Flower boxes a welcome sight
Six wooden flower boxes built by prisoners at HM Prison Peterborough have been placed at various locations around Stamford.
Stamford in Bloom organiser Ann Ellis said the flower boxes formed part of the preparations for the town's participation in the East Midlands in Bloom competition later this year.
One of the boxes was recently placed at the entrance to Stamford along High Street St Martins by members of the Inner Wheel Club of Stamford.
Ann said the club had "adopted" the flower box and would maintain it going forward.
Inner Wheel Club president Zena Coles said members were "delighted" to take part in the Stamford in Bloom initiative.
She said they had placed the flower box on the side of the road next to the Welcome to Stamford sign and had planted a variety of "woodland plants" in it.
"We hope that residents and visitors alike will appreciate the addition to the roadside as part of the general welcome to our town," she said.
"Thanks must go to Alistair Peat from Alfresco Landscaping for his help in moving and placing the (flower box) and the behind the scenes help we received in painting it."
Zena said the the Inner Wheel Club had been supporting charities and the community in Stamford for 65 years.
The other containers have been placed at various locations around the town including one at St Mary's Church, another at Castle Dyke near Bath Row and three in the High Street.
Ann said she was still waiting for final confirmation on which dates the judges will visit in July.
"There will be a lot happening in the next few weeks and people should notice a difference as they walk around the town."
She thanked everyone who had volunteered so far.