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Nelson In Bloom team spread some sunshine

Nelson in Bloom volunteers Coun. Sheila Wicks (left),  Graham Williams (centre) and  Yvonne Tennant (right) with young enthusiasts who came along on the day. (S)

Nelson in Bloom volunteers Coun. Sheila Wicks (left), Graham Williams (centre) and Yvonne Tennant (right) with young enthusiasts who came along on the day. (S)

The Nelson in Bloom team kicked off its summer activities by giving away sunflower seeds, compost and pots to shoppers in the town centre.

Lots of towns around Pendle have been successful in Blooming but Nelson has now joined the scheme.

Dozens of people took their own little pot of sunshine home, and children were encouraged to compete with their siblings to see who could grow the tallest plant.

The group’s secretary – Yvonne Tennant – said: “It was lovely to see so many people going away with a smile on their face, despite it being a cold and blustery day.

“Nelson In Bloom want to bring the sunshine to Nelson and Saturday’s event was just the beginning.”

The group, which also recruited some new volunteers, is already working on a number of sites around the town. And they are hoping that Nelson will be full of floral grandeur.

Their floral tribute to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War has now expanded from planting 10,000 poppies to 50,000 across town, as well as installing new planters and displays in the centre.

Schools, businesses and community organisations are also getting involved with the scheme, which is supported by Nelson Town Council and Pendle Council, and anybody interested in helping make Nelson “blooming good” should contact Yvonne on 07867 975665 or email: nelson_in_bloom@yahoo.com

 

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