that which make such a difference to community project like this.”

Mrs Jacobs said local businesses have also been rallying to the cause to lend a helping hand. She praised Harrison and Dunn for discounting the paint for the planters and Town and Country for offering to house the watering equipment.

Anyone interested in helping out should call Mrs Jacobs on 01778 426123.