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Spring Bulbs 18

Volunteers wanted for spring
bulb planting in Victoria Park,
Peace Gardens and Lock Island

Following the hugely successful community planting of the rose beds in Victoria Park earlier in the year, Newbury Town Council is further enhancing Victoria Park and other areas of the town by planting spring bulbs on Sunday 2 December from 11am.

Cllr Margo Payne, Mayor of Newbury, will lead the efforts to plant around 800 spring bulbs including tulips, crocuses and daffodils across all of the areas.

 The Mayor will plant the first bulb at 11am in Victoria Park and members of the public are welcome to come along and help.

Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “We are inviting volunteers to the Park, the Peace Gardens at the Wharf and then onto Lock Island, from 11am to help with the planting. The areas will be marked out, ready for the bulbs to be planted so we are encouraging anyone to please bring a spade and come and take part in this community event”.

Cllr. Sarah Greenall, who chairs the Britain in Bloom Working Group added, “This will be a great kick-start for next year’s campaign, as voluntary and community effort is so important for Britain in Bloom. We are re-entering the Competition in 2019, after 11 years and we need your help to do well and to showcase our beautiful town. We would also like to thank our sponsor Continental Landscapes Ltd, the Council’s ground maintenance contractors, for their generous donation towards the bulbs, without whom we would not have been able to complete this project for the Community to enjoy.”