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Wareham in Bloom Spring Roundup 2013
We’re Back and Raring to Go for GOLD!
The Wareham in Bloom Committee met on 13th February 2013 and considered a number of items on the agenda:
After a year out of regional/national Britain in Bloom competitions, the committee is pleased to announce that it is back in the running this year. A decision was made to join ‘South West in Bloom’ as being more appropriate to a Dorset town. Councillor Eric Osmond MBE (Chairman) and the Town Clerk have already attended a very useful seminar and workshop session at Trowbridge to kick us off.
Plans are being made for two fundraising events at the Corn Exchange; please come along and support your local Wareham in Bloom initiative:
Wareham in Bloom /Camera Club event - Saturday 2nd March 2013.
Table Top sale including plants – Saturday 4th May 2013.
Fresh Acres Ltd were contracted to supply floral displays in the town centre for the forthcoming season at a cost of £3432.00 - following their successful ‘trial’ last year. Many thanks to all our In Bloom sponsors who have made this possible.
The Chairman reported that he was very grateful to Dave Watkins of local company Anvil Landscapes Ltd who had offered to help maintain the Saxon roundabout throughout the summer season free of charge. An agreement had been made, the initial maintenance had already been done and the roundabout features were looking in tip top condition. Thank you, Mr Watkins and your hard working team!
The Chairman stated that he would soon be asking local businesses and shops for donations for the forthcoming year - so watch out, Eric’s about!
Suggestions from members were requested for possible new sponsors, organisations or local groups who could perhaps contribute to Wareham in Bloom. If you can help in any way, please let us know – phone Debbie Cousins on 01929 55306.
Planting at Hauses Field Sensory Garden - herb seeds had been ordered from the RHS, two planters would be emptied and others would be repaired, oiled, painted and reinforced, before soil was introduced.
Bulbs planting - a large number of bulbs for a reasonable price have been obtained from a local nursery and have already been planted around the town.
St Martin’s Church earth walls were reported as still being a problem area and not reflecting its high profile as the northern entrance to the town. Work to tidy it up, with possible sponsorship, was indicated as a worthwhile project. Volunteers, please!